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How to Make Your Home Allergen-Free ?


November 02, 2018 04:27 PM

Changing seasons and an unclean home is a perfect combination for allergens to develop. It’ll not be long before you see yourself spending all your day sneezing and coughing.

What is the solution for this?

You have to start to keep the things clean. For instance, you can start by cleaning your carpet, upholstery furniture, and other things that can easily house allergens and disease-causing germs.

I’m pretty sure, if you have pets at home, you’d have already started to experience the allergic symptoms.

Normally, when allergens develop, the first thing they impact is the quality of air. Possibly, everyone at your home may develop allergic symptoms, especially the young kids who would be having a weaker immune system.

The best way to make your home hypoallergenic or allergen-free is through following some simple steps. It might be as simple as vacuuming your home or taking professional services. It all boils down to the fact that you have kept the allergens at bay.

Simple tips & effective to keep your home allergen free

  • Start with your Carpet

It doesn’t matter whether your carpet of cut pile type or plush pile type. But once you have the piece for daily use, it’ll get filthy over time. In addition to that, if you have kids and pets at home, you cannot expect a clean view always.

Your kid may drop his favorite chocolate pudding or your cat Tommy would have made your carpet his favorite pee spot. You would not know these things until they appear as a stain or produce some unpleasant odor.

Such stains and spots, when left untreated, may develop into a mold and soon become a source for allergens.

For the reason, always clean the spill right away. If home cleaning techniques are not helping you remove the stain or smell, call professional carpet cleaners and get the job done in a proper way.

  • Keep your Upholstered Furnishings Clean

Your upholstered furniture is the second softest target for allergens. Most of the times you prefer curling upon your comfortable sofa and that goes for your kids and pets as well.

Ultimately, your furniture would pick dirt and grime and you’ll find yourself sneezing hard every time you use that furniture. Nobody has to spell it out but your upholstery furniture has allergy-causing elements.

You can address this issue right away. If you feel your upholstery furniture needs a good cleaning, then hire professional upholstery cleaners. In addition to that, whenever you drop some food on your furniture, clean it right away. If the stain remains, do spot cleaning immediately.      

This way you will cut down the sources that germs might grow on and keep your upholstery furniture clean and germ-free.

  • Don’t forget your Bedroom

Dust mites, pet dander, and mold constitute indoor allergic reactions. The point is how safe are you while sleeping?

Normally, you may feel that your mattress is the safest because no one will walk over the place all the times or the probability of food spills is lesser there, but you are wrong.

You’ll be surprised to know that your mattress contains the highest amount of dust mites. When you sleep, your body sheds dead skin cells and these dust mites will feed on that. According to WHO, dust mites account for 70% of all respiratory allergies.

Again, changing the bed covers, pillow cases and vacuuming is not sufficient. You have to allergy-proof your mattress. Vacuum regularly and use eco-friendly cleaning solutions to treat stains. If your mattress is having musty or unpleasant smell then deodorize with baking soda. To maintain your mattress clean and fresh for long take professional mattress cleaning services at least twice a year.

  • Maintain your Tile Floor

Keeping your tile floor clean and hygiene is equally important for maintaining allergy-free air. Normally, mold develops in the damp places that mean it can be your kitchen or bathroom. Once the mold is air-borne, you will face allergic symptoms.

Regular scrubbing and cleaning are not enough. You have to use the right cleaning solution and a suitable cleaning technique for your tile floor. For instance, cleaning with bleach will give you temporary results and using chemical cleaners will give quick results but not without damaging the sealants.

For best results, use mild cleaners and use a nylon brush. If the regular cleaning process is not giving appropriate results, call professional tile cleaners and see your tile floor back in shape.

The Upshot

Your cleaning process should be beyond just improving the appearances of your home. All the cleaning methods you take up or carry out should help you control and eliminate the allergens or you would be dealing with a house that is a source of every sickness.

Follow the tips explained above and keep your home fresh and hygiene always.