Whether you're having issues with dust, hay fever or other allergies these top tips for your home will help you avoid those pesky effects.
Hay fever season is well under way and it's a time of trepidation for those who suffer from allergies. Pollen isn’t the only allergen that can set off hay fever though – indoor allergens such as dust mites, dead skin and animal fur can cause an allergic response too.
Lisa Evans, spokesperson from MyJobQuote, was eager to give a helping hand and provide some top tips on how you can reduce the severity of their allergies during hay fever season.
Invest in an air purifier
An air purifier is one of the best places to begin regarding to dust prevention. Using an air purifier in your home, which is specially designed to remove dust and airborne particles, will reduce the amount of dust produced and produce cleaner air in your home.
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If your home flooring is mostly carpeted, dust can gather between the fabrics. Vacuuming regularly can dislodge any dust from your flooring and avoids any dust build-up. Changing carpets to hard flooring can be a great help in stop dust collection too.
Choose non-toxic cleaning products
Toxic cleaning products create airborne particles that encourage dust. When purchasing cleaning items, check the labels to ensure they’re non-toxic as it can definitely help out. Or, consider making your own natural cleaning products with ingredients you can find in your kitchen cupboards.
Seal the gaps
Minimising particles entering your home by sealing windows and doors correctly can help prevent dust from appearing. Any cracks in walls and ceilings also need to be filled in order to reduce the likelihood of dust building up.
Keep out the dirt
Keeping out debris from the outside is near impossible – but you can reduce it. Placing good quality doormats down and taking off your shoes when you enter your home will limit the amount of dirt brought in.
Dust your home properly
To eliminate dust in your home, dusting correctly and often is essential. Using a damp sponge or cloth can stop dispersing particles into the air. A vacuum attachment can be used on hard to reach areas too, such as skirting boards.
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