There are millions of people who suffer from dust allergy all over the world. If you happen to have this condition, it is important that you take steps to keep your home dust free. A home is supposed to be a safe heaven where you can escape from external irritants. But if your home is dusty and unkempt, it may trigger your dust allergy.
Yes, there are tons of things you can do to keep your dust allergy at bay, but one of the easiest and most effective of them is cleaning your living area. The way and manner you clean your living quarters matters a lot.
Cleaning products to avoid
Granted, the importance of you cleaning your home cannot be overemphasized. But do you know that some cleaning products can cause serious irritation and damage your health? Below are some cleaning ingredients that can cause serious irritation:
• Sodium hypochlorite
• Sodium lauryl sulphate
These harsh chemicals are found in many cleaning products on the market. So, before buying any cleaning agent, do well to check for these ingredients.
We are next going to be looking at some easy and effective ways to keep your home dust free.
Vacuum your home regularly
If you really want to remove the dust in your home, then you should purchase a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filter. Many experts in the cleaning industry have spoken highly of vacuum cleaners with HEPA filter obviously because they can capture tiny dust particles effortlessly. If you have stairs in your home, then you should buy a vacuum for stairs.
Make it your custom to change the filter in your vacuum on a regular basis. Since no two vacuum cleaners are perfectly alike, it is important that you carefully read the instructions for yours and follow them strictly.
Wash your bedding regularly
Washing your sheets should be at the top of your to-do list. Since you spend long hours every day in your bedroom (sleeping), it is super important that you keep it dust free. New research has shown that dust mite can live and die on bedding materials. Their gross remains can aggregate your allergies.
The AAAAI (The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology) and other experts in the cleaning industry, recommends washing your bedding materials in hot water (130 °F) and drying them properly every week.
Remove unnecessary clutter from your home
Every item in your home can collect dust. Well, if that is the case, it is important that you remove the extra stuff in your home that is just waiting to collect dust. The AAAAI suggests removing items like books, toys, and stuffed animals from open areas where they can easily collect dust and storing them in plastic bags.
Change your AC and heating filters regularly
The vents in your heater and air conditioner filter the air in your home and in the process capture dust particles. If you don’t clean them regularly, they may blow the dust they have collected back into the air in your home.
Dampen your dust rag before using it
Using a dry rag to clean your home is not going to do much good. You are basically just moving dust from one area to another. Using a moist cloth is better because it can easily capture dust. Alternatively, you can use any of the various dust sprays on the market to moisten your dust rag before cleaning.
Do your best to apply the tips in this article, and very soon you’ll notice that you and your family members feel better as your home is getting dust free.
Hope that would be helpful. Feel free to contact me, if you want to ask something :)
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