March 31, 2017 by Guest Housekeeping
Having a clean home is always a good feeling, but for those who suffer from dust mite and other allergies, it can truly be an issue of health. Regular cleaning with help keep these allergens at bay, but there are some extra steps you can take to eliminate dust and other irritants in your home.
Here’s what we recommend:
Vacuum with a HEPA Filter
You should be vacuuming your home at least once a week, and make sure your vacuum has a HEPA filter. Many allergens are so small that they will pass through a standard filter; a HEPA filter will catch more of these tiny irritants.
Wash Your Sheets Weekly
Washing your sheets weekly in hot water will help kill dust mites. Make sure your water is at least 130°
Fahrenheit, and include any stuffed animals or cuddle blankets if your child has allergies.
Dust hides in piles of boxes or clothing. We have some great ideas for quickly and easily getting clutter out of your home.
Cover Your Bedding
Dust-proof covers are available for mattresses and pillows. These covers keep dust mites out and help you sleep easier!
Don’t Let Pets Sleep in Your Bed
This one can be tough for animal lovers, but keeping pets out of your bed will reduce allergens, particularly if you have allergies to dander. Move pets to their own beds in another part of the home.
Sweep Outside Entryways
Cleaning outside can help you inside! Keeping your sidewalk or patio clear of dirt and debris will minimize the allergens you bring into your home.
Remove Your Shoes
Along with the tip above, taking off your shoes while you are inside will cut down on the dust and allergens you bring in, and keep them from being spread all over your house.
Change Your Window Coverings
Drapes and horizontal blinds can trap dust mites and other allergens. Consider switching to rolled shades, which don’t collect as much debris.
If dusting, vacuuming, and other household chores irritate your allergies, consider calling Housekeeping Maid Easy! We will do the dirty work, so you can breathe easy in your home. An added bonus? You get more time to enjoy the things you love.