Top Tips for Cleaning to Reduce Allergies

We all know we should be regularly cleaning our home and offices to keep up a high level of hygiene and cleanliness; that’s pretty common knowledge, or we hope it is! Cleaning is one of the best ways to create a clean and fresh environment for you to live or work in. But there are other reasons to make sure everything is clean, because a clean environment can help to reduce allergies.

If you suffer from allergies such as dust, mould or pollen, regular cleaning can help to get rid of the various triggers and, in turn, help to relieve your symptoms. Here are just a few tips for cleaning to reduce allergies!

Avoid shampooing your carpet

Steam cleaning or using shampoo to clean your carpet might be making your allergies worse. Making your carpet wet can encourage mould to grow, even if you can’t see it! You should vacuum once or twice a week, making sure your vacuum has a HEPA filter as some allergens can be so small they pass through a standard vacuum filter. You can buy buy HEPA vacuum bags to ensure you are doing the best job you can.

Likewise, you should avoid using scented cleaners as the fragrances could also trigger symptoms. Try and use fragrance free products instead!

Wash your bedding at a high temperature

If you suffer from allergies such as dust mites or other dust-related problems, it’s important to wash your bedding at a high temperature every now and again. This will be enough to kill dust mites and ensure everything is as clean as it can be. You can also do this with rugs or blankets.

You may also want to do this with your children’s stuffed animals, if they go in the washing machine!

No shoe policy in the house

Taking your shoes off before you go into the house will not only help your cleaning efforts as it will reduce the amount of dirt, it will also reduce the amount of pollens or other triggers that may cause your allergy.

Concentrating on cleaning the entryways such as the hallway or near the front door can also ensure you are stopping allergens from entering your home!

Clear away clutter

When you come to clean your home, make sure you also clear away any unnecessary clutter. This can all collect dust, whether you can see it or not, and this could spark your symptoms.

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