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Allergy Control

A staggering 1.8 Million children in RSA have asthma due to allergies! With one of the highest prevalent rates of allergies in the World, South Africa is fast catching up with developing countries like Europe and the USA. Seemingly harmless allergens like plant pollen, molds, dust mites, insect stings or various types of food create allergy symptoms when your immune system over-reacts to them.
The difficulty in treating extreme allergic reactions like asthma is in identifying the causes of your allergies. There are of course various medications and anti-histamines available, but the prevention of allergic reactions could help with reducing these less than satisfying statistics. Most of the predominantly damaging allergens are found right in the home – Unclean surfaces and mattresses, poor air quality and pollutants can all spur allergens in the form of Molds, dust bite, cigarette smoke and pet dander. Let’s look in more detail at the 2 most common:

Dust allergies

Sneezing, a stuffy or runny nose and burning or itchy eyes are all symptoms of dust allergies, the most common form of allergens found in the home or office. Wheezing, coughing, tightness in the chest and difficulty breathing, are even more extreme symptoms and those usually experienced by Asthma sufferers. Symptoms can actually be worsened after standard cleaning like sweeping dusting and vacuuming as the dust is made airborne and easier to inhale.

Mold allergies

Allergies also occur when you react to allergens like Mold or pollen that don’t affect most people. Moist indoor areas, like bathrooms or kitchens ...and outdoors on logs and dead leaves, or on uncut grass – these are all favourite places for mold to grow and manifest itself. The fungus can in fact grow in any indoor wet areas, like under sinks and even in cabinets. Mold is also more likely to infect allergic individuals when airborne.

Our cleaning solutions

Steam cleaning

Steam cleaning kills germs, bacteria and micro-organisms such as mold and dust mites. With hot steam vapour and without the use of chemicals, it penetrates the pores of all materials and hard surfaces. It is more thorough than normal supermarket cleaners.

What are the benefits of steam cleaning?
  • It uses no chemicals, which is of great benefit to people who are sensitive to them
  • It reduces toxicity in the home which is especially good if children where pets are present
  • Hot steam vapour is a natural sanitising and deodorising agent without any chemical odour
  • It gets to hard-to-access places that otherwise might have been left unclean.

Carpet cleaning

Carpets are a very popular type of flooring due to their softness & warmth. A clean carpet literally acts as an air filter to trap dust, pollen, and potentially dangerous particles to improve indoor air quality and overall breathing. A clean carpet is the foundation of a cosy, comfortable home and stylish air cleaner!
What are the benefits of carpet cleaning?
  • A clean and well-maintained carpet can trap allergens and particles to prevent them from escaping into the air and being inhaled
  • Respiratory complications, like asthma, can be triggered by poor indoor air quality, which is why most homeowners notice improved health following a thorough cleaning of their carpet
  • To prevent unhealthy Mold growths - The risk of mold and other unhealthy growths developing in dirty carpets is high in areas of high humidity where the carpet is exposed to moisture
  • To prevent Dust Mites - Dust mites are microscopic and as such, many people are not aware of an infestation in their carpets when it occurs.

Ceiling and roof space cleaning

One of the most effective ways of making your home a healthier place to live in is by undergoing a complete roof cavity cleaning and deploying a roof vacuuming solution from ECA Natural Cleaning. Our roof vacuuming solutions remove all of the accumulated dust and toxic particles that may have built up over the years.
What are the benefits of ceiling and roof space cleaning?
  • By cleaning the inside area of your roof space and having the ceiling thoroughly vacuumed, you remove any possible source of various diseases.
  • While everyone can benefit from having cleaner living spaces, people suffering from chronic allergies and asthma, as well as children, will particularly benefit from initiating this important cleaning process.

How does it work?

Unlike traditional chemical cleaning processes, ECA in a scientific way, mirrors the body’s natural defence mechanisms.

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