Indoor allergens can be difficult to deal with, especially when it comes to keeping the house clean and tidy. They are lurking everywhere, and so you need to be careful when you are tidying up and sorting things out.
Whether you are vacuuming or just taking part in some general cleaning work, we have a few tips and tricks that are sure to help you combat indoor allergens in the best and most efficient way possible. Take a look and see if any of these can help you on the way to a reaction-free cleaning experience.
#1 Get Rid of Clutter
Allergens thrive in clutter, and this is where you will find the largest collection of dust and debris. Throwing out or donating your clutter can lead to a home that is much less dusty, or if you don’t want to get rid of it then make sure you clean it a few times a week to keep on top of the dust levels.
While you are cleaning out your clutter, as well as in general, you should consider wearing a dust mask so that you can breathe better and without fear of an allergic reaction. This will help you to clean longer and more efficiently.
#2 Use a Vacuum with a HEPA Filter
You should be vacuuming several times a week, or every day if you have really bad indoor allergies. This helps to keep everything clean, especially carpets and furniture, and will reduce the chance of a nasty reaction.
When you are vacuuming, however, you should make sure that you use a model that has a HEPA filter as this will capture practically all of the allergens and trap them in the filter, so that the air that is pushed back out is clear and fresh. The filters themselves are hospital-grade also, which means that they are strong and reliable for use in the home.
#3 Wash Your Bedding Regularly
You would be surprised by how many allergens your bedding can trap, both in terms of outdoor and indoor. From pollen to dust mites, everything ends up in your bed, and it can lead to severe irritation as your allergens flair up while you sleep. The best way to tackle this is to put all of your sheets on a hot wash once a week to remove all of the allergens.
If you have a steam cleaner, you can use it to wash your mattress to kill allergens as well as your furniture. Do remember that these will need around 24 hours to dry though, depending on the steam cleaner you use. This is a great way to ensure that your home is free from indoor allergens.
#4 Keep the Bathroom under Control
Mould is probably one of the worst indoor allergens, and the place it occurs most is in your bathroom. As a result, it is important to keep this room clean and under control at all times. If you have mould already, wash the walls thoroughly and leave them to dry. If the room is naturally damp, place a heater in there so that it can dry out thoroughly.
Once dry, paint the walls with a mould-proof paint to help prevent it from growing back again. You should also purchase a dehumidifier to keep the air clear and dry at all times. You should also wash the shower curtain, as mould can collect there as well. Read how to clean mold naturally here
Hopefully, you have found these nifty hacks useful when it comes to keeping your home free from allergens as well as nice and clean. We know it’s tough to do, but by wearing a mask and keeping on top of the little things, you should find breathing in your home a much easier task. Plus, it doesn’t hurt to get rid of clutter on a regular basis anyway!
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