control allergiesFor those of you who suffer from allergies, maintaining a clean home can make all the difference in your health. Allergies are reactions by your immune system to foreign substances such as, pollen, pet dander, or molds, that cause a variety of uncomfortable symptoms. If you suffer from itchy or watery eyes, a stuffy or running nose, sneezing, or coughing, then you may be one of many with an allergy. American Housekeeping is committed to servicing the needs of their clients, even when it comes to their health. With allergy season here, American Housekeeping will help you keep your allergies under control in your home.

A positive way to control your allergic reactions and symptoms is by maintaining a clean home. Knowing the proper cleaning tools and methods can make a big difference when it comes to keeping allergies at bay. Here are some tips and tricks to help you keep your allergies under control!

1. Start with decluttering your home.

Clutter creates places for unwanted dust to collect. You’ll want to make sure that boxes and any other unnecessary items are put away so that allergens, such as dust mites, aren’t being trapped in your home. With clutter removed from the home, it is easier for you to focus on deep cleaning which is the best way to help with your allergies.

2. Using the proper supplies and methods of cleaning is key.

If you’re using scented cleaning products, you’re probably causing your allergies to flare up without even realizing it. Instead, use fragrance-free products and avoid an allergic reaction. Another product that you’ll want to switch to if you’re suffering from allergies is the microfiber cloth. Microfiber cloths are great for dusting and cleaning surfaces because they pick up the tiny dust particles that other cloths tend to leave behind. You’ll also want to vacuum your floors as opposed to sweeping because brooms kick up more dirt and dust than they remove. A vacuum with a HEPA filter is highly recommended for those who suffer from allergies.

3. Create a cleaning schedule.

For those of us with allergies, it’s important to keep up on cleaning your home regularly. Rather than putting all of your cleaning off until your allergies have already started to affect you, spread out cleaning duties throughout the week. This will help you keep your home clean and allergy free, as well as making cleaning less of a hassle.

4. Focus on areas of your home where moisture is heavy in order to avoid mold.

Mold is a huge irritant that can cause an allergy flare up. To prevent mold spores from growing in your home, be sure to deep clean rooms that obtain moisture, like the kitchen and bathrooms. After showering, wipe down the floors and walls with a microfiber cloth and leave doors open so that your bathroom doesn’t hold moisture in.

5. Remember to be thorough, and get those easy to forget spaces.American Housekeeping Maid Service

How often do you clean your baseboards, blinds or curtains? Probably not as often as you should if you suffer from allergies. These are areas of your home where dust and dirt collect regularly, so it’s important to clean these regularly. Use a damp cloth for cleaning baseboards and blinds so that dust does not travel in the cleaning process, and you may want to look into purchasing machine-washable curtains for easier cleaning.

6. After you’ve finished cleaning your home, follow some of these extra tips to control your allergies!

  • Instead of opening up windows on a hot day and allowing pollen, dirt and other types of allergens to enter your home, use Air Conditioning units to cool your home.
  • Rather than tracking dirt and mud throughout your house, take shoes off before entering and leave them by the door.
  • Wear a face mask while cleaning. This will help prevent dirt and dust from reaching your nose and mouth.
  • Remove rugs from your home, or use smaller rugs that can be machine washed. Even when vacuumed, rugs and carpet hold allergens such as dirt, pet hair, and dander that can send your allergies into a frenzy.
  • Be sure to wash your bedding at least once a week and use mattress covers to keep dust mites away.
  • And don’t be afraid to ask for help! If your allergies are severe you can distribute certain chores, like dusting and vacuuming, to other members of the house or you can use a cleaning service.

How American Housekeeping can help you control your allergies:

There are so many benefits to using a cleaning service. Here are a few reasons you can trust American Housekeeping with your home and your health:

  • American Housekeeping comes prepared with all their own supplies, but they understand some clients have special needs when it comes to the products used in their home and will gladly use other products upon customer request.
  • Using a cleaning service will alleviate you having an allergy flare up while cleaning because they will do all the dirty work for you. American Housekeeping will focus on deep cleaning your home while you can stay allergy free.
  • By using the services American Housekeeping provides, you can keep to your busy schedule while feeling comfortable knowing your home is being taken care of by a licensed, professional housekeeper.
  • American Housekeeping is dedicated to the needs of the client, which is you! So let them handle the messy, time consuming tasks of caring for your home so all you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy your clean home while remaining allergy free.

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