Allergy season is upon us, and that means plenty of sneezing, congestion, and itchy, watery eyes. What you use to clean your house and how you clean it can make a difference. Keep reading for some helpful tips.
1. Avoid Heavily-scented Cleaners
Cleaners have appealing smells, but these smells can aggravate allergies. Some fragrances can trigger allergy symptoms so look for cleaners that are scent-free without fragrance additives.
2. Shut Your Windows
Keeping your windows shut can prevent pollen-filled air from your home. It’s easy to think that fresh air can help, but it will only make your allergies worse.
3. Clean High and Then Low
To help your allergies and your cleaning effectiveness, it’s best to clean the highest spots first and then work your way down. You’ll clean your floors last because cleaning stirs up dust and dirt into the air.
4. Get an Air Purifier
You’ll find plenty of options for air filtration systems that can remove airborne allergens from your home’s air. They feature HEPA filters that can help with allergens as well as pet odors. Just make sure you replace the filter regularly so the air purifier can do its job. Plus, you can run this while you clean to curb your allergy symptoms.
5. Wear Your Mask
Put on a mask while you clean to protect you from the dust that you’ll stir up. If you’re sensitive to strong smelling cleaning products, such as bleach, it can help with that as well.
6. Grab Your Vacuum
Clean using a vacuum rather than a broom to minimize the dust particles in the air. The vacuum does a better job of trapping dirt and dust rather than launching it into the air.
7. Microfiber is Best
Microfiber cloths are great for cleaning because they attract dust better than a dry paper towel or cloth. If you don’t have any microfiber cloths, try dampening a cloth so you can pick up more dust.
Time for a Professional?
If you really want to help your allergies, hire a professional cleaner to keep your home spotless and your allergies at bay. If you’d like a free estimate, contact us!