Allersearch X-Mite is a dry powder carpet cleaning product promising to reduce allergens such as dust mite waste and pet dander. It seeks to clean your carpet while neutralizing these allergy-causing particles using its unique tannic acid formulation and sponge-like particles carrying a water-based cleaning solution.
Usage and Effectiveness
Spread evenly onto the dry surface, the product is worked into the surface using a clean broom or carpet rake. After letting it sit for three hours and vacuuming, I observed a noticeable improvement in the overall air quality in my room.
The product claims to be safe for use every 90 days. In my experience, however, the effects lasted only for a couple of weeks before the room returned to normal. So, for those planning to use this product, be prepared for possibly more frequent applications.
Handling and Application
This powder cleaner may feel a bit tough to handle initially. It is moist and tends to come out in clumps rather than spreading evenly. Using an upholstery brush to disperse the product helps, but be prepared, it kicks up dust that can settle on nearby furniture. A bit of a cleanup may be needed afterwards.
Upon usage, I found that my carpets flourished, looking cleaner than they had in months. Old carpets with considerable wear and discoloration seemed rejuvenated - a pleasant surprise.
Despite ample warnings of potential chemical smells from similar products in this space, the X-Mite product was relatively odor-free. No overpowering chemical smell was detected during or after use.
While relatively easy to use, this product presents potential risks that consumers should consider. Despite its non-abrasive formulation, the product's packaging guidance advises washing off with soap and water if it comes into contact with skin, contradicting the labeling that asserts it's non-toxic.
If you have small kids or pets, you may want to be cautious. It is always a good idea to keep pets away from the treated area for at least 24 hours, given the incidences reported of vomiting and diarrhea in pets.
The product is quite costly given its suggested usage. For smaller rooms, this might be acceptable, but for larger spaces, the cost can quickly mount up. Also, consider the fact that this is not a one-and-done solution; you'll need to retreat every few months.
Allersearch X-Mite Anti-Allergen Moist Powder Carpet Cleaner is certainly an effective cleaner and allergen neutralizer. However, it does present challenges in application and raises concerns over safety, especially for pets. The product's high cost may also be a deterrence for those with larger spaces.
Despite the noted problems, given the improvement in air quality experienced after usage, I'd recommend this product with caution, particularly if you're dealing with severe allergen intolerance. Always ensure to apply this product while wearing gloves and to keep your pets at bay to ensure their comfort and safety.