How to Control Allergens in Your Home

water-blaster-pressure-washing-side triIndoor allergens such as mold, pet dander,dirt, and dust can result to sneezing, coughing, and runny nose, among other symptoms in many individuals. Allergens are carried through the air and can be found on the floor, furniture, utensils and other surfaces around the house. Research has shown that no house is free from allergen, but effective cleaning of everything around your house can reduce the number of allergens. Here are some of the tips for minimize indoor allergens:

Dusting Efficiently

Getting rid of dust around the house has been shown as the most effective way of controlling indoor allergens. This is because dust mites commonly trigger allergy symptoms. Although dusting is important it is good to remember that dusting can increase the allergen particles in the air if not done correctly. For this reason, it is important to use a damp or treated cloth during dusting. A damp cloth attracts and traps dust rather than scattering it.

Vacuuming to Reduce Allergens

Vacuuming is important because it can help to control allergens in your home by removing it from floors as well as furniture. However, it can also lead to scattering of dust into the air if your vacuum doesn’t have the right filtering system. To avoid scattering of dust during vacuuming, use a vacuum cleaner that has a HEPA filter that traps dust particles and prevent their scattering into the air. In addition, try to vacuum your house at least once or twice a week.

Wash Away Allergens

Another way to reduce allergens is to wash them away. Wash blankets, sheets, and pillowcases using very hot water at least once a week. You can also encase comforters, non-washable pillows and mattresses in allergen-proof covers.

All these tips will help you to reduce allergens in your home, and if you are looking to have a professional maid service assist you in keeping your home clean, do not hesitate to contact The Maids of Greater Lehigh Valley, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.