How to Reduce Allergens in Your Home

Spring can be harsh on allergies as many an allergy suffer already knows. The peak of allergy season seems to bring no place to hide from irritants like pollen, dust, mold, pet dander, and more pollen. Those itchy and watery eyes, runny noses, sneezing, sore throats and etc. are no fun. There is a way to get a bit of respite from those symptoms when you are inside the comforts of your own home and that is with the following cleaning tips.  

Dust and Vacuum Regularly How to Reduce Allergens in Your Home

Ideally, you should be dusting and vacuuming your home at least weekly to keep on top of irritants that cause symptom flare-ups. Begin with dusting from the highest point in the room and work your way down to the floor. This helps to get all the yuck falling from higher surfaces as it falls to lower ones while you clean.  

The best dusting tool for an allergy sufferer is microfiber. Regular and consistent dusting with microfiber clothes captures and traps more of the dust making the job easier and much more effective.  

When you are finished dusting it is time to get out the vacuum. The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology suggests using a vacuum with a HEPA filter to trap more particles or a double-layered vacuum bag. Make sure to vacuum with slow and methodic rows in both directions to ensure the most gunk is being vacuumed out of the carpet. It is also important to vacuum any cloth-upholstered furniture as well.  

Give Special Attention to Bedding 

Bedding materials are a favorite residence of dust mites. They consume human and animal skin scales and your bedding is a prime place to feast. No matter how clean your home is it can still have dust mites. Keep dust mites at bay by using special allergy covers on your mattress and washing bedding in hot water once a week. Avoid down comforters and don’t forget protective covers for pillows as well.  

Have a Yearly Deep Cleaning Done 

Yearly professional deep cleanings should be done as routine maintenance for certain surfaces in your home such as carpet, tile , hardwood, upholstery, and natural stone. It is even more important to have these cleanings done if you are an allergy sufferer. Professional equipment is high powered to get deep down into these surfaces where other machines can’t and sanitize and clean every bit of yuck that is hanging out deep below the surface.  

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Keep the Outside; Outside 

Now that your home is clean and irritant free you want to keep it that way. Avoid line drying laundry outside, don’t use fans that sit in the window as they draw air in from outside. Try your best to keep windows shut during peak season. Be mindful of what you can carry in from outside when you come inside. Have high-quality mats on both sides of every exterior door and consider a no shoe policy in the home. For sensitive allergies consider wiping down shoes after coming inside and even washing your face and hair. Wipe pet paws when they come in from outside as well.  

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