Removing Dust Mites and other Allergens From Your Home.

Removing Dust Mites and other Allergens From Your Home.

If you are your family members suffer from allergies, your first step is to rid your home of accumulated dust and dirt. Improving the air quality of your home can have a direct impact on your family’s health. These steps are especially helpful for those in your household that suffer from allergies or respiratory illness.

While spring can be the worst time for allergy suffers. Spring rain has ended and pollen and plant spores are released into the air. But you home may not be the safe haven that most think. Pollen and other airborne allergens are easily carried into our homes on our clothes, shoes and even on our pets. Every-time that you open you doors to the outside these allergens enter our homes including other pollution.

In addition to these allergens also present are dust mites, animal dander, mildew and even cockroaches found indoors that are responsible for the misery of allergy and asthma sufferers.

Allergy and Asthma Prevention in Your Home.
These is some good news and ways to prevent the acclimation of these allergens in the home, improve indoor air quality and reduce allergy symptoms and suffering.

The first step is removing as many as possible of the sources that attract allergens. Some of the items that tend to collect these allergens are pet dander, carpeting, upholstery furniture, bedding including pillows. Also an often overlooked source are pollinating plants and bedding.

Tips For Removing Dust Mites and other Allergens From Your Home.
First keep surfaces clean and uncluttered. Vacuum Regularly, at least once per week. Dust mites are most comfortable in your bedding for obvious reasons – they feed on the dead skin that your body sheds each day. One of the more effective method of controlling dust mites is to enclose mattresses, box springs, pillows and all bedding in allergen-impermeable covers.

Further Allergy Prevention:
Each week, wash all bedding in hot water (130 degrees F). Wash mattress pads and blankets every two to four weeks in hot water 

  • Avoid wool blankets and mold-attracting foam-rubber cushions, pillows or mattresses.
  • Avoid blinds and heavy, billowing curtains. Instead, install window shades. 
  • Keep pets out of the bedroom
  • If using a floor covering, low pile carpets and throw rugs that can be washed are best. 
  • Remove all boxes, old shoes, knickknacks and dust-collecting junk from under the bed
  • Don’t place your bed over a heating vent where dust gathers and can’t be accessed easily for cleaning
  • Avoid eating in bed or you may find cockroaches keeping you company!

Vacuum and dust at least once a week. Vacuum at least twice a week during the spring and allergy season. This alone will prevent the majority of suffering. But even with regular vacuum it is still necessary to hire a professional carpet cleaning company. Only they have the tools, equipment and cleaning solutions that kill dust mites.

Effective Vacuuming Tips for the Home.

  • Use a vacuum with a HEPA filter or special double filter bags.
  • Wear a good quality dust mask while doing housework.
  • Wear clothes you can wash in hot water immediately after cleaning. Only hot water kills dust mites.
  • Wear plastic gloves whenever you clean.
  • Use a damp or treated cloth to trap dust. Micro cloth towels are great for this tip.
  • If possible, leave the house for several hours after cleaning to allow any lingering dust in the air to settle. 
  • Take a shower after cleaning.
  • Implement a no shoes policy in the house to keep your carpets clean and reduce the number of allergens entering your home.

Green Tech Carpet and Tile Cleaning
3600 Westminister Court
Holiday, FL 34691 | 727-916-2314

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