SneezingEighty percent of allergy and asthma sufferers test positive for dust mite allergy which can actually cause asthma. Dust mites are tiny microscopic bugs that lurk in carpet, on upholstered furniture, in automobiles, on clothing, and on your bed.

Your pillows, they seem harmless enough but ironically they are havens for dust mites. Each night that you sleep, your face is pressed against the very allergen that triggers symptoms such as watery eyes, runny nose, stuffed sinuses and a sore throat. Killing dust mites in your pillows isn’t easy but people who are allergic to dust mites will not find relief unless their pillow is allergen-free. If you want to do it yourself here is a link with a 6-step process,

It’s a scary thought but another place where dust mites lurk is in your child’s stuffed animal. Do you remember when was the last time you cleaned your child’s favorite stuffed animal? If your child suffers from allergies this is a great place to start.

Nearly two-thirds of the dust in our home is tracked in from the outside. Here are some tips to minimize dust, keep a mat at the entryway, use grates to scrape dirt off shoes, encourage your family to remove their shoes while inside and use a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter. While all these things make a difference it is still recommended that you clean your carpets once every 6 months which dramatically reduces pet allergens, dust mites, mold spores and bacteria.

It’s the last place you would ever think of cleaning, however it’s probably one of the most important places in your home or office – your ducts. Replacing your air filter is great, but to be completely protected from pollutants such as dust, dander, pet hair, dust mites, pollen, drywall, etc, we recommend cleaning your air ducts and air vents. Not only are these hidden contaminates harmful to your health to breathe in every day, but they can also reduce the efficiency of your heating and cooling system.

No time to clean your pillows, comforters or stuffed animals? Leave it to your personal clothing and fabric concierge, Sudsies. Did we tell you about our sister company, Rugsies? Rugsies cleans more than just carpets. We can clean air ducts, furniture, and even window treatments. For more information visit our websites, and