People suffering from common allergens have a whole new dimension to the chore ‘cleaning’. Their home is the place where they can imagine to escape from all irritants.
For any normal individual, opening up the car windows and enjoying fresh air might sound like a great idea, but this may be miserable to someone who is allergic to dust, mites, pollen, or any air particles. While the home should be your refuge, one can’t deny that you may be complaining of watery eyes, sneezing, and stuffy head any moment.
The not-so-fun reality: If you are allergic to dust, it means you are irritated with dust mites. These are microscopic organisms that usually feed off in the house and through the air moisture. The most common form of allergen is the dust mites and you are not alone if you are miserable because of any such situation.
A cleaning routine is the simplest solution to address this problem, but how the question remains. Following shares key techniques for a house cleaning for anyone with allergies:
Once a Week Cleaning
Anyone who is affected by indoor allergies should make sure that they clean their homes at least weekly. Regular cleaning will get rid of most of the allergy triggers and relieve the symptoms significantly.
The dust-mites increase in warm houses with rugs and furnishings. Bed mattresses are the ideal place to breed because of the skin scales that become moist and mouldy, which is their best feed. Clean weekly and change sheets so that all the allergens drift to the floor which can later be cleaned with wet mop or vacuum. Ensure that you are dusting ceilings and upholstery alongside the curtains/blinds. Washing sheets regularly would take care of most irritants and pet dander.
This is another space in the house where you spend a lot of time. Make sure you dust top-down from fixtures and ceilings to the floor. Also, it is recommended to vacuum as against sweeping because sweeping only transfers the irritants around and doesn’t get rid of them. All the furnishings should be cleaned with a damp cloth to get rid of maximum pollens and dander.
Wear cleaning mask
To avoid the contaminants in the air, make sure you are wearing a filter mask when you are vacuuming and dusting the house. A face mask is best at filtering out any minute particles in the air as well that may become a source of discomfort for you.
Change AC and Heating Filters
This is one of the most neglected areas and one hardly imagines this to be a problem. The air filters out through these regularly and gathers a lot of dust and mites in the process. Missing out on changing these will result in circulating the same nuisances in the house while you have just deep cleaned the whole home.
Be careful choosing the Cleaning Products
Not every product may suit your allergies so make sure you are picking products that are unscented and free of any dyes. Synthetic fragrances and dyes may cause you allergies and you may never figure out what is eliciting this.
Bathroom Mould and Mildew
Preventing the buildup of mould and mildew in the bathroom is of utmost importance. Just make sure that there is no moisture in the bathroom, dry up every time you are done using it. Microfibre cloths can be used to wipe the walls and counters to keep it dry. Air out after every use to ensure proper drying.
Ask for Cleaning help if you’re Allergic
Seek help in the cleaning and dusting chore if you’re severely allergic to pollens and mites. If your pocket allows, get professional cleaning help monthly. It is not difficult to find cleaners in London if you decide to take that route. These cleaners will take care of your maximum job by cleaning the dustiest spots in the house.
Taking all these measures will considerably improve your life if you have allergies. While you may not be able to completely get rid of them, you can at least reduce the symptoms by taking these steps.
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