Doing some basic house work can reduce a lot of allergy triggers and help alleviate the symptoms that coincide. Knowing which chores to tackle and a few tips along the way can improve the situation and what to avoid that might provoke allergies. We at Baker Sandoval Cleaning would like to elaborate on cleaning for allergy season.
Cleaning for Dust Allergy Sufferers
Vacuuming: Ensure your vacuum is equipped with a HEPA filter because allergens are tine and pass through the standard vacuum filters easily. Basically, with a standard filter, the vacuum sucks up the allergens to only shoot them back out again. The high-traffic areas should be vacuumed daily, or as often as possible, and low traffic areas vacuumed 1-2 times a week. The more often the better.
Clearing clutter: The piles of clothes and linens as well as boxes, mail, catalogs, and magazines collect dust and pollen as well as attract dust must and roaches. Removing the clutter and keeping it under control can help significantly.
Bathrooms: Mold is a common allergy trigger. The bathroom needs to be cleaned routinely to avoid mold and mildew buildup. Scrub the shower, sinks, tubs, and especially the grout regularly in addition to the shower curtain and floor mats.
Patios: The front and back entrance ways outside should be cleaned frequently. Sweeping the area is ideal and scheduling a periodic power wash can also keep the dust and pollens under control.
Dampen cloths and mops: Using dampened clothes and mops as you clean will trap the dust and allergens as opposed to knocking them into the air.
Wash sheets: Washing the sheets weekly in warm temperatures of at least 130 F. The dust mites will be destroyed at this temperature. Any children with allergies should also have their stuff animals washed as well.
Avoid scented cleaners and detergents: Fragrances in cleaners and detergents can trigger allergy symptoms; opt for fragrance-free products.
No air-drying laundry: Clothes left outside to air dry can collect pollens and mold spores, triggering allergies, it is better to just dry them in the dryer.
Area rugs: If the rugs, door mats and runners are old, consider replacing them. If they are relatively new, ensure they are regularly vacuumed and professionally cleaned.
Window Treatments: Dust of the blinds and make sure the curtains and drapes are washed often to remove the collected dust.
No shoes: Consider enforcing wearing no shoes indoors. By having your family remove their shoes at the door you can avoid tracking in a lot of pollens and allergens.
Pets: Get furry pets bathed and brushed frequently.
Change filters: Remember to change your filters once a month to cut down on allergens and spare hardships on your system.
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When doing your cleaning, collecting the dirt, dust, and allergens is the ideal solution to keep the allergies under control. The more frequently you do the cleaning, the less allergy triggers can assault you. When you need help containing the allergens, call Baker Sandoval Cleaning and let our specialists deep clean your home or office for you.