According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America more than 50 million Americans suffer from some form of allergies. Common allergy symptoms include coughing, sneezing, itchy eyes, runny nose and a scratchy or sore throat. In extreme cases allergies can lead to difficulty breathing, asthma attacks, rashes, hives and even low blood pressure.
Don’t let allergies get in the way of your family’s summer plans; here are some simple steps that can be taken to help reduce allergens in your home and help you breathe easier.
Before you begin the cleaning process:
- Empty out the bag or canister in your vacuum. This will help increase the amount of power in your vacuum and help remove more dust, dirt and other allergens quickly.
- If your home has an air purification system turn it on high while you are cleaning. Particles are stirred up when cleaning and sent into the air; this will help remove them right away!
Begin in the bedroom:
- Wash all bedding in hot water to kill dust mites and/or dander that have collected over the winter months.
- While the bedding is in the wash run the vacuum attachment over the mattress and pillows to thoroughly remove any allergens.
- Don’t forget about the curtains and blinds in the bedroom! Even if they are opened and closed every day they are still collecting particles that can stir up allergic reactions.
Then tackle the rest of the house:
- When vacuuming and cleaning the floors, move furniture and appliances. Anything that has collected in these areas can gather mold and dust without you knowing.
- Don’t forget about baseboards, window sills and furniture upholstery. Using the hose and other attachments on most vacuums with help with this process and allow you to deep clean these areas yourself.
- Lastly, finish up by dusting the decorations, fan blades and other miscellaneous items around your home including china, magazines, newspapers and other decorative pieces that can easily be forgotten.
Keep Your House Clean
Once your house is squeaky clean keep it in good condition with weekly maintenance. Vacuuming and dusting once to twice a week will keep the air in your home cleaner. Also think about how you are drying your laundry; hanging clothes and bedding outside allows them to collect pollen and other outdoor allergens – use the clothes dryer to prevent this.
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