Mold spore allergies are most commonly linked to asthma, and unfortunately cannot be treated. The symptoms of the allergy, however, can be reduced by avoiding contact with the culprit. The AAFA suggests using central air conditioning on the "recirculate" setting, which excludes a lot of the pollen and mold from the air in your home.
An additional avenue to explore when ridding your home of mold spores is vapor cleaning. Unlike traditional vacuum cleaners that trap particles into the fibers of carpets, rugs, and upholstery, a vapor steam cleaner pulls dust mites, dirt, mold spores, and other allergens directly into the cleaner. So instead of simply moving the dirt from the carpet to the air, you're leaching it out of the carpet and into the cleaner, getting rid of it completely.
If you want to kill two birds with one stone, you can also use your vapor steam cleaner to clean the inside of your car - it's safe to use on glass, auto upholstery, carpets, leather, wheels grills, and door jams.
Why Vapor Steam Cleaners Work best
The extremely hot steam released from vapor steam cleaners is dry steam, which is only about 6% water - a smaller percentage of moisture than is in the air we breathe. This means that vapor steam cleaning will not oversaturate carpets and upholstery, and that the moisture begins to evaporate almost immediately upon contact.
Benefits of Vapor Steam Cleaning:
- Safe to use on many different types of surfaces including tile, vinyl, stone, sealed hardwood, fiberglass, and chrome. Different applications make the machines suitable for carpets, windows, mirrors, bedding, fabrics, and ovens.
- No harsh chemicals or cleaning solutions are needed.
- The low level of moisture left behind by vapor steam cleaners dries quickly, so you won't be left with saturated carpets and upholstery.
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