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Do it Yourself Carpet Cleaning and Kawasaki Disease: Springfield MO.

Do it Yourself Carpet Cleaning and Kawasaki Disease: Springfield MO.

What is Kawasaki disease?

Kawasaki Syndrome was first described by Dr. T Kawasaki in Japan in 1967. Kawasaki Syndrome is quite rare, from 6-11 cases per 100,000 children in the United States each year. It usually strikes children less than five years old. Most children that catch this disease are under 2 years old, yet adult cases have been reported. Kawasaki Syndrome is more common in Japan than in the US, children of Asian heritage are more likely get it and most often in boys.

Symptoms, high fever lasting 5-10, swollen lymph nodes in the neck, a rash and inflammation of the hands and soles of the feet, red lips and eyes.

Is there a connection to carpet cleaning?

A study of an outbreak in Denver of 1982 uncovered that 11 out of 23 cases, the carpet had been shampooed within 30 days before the symptoms. This is a much higher percentage in comparison to a random sample. Of the 11 Colorado cases, where carpet had been recently cleaned; all were do-it-yourself cleaning or spot removal. In only one instance a professional carpet cleaner had been used. Another study reported by Cornell University Medical Center noted a statistical connection to do it yourself carpet cleaning or spot removal.

The largest factors between a do it yourself rental machine and a professional truckmount steam unit is the temperature of the water, and the strength of the vacuum that removes the moisture. A professional carpet cleaner should be equipped with professional equipment that will leave your carpet as dry as possible and explain to you proper drying procedures.

 Although Kawasaki syndrome is extremely rare it is wise to call on a professional carpet cleaner rather than take a chance with an underpowered rental machine. Also make sure carpet is completely dry before allowing young children to play on the floor. A great choice for professional carpet cleaning in Springfield MO is, Ultra Carpet Care. Give us a call today. (417) 459-1971

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