Allergens are natural substances that are usually harmless but can sometimes trigger an allergic reaction or cause symptoms of asthma. They are mostly found on floors and furniture and they get spread and be inhaled via air. Allergens come in various sizes and are measured in micrometers. If you are constantly sneezing and sniffling then it’s probably because there are allergens present in your home. The main sources of allergens in the home are soft furniture, pets, stuffed toys, bedding, damp areas, mattresses and pillows that you cannot wash and rinse in hot water.
While sniffling does not pose a serious threat to your health, it can be very disturbing and it can disrupt your ability to concentrate as well as interrupt your productivity. Allergens, although considered innocuous, can diminish the indoor air quality of your home. You can improve your home’s indoor quality and save yourself and the rest of your family from disturbing allergies by doing the following:
If you have small children and in-house pets then you should make it a point to vacuum your home regularly. On average, you can vacuum carpets, rugs, floors and furniture at least once a week. This is enough to remove dust, dirt and pet dander in your home. If you are using a bag-less vacuum make sure that you clean the filter every time you use it to ensure that it suctions dust efficiently. Sweeping and vacuuming can effectively eliminate dust but if you really want to make your home as dust-free as possible, follow it up with a good mop. You don’t have to use strong chemicals when mopping. All you need is a microfiber mop and warm water. Moreover, when dusting, make sure you use a microfiber cloth to capture and trap dust thus reducing chances of dust particles spreading.
There are certain houseplants that can help purify the air and help get rid of toxins thereby improving your home’s air quality. As a matter of fact, all houseplants regardless if they are flowering or not have the capacity to purify the air through the process of photosynthesis. But there are certain plants that are more powerful in eliminating household toxins. Examples of these indoor plants are aloe vera, areca palm and baby rubber plant.
Dirty air conditioners diminish the benefits of running your air conditioners to decrease humidity and purify the air. When your air conditioner is blanketed with thick dust, it only means that they are doing their job by trapping contaminants. Ideally, air conditioners need to be cleaned by air conditioner cleaning specialists every year to prevent the build up of pollen, dust and dirt. These professionals are trained to clean your air conditioner units to remove dust, mould, grime and pollen thereby improving the overall air quality of your home. And not only that, by having your units professionally cleaned on a regular basis, you are actually extending the life of your air conditioner.
At HydroKleen, we have a team of specialists who are experts in removing organisms such as bacteria, fungi, mould and mildew in air conditioners, these are harmful toxins that are responsible for making you and your family sick. Our comprehensive air conditioning clean will make sure that the air you breathe is fresh and clean so you won’t suffer from health problems caused by a dirty or insufficiently cleaned air conditioner.