Steps to reduce allergens in your home

Blog provided by The Foam Factory

For allergy suffers allergens like dust, pollen, mold, and pet hair are everywhere. Researchers say that a person’s home can be one of the main places where allergens can be found. To help reduce in-home allergens consider the following cleaning tips that will help reduce the severity of allergy symptoms.

Dust – Dust can trigger allergy attacks as they contain allergens such as pollen, pet hair, and skin particles. Using a dusting cloth or brush can scatter dust, instead of removing it. To avoid dispersing dust, use a vacuum cleaner fitted with a HEPA filter. Cleaning surfaces with a damp microfiber cloth will also help catch dust and avoid it from spreading.

Clean your filters – If you use an air purifier, air-conditioning, or a heating system, these filters will need regular cleaning to help them disperse clean air.

Wash your foam and pillows – Sofas, pillows, and mattresses harbor dust mites and their droppings. Since dust mite allergies can be severe, it is recommended to vacuum these items weekly. Cleaning spills as and when they happen will also prevent them from seeping into your furnishing, resulting in mildew and staining. To keep your mattress and sofas clean and free from dust mites consider mattress and foam replacement every 7 years.

Limit your pollen levels – Keeping your windows closed and using air conditioning whenever possible can reduce the levels of pollen in your home. Maintaining a cool interior can also reduce humidity levels, lowering the growth of mold and dust mites.

Cleaning your home can reduce allergens, improving allergy symptoms. When following a new cleaning routine, consistency is key as most often it can take more than 3 weeks for the benefits of a new schedule to reduce allergy symptoms.