We can feel it in the air, spring comes with beautiful weather, and..... well, pollen!
For some people, it's a wonderful time to be outside and enjoy the sun, for some people it's time to do some appropriate steps to help reduce the risk of aggravating your allergies.
1. Clean High to Low
When you stir up dust while cleaning, make sure you’re not just moving it from one place to another. Start your spring cleaning with the highest spots and work your way down. This way, when you dust the top shelves or sweep cobwebs from ceiling corners, you can continue to catch dust as it settles on lower shelves or the floor. Save the floors for last.
2. Use An Air Purifier
It doesn't have to be a fancy one, as long as the air purifier of your choice has a good quality HEPA filter, you're good to go. Don't forget to wash your HEPA filter with warm water and allow it to dry if your model specifically states that water cleaning is safe. You can also soak your filter in hot water if it is extremely dirty. Clean non-washable, permanent HEPA filters using a vacuum to remove dust and debris.
4. Keep Pets Groomed
Furry friends should be groomed regularly to keep their dander under control. You can also reduce allergy symptoms by keeping pets out of the bedroom. If you have caged critters, such as hamsters or guinea pigs, change their bedding frequently. Store litter and hay in tightly sealed bags or containers. Wash upholstery periodically, including any pet beds.
5. Clean Thoroughly, Not Frequently
If dust mites are a problem for your allergies, research indicates that vacuuming thoroughly is better than how often you vacuum. Make sure you use attachments on places where dust mites and their droppings tend to collect, including draperies, mattresses, and padded furniture.
6. The Professionals Are Here For You
Our team at EBM provide the latest, modern, sophisticated, clinically-proven allergy cleaning options. We are dedicated to improving your health and your overall quality of life when cleaning your office.
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