Allergies are your body’s immune system reacting to a foreign body as if it is harmful when it isn’t. Pollen, dust, and animal dander are more commonly known home allergens, but anything can be a potential allergen. A reaction to allergens may include:
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Swollen, red eyes
More serious allergies might result in:
- Swelling of the lips, mouth, tongue, and throat
Certain allergens can exist if a home has not been cleaned properly or thoroughly enough for the inhabitants. Let’s talk about what cleaning you can do in your Edmonton home to reduce the risk of reaction to allergens.
How Deep Cleaning Helps Allergies
Maintaining a clean home can help prevent contact with specific allergens. It’s important to clean your home to kill bacteria and germs, but it also plays a vital role in reducing allergic reactions to household allergens.
We understand that weekly cleans can be tough to juggle with a busy schedule. If you have fallen behind and feel that starting a weekly clean won’t make a dent in the mess, give it to Grimebusters. Our deep cleaning services can provide Edmontonians with the cleaning they need to get back to a place where they can maintain their home weekly.
What to Clean and How to Clean It
By cleaning areas that are at higher risk of hiding dust mites, pollen, and animal dander, you will be in better health in your own home. The following places are where you should regularly perform cleaning tasks with fragrance-free soaps and detergents.
Carpets and Floors
Get rid of any dust particles, pollen that has migrated inside, and animal dander by vacuuming your carpets and sweeping your floors once or twice a week. But at Grimebusters, we advise against DIY shampooing carpets, as leftover moisture from the soap and water can lead to mould growing under the carpet.
Give your bathtub, toilet and sink a good scrub every week, and include a wipe-down of your shower curtain. When showering, use the fan to suck up moisture during and after use. Throw any textiles, including towels, cloth shower curtains, and bath mats into the washing machine as often as you can. Once washed, start the drying process immediately.
Your bedsheets are a haven for dust mites and animal dander to collect. Washing bed sheets in hot water once or twice a week should kill and remove anything stuck to it. Your laundry should never be left in the washer overnight, as that habit can form mould in the washing machine and in your clothes.
In the spring and summer, crack open the windows to let a breeze freshen the home. Lighting candles in the winter or using air fresheners is excellent for a period, but letting air flow will prevent stale, damp air from causing mould. Be warned that if you open windows and doors in the summer, pollen can seep in, which is why using air purifiers with HEPA filters is important during those seasons. These devices will remove the pollen and dander from your home that the breeze tracks in.
Grimebusters Deep Cleaning Services
We offer many of these in our deep cleaning services package at Grimebusters. If you are unable to deep clean your home because of mobility issues, health or mental health issues, or due to a lack of time, let Grimebusters come in and perform our expert deep cleaning services for you! Contact us today to get started.