5 Cleaning Tips for Allergy Sufferers

If you have allergies, dust, dander, and pollen or mold can make your life unpleasant. At EH Clean, we always sit down with our first-time clients to find out if they have any allergies and act accordingly. We have decades of experience on how to deal with allergies, so always ask and we will provide you with clear and succinct answers. 

1. Make a cleaning schedule

Those lucky people who have never checked the pollen forecast may be able to get away with letting housework slide. If you have allergies, however, it’s important to stay on top of your cleaning so that your home isn’t a trigger zone. Allergy sufferers should aim to clean throughout the week. Spread the following tasks out so that you only need to do a little maintenance each day.

2. Vacuum regularly

Brooms kick up more dust than they remove, so when cleaning for allergies you want to be certain you’re vacuuming instead of sweeping. You’ll do best to break out the vacuum cleaner — and any necessary attachments — at least twice a week so you can clean all your household floors and furniture. Additionally, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAI) recommends using a vacuum with a small-particle or HEPA filter. These filters are designed to trap tiny particles of pollen, dust, dander and so forth.

3. Dust weekly

One of the number one cleaning tips for allergy sufferers is to dust using a microfiber cloth. Other dusters are like brooms, in that they’ll just spread allergens around the house, which can trigger an allergy or asthma attack. However, microfiber is specially designed to grab tiny particles, meaning it will do a better job of removing dust overall.

4. Launder Wash bedding once a week

Your sheets may seem harmless, but they’re covered with human and pet hair, dander, pollen that crept in on your clothes, dust mites and a lot of other things you probably don’t want to think about. Wash your bed linens at least once a week using a gentle, fragrance-free detergent. In addition, vacuum your duvet or comforter at least two times a week and your mattress cover monthly. If you’ve got furry friends curling up with you at night, you’ll need to vacuum your bed linens twice weekly, too.

5. Curtains and blinds

Window treatments are natural dust collectors, so you’ll need to be mindful of them. Use an attachment to vacuum any curtains or drapes at least once a month. Alternatively, you can launder your window treatments if they’re washing machine-safe. If you have blinds, you should also clean those monthly with a microfiber cloth or a microfiber blind cleaner. (Tip: Investing in the latter can save you a lot of time and effort.)

At EH Clean, our motto is "We don't cut corners, we clean them!" By stressing a quality, tailor-made cleaning service for all of our clients who demand the best, we have been able to build a strong and thriving business. We are owner operated and during the past 20 years we have gained a vast amount of knowledge, understanding and experience within all aspects of cleaning and it shows in our work. 

Sources: The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAI) and Dr. Oz 

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