Warm days are more frequent during spring, but this is also the season of sneezing and runny noses. When someone in your household suffers from allergies, your first preventive action should be keeping your home clean. Be prepared for spring with these 7 cleaning tips to control spring allergies.
1. Make a cleaning schedule
Most allergens are microscopic particles that only go away after you clean thoroughly. During spring, deep and regular cleaning is crucial to keep allergy triggers low. Scheduling and spreading your cleaning chores through the week helps you ensure every area of your home gets effectively cleaned—and allergen-free!
2. Wash your beddings with hot water
Your beddings gather allergens during the day. Dust, mold, and dust mites could be triggering your allergies during bedtime without you even noticing it. To eliminate allergens on your bed, wash your bedding in hot water and dry it on the highest temperature setting—also, deep clean your mattress during your spring cleaning. Consider getting allergy-proof beddings.
3. Deep-clean your carpets and rugs
Removing fine particles from carpets and rugs can be challenging. To clean your carpets, use a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter; otherwise, you might be spreading allergens throughout the room. Washable rugs are not a problem if you can throw them into the washing machine weekly. However, even if you vacuum frequently, consider changing your carpets for laminate or vinyl flooring to reduce allergies.
4. Dust every corner of your home
Many people forget to clean hard-to-reach surfaces, like inside cabinets or behind furniture. However, by thoroughly dusting these hidden spots, you will reduce the allergens inside your home. Use a microfiber duster or cloth; it captures the dust instead of driving it away. Begin by upper furnishings, including ceiling fans and window coverings—you can launder washable curtains. Vacuum the floors after dusting to eliminate the remaining dust.
5. Keep your home clutter-free
Take advantage of spring cleaning and declutter your home. Piled-up clothes and other stored objects can collect allergens with time. You can sell, donate, or repurpose the clothes that you don’t want anymore. The same applies to anything else that is only accumulating dust. Less is more!
6. Take the mold out of your home
Mold and mildew spores are allergy triggers, but they are associated with other respiratory issues. During spring, moisture levels rise, accelerating fungus growth. Deep cleaning the spots where mold is visible (like the bathroom) is crucial for your household’s health.
7. Keep your indoor air clear
Spring is a great time to pay attention to your air conditioner unit. Keep the vents and ducts clean and make sure the entire system is running in optimal performance. Clean the air filters and make sure they are capable of retaining small particles. To prevent pollen and dust in your home, you are better off closing all the windows to let your filter clear the air.
After reading these ways to ease allergies in spring, we are sure you want to tackle your household chores right now, and 4 Senses House Cleaning can help you! Prepare yourself for spring by booking our cleaning services.
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