Our Cleaning Tips to Reduce Allergies and Asthma
The spring season means warmer weather, sunnier days, and blooming plants.
However, springtime can also mean weeks of sneezing and sniffling for allergy sufferers. Allergens and asthma triggers are usually associated with the outdoors — especially during the springtime — but indoor allergens can also exist inside your home.
Keeping your home clean can help with allergy reduction and handling your asthma triggers. Some cleaning habits will be more helpful than others.
As a general practice:
- Be mindful of overly-scented cleaning products that could irritate your allergies.
- Leave your shoes at the door so allergens don’t get brought into your home.
- Use your air conditioner instead of opening windows in the warmer months to lessen the chances of bringing mold into your home.
- Dry your clothes in the dryer instead of air-drying them outside. Air-dried clothes can pick up pollen.
Spring time is a beautiful time. Everything is growing, and the world seems newer.
With these cleaning tips, you can enjoy the season with the confidence to prevent dust and allergies inside your home.
Cleaning Tips to Reduce Allergies and Asthma
Best Tools for Removing Allergens: Vacuuming
There is no better tool to clean your floors and carpets than a vacuum, but the type of vacuum you use may be more important than you think!
Choose a vacuum with a small-particle or high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter.
Regular vacuums sometimes allow allergens, pet dander, or other particles to escape the filter and be released into the air. A HEPA filter, on the other hand, removes 99.97% of dust, bacteria, and other particles.
However, vacuums with HEPA filters do not guarantee accurate HEPA results, so be wary if you plan to shop for one.
To ensure you’re choosing a true HEPA vacuum, scan for its serial numbers and confirm the test results printed on the filter reads that the filter traps 99.97% of 0.3 microns.
It is best to vacuum carpeted floors weekly. An effective vacuum can be a fantastic tool in making your home a haven where allergies are not welcome!
Air Purifying Your Home
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends your home be well-ventilated to improve indoor air quality.
Although attempting to get rid of the allergen is often the best way to curb a flare-up, air purifiers can help too.
Air purifiers capture indoor allergens before dispersing clean air back throughout your home.
The particles air purifiers trap are often allergens, dust, or other irritants that can trigger an asthma attack, such as smoke and pet dander.
If you choose to purchase an air purifier, you may want to consider several factors, including its efficiency and certification, as well as the size of your room.
Need Help Reducing Allergens Before Spring Cleaning Your Space? Ana Cleaning Is Here for You!
If you’re looking to get your home in tip-top shape before the spring season, Ana Cleaning Service is ready to help!
Ana Cleaning Service has offered residential cleaning services in Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia areas for many years.
Our professional cleaning team is trained in our techniques and uses top-grade eco-friendly cleaning supplies. Whether you’re looking for a one-time cleaning or recurring service, we can help!
If you’re interested in our recurring cleaning services, we follow this process:
- Conducting a free at-home consultation: One of our managers will come to your home to provide you with a personalized estimate.
- Reviewing official paperwork: We’ll show you our proof of insurance, bonding, and references.
- Delivering the cost: Once the initial consultation is complete, the Ana Cleaning Service manager will share all pricing information with you!
Our cleaning checklist includes the kitchen, living spaces, bathrooms, and bedrooms.
We are committed to providing excellent cleaning services for your home, and we take your satisfaction with our work very seriously.
Make your transition into the new season easy and fun by leaving the cleaning up to us! Your home will feel just like new, and you’ll be able to head into the warmer months feeling fresh, happy, and satisfied.
Schedule your cleaning with us today if you’re ready to take on spring.