House Cleaning Tips to Reduce Allergies
For many Canadians, a runny nose, watery eyes and constant sneezing are sure signs that spring has arrived. Although pollen is a huge contribute to our seasonal allergies, it’s the dust and mold in our homes that are the hardest to mitigate. These cleaning tips will help you manage the dust in your home, reducing allergy symptoms.
- Instead of using a cotton mop, opt for a microfibre mop instead. The positively charged fibres of a microfibre mop allow them to pick up even the smallest, negatively charged dirt particles. This makes mopping more effective.
- Use a damp microfibre cloth to dust your home instead of an old feather duster. Feather dusters are less effective at picking up dirt around your home than a microfibre cloth.
- Vacuum your home frequently. If you have severe allergies, a high-quality vacuum with a HEPA filter is recommended, as they effectively pick-up and trap dust particles instead of re-releasing them into the air. Make sure you change your filter every 4-6 months if you vacuum frequently. You may also want to opt for for a robo vacuum.
- Keep your house cool (21 degrees or below) and dry (relative humidity at 50% or below) to create indoor conditions that are less hospitable to dust mites and mold.
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