Proven and Efficient Ways of Keeping Away Allergens in Homes

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84-1013tm-cart-electronicsIf you are suffering from allergies and asthma, actual allergens like pet dander, dust mites, cockroach droppings and mold can worsen your condition. They bury themselves into your flooring, furniture and other surfaces in the home. Typically, there is no such thing as an allergenfree home, but cleaning regularly can help to reduce the amount of allergens in your home. Take advantage of the  tips provided to you by The Maids of Plano, TX, if you need help reducing those pollutants in your house. 

Eliminating Dust

Dust is one of the most common and most frustrating allergens within a home. It carries what is known as dust mites, which trigger allergic reactions that cause problems like asthma. Because dusting can worsen the situation (blowing dust into the air), you should follow these simple steps that will help reduce it within your home.

  • Using a damp cloth, rather than a dry one, will help attract the dust rather than to spread it around.
  • Wearing a mask while cleaning will keep you from being affected by the dust.
  • Keeping your home de-cluttered will reduce harbored dust. 

Vacuuming Regularly

Vacuuming on a regular basis will getthe areas that accumulate dust the most, such as furniture and carpeting. It can reduce allergens in those areas.

  • Using vacuum cleaners with special filtration, such as HEPA filters, can help in trapping these particles. Thus preventing them from flying into the air. 
  • Developing a weekly schedule for your dusting and vacuuming will help to keep the dust and other allergens from over-multiplying. 

Preventing Mold and Mildew

Basements and bathrooms are breeding grounds for mold and mildew. Their spores float into the air, triggering allergic reactions. There are some simple ways to reduce theirgrowth.

  • Replace any wallpaper in the rooms where mold and mildew are most likely to grow.
  • Paint the walls with a mold-resistant paint.
  • After taking a bath or shower, run an exhaust fan and towel-dry the bathtub itself.
  • Replace moldy shower drains and moldy carpeting. Scrub away mold from tiles and from bathroom surfaces.
  • Always run a dehumidifier to reduce dampness in basements. 

Controlling Pests

Pests such as cockroaches release allergy-causing droppings. Controlling these pests using eco-friendly methods is the surest way of keeping away those droppings.

  • Replace your pesticides with boric acid.
  • General home cleanliness can keep cockroaches away from the home. 

Getting rid of pollen, dust, and pet dander through the various ways explained above will help reduce the amount of allergens you have within your home.  If you do not have the time to complete these tasks yourself, The Maids of Plano in Texas offer a wide range of cleaning services that can help get hose annoying inhabitants out of your home.

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