Here Are Some Tips to Help Combat Those Pesky Indoor Allergens

indoor-allergens

Here at Dust Goblin, we are dedicated to providing you with clean air solutions. Primarily, we do this through the delivery of fresh new filters that help combat many of the pollutants and allergens in your air supply. 

However, the battle doesn't stop at your filter. Today, we are going to go over the best ways to allergy-proof your home. So put the tissue box down, and get ready to beat those pesky allergens back.

Furniture and Floor

Dust mites and mold are notorious for finding ways to sneak into your furnishings and carpet. Whether dust mites are embedding themselves in your pillowcase, or mold is creeping its way under your carpet, here are some tips to keep your furnishings and floorings allergen free.

  • Bedding: Make sure that wash your sheets, blankets, and pillowcases at least once a week in hot water. Dust mites love pillowcases and blankets, so getting dust-mite-proof covers for your bedding is an excellent option if you are having a severe dust mite issue.
  • Standing Furniture: Make sure that you clean your armoire, nightstand, shelving, and any other upright furniture at least once a week. If you use wood, make sure that the cleaning product that you use is safe for the wood.
  • Carpeting: If you have carpeting, it is probably your dust mites primary hiding ground. To get rid of those pesky little mites, vacuum your carpet at least once a week. Make sure that your vacuum is equipped with a HEPA (or high-efficiency particulate air) filter. HEPA filtered vacuums get over twice the amount of dust mites as traditional vacuums.
  • Wood/Vinyl/Tile: For the areas of your home that have wood, vinyl, and tile, you can simply clean the floor using either a mop or a broom once a week. We recommend that you do a deep clean on these floorings once a month or once every other month.

Plants

Some plants have incredible allergen fighting properties. These plants can help filter the air in your home and also produce some wonderful scents. Not to mention, they can also look beautiful as well.

  • Areca Palm: Areca Palm plants are fantastic at humidifying the air. These plants best for homes that are unusually dry. Too much humidity in the air can have the opposite effect, so don't overdo it. Having a little moisture, however, can relieve many allergy symptoms.
  • Dracaena: Dracaena plants have an unusual property. They like to grab allergen particles out of the air and attach them to their leaves. These plants are great for those with allergies that can't seem to find a way to get all of the pesky allergens out of their home.
  • The Bamboo Palm: The Bamboo Palm can act as your second air filter. Of course, it's not even close to an air filter replacement, but it has a mild effect on the air quality of your home. We recommend that this be your first choice if clean air is important to you.

Tips From the Dust Goblin

Here are some quick-tips that we offer customers who are having allergy issues. These 3 tips should help alleviate some of your indoor allergy issues.

  • Clean Weekly: We always recommend that you keep to a consistent weekly cleaning schedule. Make sure to vacuum, wash your clothes, and wipe down your floors. Developing a cleaning habit goes a long way in the fight against allergies.
  • Create and Allergy Combat Zone: Grab some plants, a humidifier, and any other accessories that could help you combat some of those pesky allergens. Consider your home a battle zone and allergens the enemy combatant. Have no mercy.
  • Change Your Filters: Of course, change your air filters. This is the #1 way to combat household allergens. HVAC filters are the screen between you and allergens. In that war against allergens, clean filters are your nuclear weapon. We recommend changing them once a month if you have allergy issues.

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