Housekeeping Tips for Reducing Allergens
What comes to mind when you think of autumn? You may think of leaves changing color and falling, Halloween, colder temperatures, and, unfortunately, seasonal allergies. There are several fall and year-round allergy triggers, including mold and dust mites.
Luckily, with regular, proper housekeeping, you can reduce the amount of allergens in your home – here are some tips to get started:
Preventing Mold Growth
When was the last time you inspected your house for mold growth?
Two of the rooms in your home used often that you will want to inspect thoroughly for mold growth regularly are the kitchen and the bathroom. The bathroom is one of the easiest places for mold to grow. Yet, luckily, there are many ways that you can prevent mold from growing in the bathroom. Some tactics to prevent bathroom mold growth include purchasing an exhaust fan, as well as drying out shower items and washing rugs, towels and curtains regularly.
The kitchen is another area in your home that has many different surfaces where mold can flourish. Therefore, one top priority for all homeowners should be to regularly clean all appliances, from the microwave to the fridge.
How to Get Rid of Dust Mites
While you will never see dust mites in your home, it does not mean they aren’t there. In fact, dust mites are able to live in house dust and feed off of dead skin flakes. This is concerning when you think about how many may be in your home as humans are constantly shedding dead skin.
One of the most well-known ways to get rid of dust mites is to clean bedding regularly and wash children’s toys, such as stuffed animals. However, routine washings are not the only way to control dust mites in your home. For example, one long term way to get rid of dust mites is to replace any carpeted floors in your home.
How to Keep Pollen Out
Pollen is one of many things that can be tracked inside your home if you keep your shoes on indoors. Yet, the truth is, what you bring inside your home each day isn’t only carried in by your shoes. Pollen, for example, can be brought inside via anything you wore outside. If you are dedicated to reducing the amount of pollen in your home, you will want to change your clothes right away after returning indoors to prevent it from spreading, for example. And, if you’re often tempted to keep your home’s windows open due to the arrival of cooler temperatures, you’ll want to understand how certain weather conditions and high pollen counts affect allergies.
Generally speaking, when it comes to reducing allergens in your home, it’s about both how often you clean and what you use.For example, it is best to use a HEPA filter vacuum to capture small allergens and a microfiber cloth and mop to capture dust more effectively.
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