Tips to Maintain an Allergy-proof Home
Indoor allergens such as mould, pet dander, dust mites and even pollen can trigger allergy and asthma symptoms in millions of South African allergy sufferers. Carried through the air, allergens are found on floors, furniture and many other surfaces throughout the home.
No home can be completely allergen-free, but there are tips you can follow to minimise the inconvenience and keep your home as allergy-proof as possible. So how can you keep your home an allergen-free zone? Here are a few tips to follow.
Tip 1 Vacuum Is Your Friend
Vacuuming frequently, especially in areas where dust accumulates more frequently like carpeting and furniture, can help control allergens in your home.
Tip 2 Dusting Still Works
One of the best ways to control indoor allergens is to forge a war with dust. Dust mites is the most common trigger of allergy and asthma symptoms. Try to minimise clutter in the home, as this tends to collect dust, and use a specially formulated dust cloth that locks dust in and doesnt simply spread it from one place to another.
Tip 3 Wash Away Allergens
Dust mites thrive in pillows, throw rugs, bedding and linen. Since we spend so much time in the bedroom and living areas of the home, it is important to take the fight against allergens there. Wash bedding, throw rugs, pillow cases and blankets thoroughly and frequently.
These are only a few of the ways you can maintain an allergy proof home. The war will never end, but you can always have the upper hand and enjoy a clean, fresh home that is warm and welcoming for inhabitants and visitors alike.