The changing of the seasons tends to bring pesky allergens. In fact, El Pasoans are starting to experience allergy season a bit earlier this year, considering the amount of rain we’ve been receiving lately. These allergens can make their way into homes, leaving resulting in symptoms ranging from itchy eyes or throat and runny noses to more severe reactions.
Whether it is you or your family members who suffer from allergies, there is a way you can eliminate allergens from your home! Staying on top of seasonal cleaning can be a hassle, but by following a few cleaning tips we’ve provided, you won’t have to worry about allergies for the rest of the year!
Vacuum At Least Twice a Week
Your carpet accumulates more dust and dirt than any other part of your home. Not only does the wind blow dust in, causing it to settle on your carpet but you and your family members are walking all over the carpet as well. It is best to make a habit of vacuuming your carpets twice a week to keep dirt and dust to a minimum.
Steam Clean Your Carpets and Rugs
Now that you’ve made vacuuming regularly a habit, you might want to consider steam cleaning your carpets sometime down the road. Vacuuming can only do so much, so once the ugly weather passes (if this is what is bringing the change of season where you live), you could rent a steam cleaner and use it for your carpets.
Replace Your Filters
Your air conditioning—just like your carpets and rugs—will breathe dust in and out. That means whenever you turn your unit on, dust and dirt will be blowing out, ultimately circulating throughout your home. Make sure to check if your filters are in good shape and if they are not, get them replaced as soon as possible.
Wash Your Bedding Regularly
Depending on what the weather has been like, bugs and mites will start to crawl in and make themselves feel at home. Gross, we know, which is exactly why you must wash your sheets and blankets as often as possible! In order to avoid mites and dust, it is recommended that you wash your sheets once a week.
Keep Moisture to a Minimum
The bathroom is where moisture is most prone to collect in your home. It is easy for mold to grow if moisture is left unattended. Every time your family members shower, make a habit of using a microfiber towel to wipe down the walls, mirrors, and other surfaces that accumulate moisture to prevent the growth of mold.
Dust mites and especially pet dander will easily come into contact with your child’s toys, especially if they’re left lying around the house. Thankfully, you won’t have to handwash every single toy. Most toys can be thrown in the dishwasher. You can also use vinegar and other cleaning solutions to disinfect your little one’s toys as needed. You do not have to use harsh chemicals on toys.
Wash Stuffed Animals
Stuffed animals will collect dust. This is especially true if your children take them outside to play. If this is the case, you can throw your child’s plushies in the washing machine. If the toys are a bit more delicate than this, you can use cold water and mild detergents and wash gently to get rid of dirt and allergens coming from the outside, making their way in.
Give Your Sinks and Tubs a Good Scrub
Mold will typically grow on every sink or tub. While regular, this can cause your family members to sneeze or cough. Once you notice mold growing in the restroom sink or tub, you can use baking soda and other solutions to scrub away and eliminate the buildup overall.
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If you’re ready to free your home of allergens, Baron Chemical is the best place to get started. Contact us today to learn more about the best products you can use for your cleaning goals.