You’re dusting that TV stand and you accidentally breathe in a cloud of debris. You spit, sputter, sneeze and hack while cursing yourself for being so negligent. Your eyes swell, water and itch and that all-too-familiar nasal congestion comes back. Cleaning with allergies is tough! Especially when you have pets. If you’re allergic to dander, it can almost feel impossible. Cleaning reduces allergens in your home, and will alleviate your symptoms if done correctly. Follow our tips on cleaning with allergies in this week’s blog and put those annoying sniffles to rest.
Should You Be Cleaning?
No, you shouldn’t. If you are a severe allergy sufferer, cleaning will worsen them. Hiring a professional, or having someone else perform thorough cleaning involving vacuuming, dusting, sweeping etc. Cleaning disrupts dander, dust, and particles that are only going to cause allergies to worsen. A skilled cleaning crew knows which areas of your home to focus on. You’ll see your symptoms significantly lessen.
Products You Should Avoid
Some cleaning products stimulate an allergic reaction more than others. A few contain harsh chemicals that cause irritation. These chemicals include formaldehyde, ammonia, sodium lauryl sulphate, D-limonene, and sodium hypochlorite. Read over the ingredients of each cleaning bottle before deciding to use it. Harsh chemicals are most commonly found in products such as furniture polish, disinfectants, laundry detergents, dish soaps, fabric softeners, drain cleaners, and mildew removers. Keep yourself and loved ones safe by always reading the label. If you or a loved one ingests them, call 911 immediately.
Getting Rid Of Dust Bunnies
You need to follow a few steps to allergy-proof your home. By reducing dust collection, you’ll keep mold, pollen, pet dander, dust mites, and cockroach droppings from accumulating. If those are enough to give you the heeby-jeebys, hiring a maid service will take the legwork out of dusting hard-to-reach crevices. Your carpets should be consistently vacuumed, your blankets and towels washed regularly, your surfaces wiped down, and you shouldn’t leave food sitting around. If you follow all of these tips for getting rid of those dust bunnies, your allergy symptoms will be non-existent.
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