How to Combat Allergens in the Home

by Nathan Ripley - June 3, 2019

If you suffer from conditions such as asthma or allergic rhinitis, you’ll know that your home is the one place you can control. An allergy is an immune response to certain elements in the environment. For example, hay fever is caused by a damaging reaction to pollen. In the home, dust and animal hair can all be responsible for producing hypersensitive reactions.

If you or anyone in your home is having an allergic reaction, taking a closer look at your immediate surroundings can make a big difference.

The Kitchen

There are plenty of places where mildew can take hold or dust could settle in the kitchen. Keeping all surfaces clean is not only good for hygiene but can make sure that those susceptible to allergens are protected. Everything from the fridge to the oven and the floor need to have special attention paid to them.

The Living Room

Particularly if you have animals, the living room carpet is one of the major allergen problems for many homes. Hair and dust, even skin, can get ingrained in the surface and over time this can cause a big problem for people with allergies.

Regular vacuuming is really important and an occasional deep clean with a suitable carpet washing device is advised. The other area where dust and other debris can settle, of course, is the furniture. When you hoover, make sure that you don’t neglect these spots.

Regular dusting of surfaces can also help. If you do have a problem with allergies, try using the soft attachment for your vacuum to lift it off rather than a traditional duster which simple moves the problem around rather than removing it entirely.

The Bedroom

Your bedroom has all the problems that your living room does but with one added potential hazard for allergy sufferers. The bed.

Estimates suggest that the average bed could well have around 10,000 dust mites hiding away. The first thing you might like to do is get an anti-allergen cover for your mattress. Also make sure that you change your sheets and pillow cases often. You should make sure that you keep any pets out of the bedroom, even if it is their favorite place to sleep.

Clothes hanging in the closet can also gather dust, so that when you come to finally wear them they can cause an impact if you have any allergies.

For those who are vulnerable to allergens, keeping the home as clean and dust free is vital. The trouble is that it takes a good deal of work. If you’re particularly susceptible, you could find yourself vacuuming and wiping down the sides almost every day. A good place to start is to make sure your home is as uncluttered as possible.

If you want the job done professionally, of course, you can hire a maid service to come in and do the cleaning for you. At Maid Just Right we can not only get someone in to give your place a thorough clean but can also advise about ways to keep those allergens down to a minimum.

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