Around 7.8% of adults in the United States suffer from allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever. The runny nose, itchy eyes, along with coughing and sneezing occur when our bodies overreact to allergens. Fall is known to be the worst time for these allergies since there’s a significant amount of pollen in the air.
We’ve put together a list of ways to keep allergens out of your home to ease your symptoms:
Vacuum twice a week
Vacuuming is the most effective way to get rid of dust. The suction prevents allergens from spreading and settling in your home. Make sure you vacuum has a HEPA filter. This filter captures even the minutest allergen. Regular vacuum cleaners cannot contain allergens, in fact, they might push the allergens to go airborne, leaving you more susceptible to reactions.
While on the surface clutter seem untidy, it can also be breeding grounds for multiple allergens. Having piles of clothing or boxes around your home gives dust and dirt more place to get trapped. Get rid of the clutter in your home and notice the difference in your allergy symptoms.
Wear a protective mask when clearing up your home
When cleaning your home every week, make sure you wear a protective mask. The dust and allergens are most active when you are cleaning right up till a few hours after you’re done cleaning.
Wash your linens
Bed sheets should be changed at least once a week for those who experience allergies. Though your bed sheets may seem harmless, they actually contain many allergens like pet hair, human hair, dead skin, pollen from the clothes you wore outside, etc. Other than changing the bed sheets, vacuum the blankets you use as well to get rid of any trapped allergens.
Have your carpets cleaned regularly
Carpets are some of the most common reasons behind allergy flare-ups. The fibers in carpets trap allergens and where they continue to deposit and buildup. If carpets aren’t maintained, they can also begin to grow mold. Mold develops in damp and warm environments; therefore, any moisture in your home’s carpets provides the best place for it to thrive. Mold can cause wheezing, eye irritation, skin irritation, respiratory tract infections and much more. Keep your family safe from mold by having your home’s carpets steam cleaned by professionals regularly.
Excellence Janitorial Services provides state-of-the-art carpet cleaning services to help reduce the allergens in your home. In addition to that, our residential cleaning services in Bakersfield like home sanitizing, oriental rug service, and carpet repair can effectively remove all sorts of allergens from your home.