Those who suffer from seasonal allergies know spring and summer can also bring itchy eyes, runny noses and heightened asthma symptoms. Giving your home a thorough spring cleaning will relieve some of your symptoms by reducing exposure and eliminating allergens.
1. Dust Neglected Areas
Weekly cleanings don’t often involve using a step ladder to dust your ceiling fan’s blades or kitchen cabinet tops. Consequently, dust can collect over time and exacerbate allergy symptoms. Removing dust from your home’s oft-overlooked surfaces improves air quality and helps minimize allergy symptoms.
2. Sweep Away Outdoor Allergens
Sweep areas of your home that experience a lot of foot traffic, and vacuum commonly used rooms. This will help lessen the amount of outside allergens that settle inside your house. Keeping windows closed on high-pollen days and changing your clothes after being outside will prevent the transfer of pollen to furniture and indoor air.
3. Maintain Proper Humidity
Mold is a major cause of allergies and thrives in damp areas. As a result, keeping your home’s indoor humidity low will decrease mold-spore growth. Using a dehumidifier, running the air conditioning and repairing leaky pipes will reduce indoor humidity, subsequently reducing potential allergens and protecting your home from other harmful mold side effects.
Find out more about keeping your home clean, safe and allergen-free by calling Kate’s Cleaning Service at 773-875-7293.