Household Cleaning Tips to Reduce Fall Allergens

While most Maryland residents associate allergies with the spring season, others are sneezing and sniffling come fall.

While most Maryland residents associate allergies with the spring season, others are sneezing and sniffling come fall. Ragweed can persist well into September and October, and about 75% of people allergic to springtime plants are affected by ragweed. Ragweed may not grow where you live, but it can travel hundreds of miles on particularly windy days. Other common fall allergens include mold spores and dust mites! Learn how to kick all of these allergens out of your home with the following tips from Misty Clean

Check Your Vacuum

Vacuuming every day won’t reduce fall allergens if your machine doesn’t contain a HEPA filter. Some allergens are so tiny that they can pass through a standard vacuum filter. This means that when you vacuum the carpet, you could be spreading allergens throughout other areas of the house! Work smarter and not harder, and ensure that your vacuum has a proper filter. 

Scrub the Tiles 

Homeowners often check for mold and mildew during the summer, but it’s important to check during the fall season as well! Scrub the bathroom tiles regularly to ensure that mold and mildew don’t develop. Remember to scrub the shower curtain too, as it can easily attract mold and mildew. 

Wash the Sheets 

Dust mites and ragweed can hide out in the fibers of bed sheets. Once a week, wash all of the sheets in the house on the “hot water” setting of your washing machine. You might feel tempted to hang the sheets on the clothesline, but it’s better to air dry them indoors or use the dryer. Clothing and sheets left outside can easily pick up ragweed pollen. 

Wear a Mask 

If you’re particularly sensitive to fall allergens, wear an antiviral mask while you complete your household chores! Vacuuming, scrubbing, and cleaning can often rustle the allergens around the room. Wearing a mask will help limit your exposure and reduce any uncomfortable side effects. 

Call Misty Clean Today for a Professional Cleaning!

School is finally back in session, and you might not have enough time to complete these fall cleaning tasks yourself! Simplify the process, and call Misty Clean for a professional cleaning! 

Every home is unique, and every homeowner requires different cleaning services than the next. It’s important to hire a professional cleaning company that can customize their services to your needs, rather than paying for services you don’t need. Whether you need the carpet deep cleaned or you’re looking for the entire home to be sanitized, Misty Clean can help. If you’re ready to get your home Misty Clean, give us a call at (410) 255-4111 or visit us online. For more cleaning tips and tricks, follow us on Facebook and Pinterest.

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