5 Cleaning Tips for People with Allergies

5 Cleaning Tips for People with Allergies

If a family member has a particular allergy, you’d have to clean your house a bit differently than usual. By saying this, we mean using hypoallergenic bedsheets, gentler cleaners, and anti-allergy devices.

Besides that, you have to do a lot more cleaning, preferably every week or more, to rid or prevent allergens such as dust, fungi, animal dander, and insect bites.

So, if you’re ready to allergy-proof your home, here are some cleaning tips for people with allergies, which may come in handy!

1) Wear a mask whenever you clean

If you are allergic to something and are the one who’s going to do the house cleaning, we suggest you wear a protective mask, at least one that is of the N-95 kind.

The reason is that whenever you clean, you might set off dust and dirt on a surface, especially if it’s been a while since you last cleaned. These fine particles can then reach your body or even be accidentally inhaled, leading to a burst of coughing or sneezing.

Plus, wearing a mask will also protect you from the dangerous fumes of powerful cleaners like bleach and ammonia. Speaking of which, don’t combine these two chemicals because the mixture will emit a deadly toxic gas.

2) Clean from high to low

Clean from high to low

It’s more effective to clean a section or shelf from high to low rather than the reverse. This will let you capture more dust and debris, particularly, those that fall to the floor or carpet.

In effect, you’ll become more efficient and thorough in cleaning the room, which will be better for those that suffer from allergies.

3) Use a vacuum more than a broom

A vacuum cleaner is the best friend of people with allergies. Built in good models is a HEPA filter that suctions and traps allergens such as dust mites, dirt, and hair throughout the area.

In contrast, a broom technically just moves the dust and dirt into the dust bin, some of which can float in the air. Also, it is less powerful, unlike the motorised cord or cordless vacuum cleaner.

4) Get rid of your clutter

Get rid of your clutter

Dust and allergens can build up around your clutter at your home or co-living space. Among these items are cardboard boxes, receipts, knickknacks, and junk.

Because of them, cleaning is more difficult to do because you might have to lift them one by one, sweep the area they occupy, and remove the blackened dust that has gathered.

The solution to this is disposing of unwanted items, transferring them to a neater box (a clear storage container perhaps), or giving them away when you have the time.

After you’ve cleaned up, your home will be more spacious and comfy to live in. Also, you will have removed the allergens that have been affecting your family.

5) Call a professional

If you or your family’s allergies are very sensitive, we advise calling a professional cleaner. Though you will pay a moderate price, the spotless cleaning results should be worth it.

Cleaning is hard work and involves the use of the right chemicals and equipment. By hiring a pro, you won’t have to get all of them at the grocery or hardware store as well as do all work.

Planning to save money? You may just ask your relative or friend to help clean out a part of your house for a change or a box of tasty pizza in the afternoon!

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