5 easy ways to fight off indoor allergens
That annoying runny nose, those itchy eyes, the clogged throat… Over 50 million Americans struggle with indoor and outdoor allergies. If you don’t suffer from these allergy symptoms from time to time, chances are you know someone who does.
While it can be difficult to avoid allergens when you’re out and about, there are certainly things you can do to reduce the effects in your home and ensure your space is comfortable and relaxing for everyone.
If you’re looking for expert help on eliminating allergens, check out our professional carpet cleaning service. There are also many things you can do to create an allergen-free sanctuary all on your own – follow these 5 easy tips, inspired by the folks at Redfin.
- Start at the front door
Prevent allergens from getting into your home with a strict front door regime. Make sure your family and guests remove their shoes before entering the house to prevent dust mites and other intruders from being tracked into your carpet and travelling further throughout the house.
- Deep cleaning routine
Make cleaning part of your weekly routine. Vacuum and dust your entire home regularly to keep your space fresh and allergen-free. It can be difficult to motivate yourself, so make a plan to put on some of your favourite tunes for an hour, 1-2 days a week. We promise, stick to it and you’ll instantly notice that your home looks and feels fresher.
For more inspiration, check out our tips on how to keep your carpets clean.
- Breathe clean air
You’re quick to clean up stains on the kitchen floor or dirt on the carpet. But what about dust particles in the air? Even though you can’t see allergens floating around your home, cleaning them should still be a priority.
There are a few different ways to create a clean and fresh atmosphere. Make sure you regularly clean air vents and filters, including the furnace and AC. You might also want to invest in an air purifier, which will help clear out troublesome particles.
You can also go down the natural route with air purifying houseplants, such as these ones found to be beneficial for boosting air quality in a study by NASA:
- Areca Palm – Humidifies naturally
- Lady Palm – Filters ammonia
- Bamboo Palm – Grows tall in low light
- Golden Pothos – Requires little maintenance
- Philodendron – Removes formaldehyde
- Gerber Daisy – Reduces benzene levels
- Dracaena – Absorbs and holds allergens
- Declutter (and consider redecorating)
Dust mites like to collect and congregate in nooks and crannies, so give your home a clutter-busting makeover. Clear out and clean up busy spaces, such as toy bins, bookshelves, windowsills, and mantles.
You might also want to think about taking your home refresh to the next level and replacing your old carpet, upholstery, or sofa.
- Call in the pros
Our professional carpet cleaning and area rug restoration services will eliminate allergens and irritants, giving your home an instant boost. For those who have a really difficult time with allergies, we can also apply our allergy-relief treatment plan to mattresses, carpets, and upholstery for instant, long-lasting results.
All of our services use environmentally-conscious methods and equipment to provide a comprehensive deep clean, so your house will look and feel great. Fill in the request a quote form for more details, or contact us today.