Allergens such as pollen, dander, pet hairs, pollen, mold and dust mites accumulate inside the house and circulate in the air. They cause numerous health problems, particularly to people who have allergies or sensitivities to these irritants. But with some simple cleaning, you can reduce and even eliminate these allergens before they cause serious problems.
Always Start In The Entryway
The main door for the house is where a lot of these allergens are going to enter. It is also where many of them are going to be deposited. Any carpets in this area should be suspected housing for irritants. You will want to clean those regularly by vacuuming and using carpet cleaners. If you have pets in the house, then you should try to vacuum every day.
It’s also a very good idea to ensure that no one wears shoes in the house. The shoes track in all sorts of things, and keeping them right near the door makes them easier to eliminate and control.
Keep Up With The Bathroom
The bathroom is one of the best places for allergens to take root and really cause health problems. Mold is the biggest potential problem here, as the bathroom is often wet. The most common parts of the bathroom to grow mold are at the edge of the bath or shower and on the floor. This is where water tends to collect, making a perfect growing situation. You can spray mold-killing biocide in these areas, but the best way to prevent mold from growing and spreading there is to just keep them as dry as you can.
You also want to try to avoid having carpets in the bathroom, particularly on the floor. Water can easily collect there and create a breeding ground. Instead, opt for rubber mats where you can. If you must have fabric mats, be sure to clean them regularly.
The Bedroom Is Also An Allergen Danger Zone
Think about how much time you spend in your bedroom each day. You probably spend more time there than in any other room since that is where you sleep. That means if there is dust in the air in there, it will have plenty of time to irritate you and cause health problems.
If anyone who uses the room suffers from dust mite or pollen allergies, you will need to clean the bedding materials several times a month. Use hot water to fully eliminate all the hidden irritants.
Once again, carpets are a problem here. Try to keep the amount of carpeting to a minimum, but if you do have a carpet that covers the entire floor of the bedroom, it should be vacuumed regularly. The irritants that hide in the carpet can stay there until they are pushed up into the air as you walk across the carpet. Vacuuming and deep cleaning can get rid of them and make your bedroom a much safer place.
These are the allergen hot zones of the house, and they are the rooms you want to spend the most time keeping clean.