Studies Show HOST® Cleaning Improves Indoor Air Quality
Carpet provides the healthful role of filtering the air. It traps and holds soil, dust and allergens. The vertical pile of carpet traps and holds many times its weight in small particles, including dust and allergens, that enter into the indoor environment and descend onto it from above. Substantial research suggests carpet does not release these elements back into the air. However, just as it is important to clean or replace a furnace or HVAC filter, it’s important to routinely clean the carpets.
Our System of applying HOST® Dry Carpet Cleaner to the carpet, brushing it through the carpet and then vacuuming up the HOST® Dry Carpet Cleaner removes dirt and reduces allergens. Research studies have shown that one cleaning with the HOST® System reduces: Dust mites by 78%, Dust Mite Allergen by 75%, Cat Allergen by 85%, Mold Spores by 85%. EPA Establishment Number: 074202-WI-001.
Just One HOST® Cleaning Reduces Dust Mites by 78% and Dust Mite Allergen by 75%
A study of 25 homes, conducted in Wisconsin, to determine the effect of HOST Dry Extraction Carpet Cleaning on dust mites showed a 78% drop in the average mite count. An extended study of 63 homes in Georgia and Wisconsin showed mite allergen decreased by 75% one day after HOST Dry Extraction Carpet Cleaning. This research has been peer reviewed and was one of only 500 papers worldwide accepted for presentation at the Sixth International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and the Environment in Helsinki, Finland.
University laboratory tests prove HOST® is not a food for dust mites. They eat only protein—skin scales—HOST® is not a protein.
HOST Cleaning Dramatically Reduces Cat Allergen in Carpet
Pet allergens are one of the top indoor allergens to which people are sensitive. In 1995 and 1996 several homes, with a cat in residence for at least one year, were studied for the presence of cat allergens and the effects of HOST® Dry Extraction Carpet Cleaning in reducing them.
The study established that cat allergens (dander, hair and saliva) in carpet can be decreased 85% with a single HOST® Dry Extraction Cleaning of carpet; a second cleaning reduces the number of these allergens to even lower levels.
Mold & Mold Spores Also Dramatically Reduced with One HOST® Cleaning
Mold spores travel with wind current and are deposited on all indoor and outdoor surfaces. Mold allergens are found virtually everywhere in residential and commercial environments.