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Making your home allergen free

28 Dec 2019 2:26 PM | Ashley brooks

Thinking extensive home cleaning can help you get rid of the allergen problem? Unfortunately, to make your home free of allergies, you need to go for smart cleaning! Here is a list of the most effective smart home cleaning tips that will end the problem of allergens in your home for good! At the end of this blog, I'll include links to where you can find local daily pollen updates and a list of common allergens we deal with during the fall in Spokane.

Smart Dusting

Dusting is an effective way to remove the dust and mold particles from your furniture, doors, and windows. Did you know that using a dry cloth or feather duster for dusting is not doing you any good? When you use a duster, the dust and mold particles spread to other parts of the furniture.

Instead of using a dry cloth or feather duster, you need to use a damp microfiber cloth. It stops the particles from spreading out and traps them in itself. When dusting your fans, doors, windows, ceilings, and furniture, make sure you are using a damp microfiber cloth.

Vacuuming the Allergens Away

Want to know an effective way to control allergens in your home? Vacuuming is one of the smartest home cleaning techniques that can help in getting rid of allergens. Dust particles and pet dander get accumulated on the furniture and carpet, and it becomes impossible to remove them. Use a HEPA filter vacuum to trap the small dust particles and pet dander.

Using a vacuum without a HEPA filter is similar to dusting with a duster. It spreads the particles in the air, making it impossible to remove them from the house. Try to vacuum your home at least twice every week for the best results.

Getting Rid of Mold and Mildew

One of the primary sources of allergens in a home is mold and mildew. When it comes to smart cleaning for removal of allergens, prevention of mold and mildew growth is an essential factor. These allergens grow and thrive in damp areas such as bathrooms, kitchens, basements, and attics.

You must replace the wallpapers with tiles in these specific areas where mold can grow. If you cannot use tiles, you can paint the walls after removing the wallpaper. After you take a shower or wash the bathroom, make sure you thoroughly dry it or turn on the exhaust fan.

Washing Away Allergens

Bugs around the house are not just annoying but even paves the way for severe allergies. A protein found in cockroach droppings triggers allergies in people. Using traps, baits, and boric acid is one way you can get rid of these bugs.

You must wash your pillows, bed covers, and blankets to get rid of such allergens. When bugs crawl over your bed, they leave behind allergens, and other particles get accumulated on it. Therefore, wash all your bed covers and pillow covers regularly!

Incorporate these super-simple and smart ways of home cleaning, make your home free from allergens!

If you're like most families you don't have time to do all of this on your own. Luckily we're just a phone call away! Book online or call us at 509-381-6551 to get started


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