It seems unbelievable that minuscule particles like pollen, dust, or mould spores can make our everyday life a living hell. However, allergies are proof this is true for a large part of the Earth population, especially those living in bigger cities. Luckily, there are some easy and efficient ways to ease the symptoms and improve the quality of your everyday life. Our professionals prepared a list with the most suitable home cleaning tricks to help you keep the allergies at bay.
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Invest in a Good Vacuum Cleaner
If you are suffering from a respiratory condition or airborne allergy, then you already know the indoor air quality is crucial for your health. Regular cleaning is essential to deal with dust inside, but unfortunately, ordinary vacuum cleaners can do more harm than good. Invest in s vacuum with a HEPA filter. These devices are designed to prevent dust from circulating back into the air and keep it inside the machine. Some models have advanced sealing technology, which holds even more allergens in – they are a bit pricier but make a huge difference in terms of easing your allergy symptoms.
Cleaning of Your Bed and Mattress
Get an allergy cover on your mattress, pillows, and duvet in case you are allergic to dust mites. These covers are impenetrable to dust mites and will ensure your good night sleep. Change your sheets and pillowcases weekly as they also accumulate dust mites and wash them at the hottest possible setting, or at least at 90°C, to eliminate any microbes and allergens.
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Don’t Air Dry Your Laundry
Even if you love to leave your clothes dry naturally under the sun, this is not the best idea if you suffer from airborne allergies. If your condition is triggered by pollen or mould, leaving your laundry on the outdoor clothesline is a sure way to expose your garments and linens to those allergens, especially during springtime and this can make your symptoms worse than usual. Invest in a washer-dryer machine to minimise the number of pollens entering your home. Any items that can’t be machine-dried or can’t fit in the appliance should hang dry indoors.
Don’t Dust With Dry Cloth
If you have allergies cleaning the dust with a dry cloth is working against you. Wiping the dust with a dry towel, even if it is a microfibre one will remove it from the surface you want to clean, but a big part of the particles will blow in a cloud around you, not to mention that they will land back onto clothes, furnishings, and carpets. Prepare a solution from 1 part water and a few drops of your favourite essential oil and damp your cleaning towel in it when wiping down the dust to make sure you will trap it together with other possible allergens.
You don’t need to make everything by yourself. When you suffer from allergies and respiratory conditions it might be wise to outsource some of the chores to professionals, so don’t hesitate to call us and book our domestic cleaning services in London.