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Cleaning Despite Allergies

House Cleaning With Allergies in Bronx, NY

Whether you or someone in your home suffers year-round or seasonally from allergies or asthma, regular house cleanings are an important part of an allergy management plan. Here are tips on cleaning your Bronx apartment using a routine that won’t make your allergies worse.

House Cleaning Tips for Bronx Allergy Sufferers

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, one in four Americans suffers from asthma or allergies. There’s no cure, unfortunately. But you can keep your allergies under control by removing common household allergens like dust mites, pet dander, insect droppings, mold, and pollen from your home and keeping them at bay.

Although regular house cleanings should be an integral part of your allergy management plan, it’s also important to reduce the risk of triggering your symptoms. Dust and other allergens are stirred up during cleaning, and exposure to certain chemicals may also cause allergic reactions.

Here are some tips on cleaning your Bronx apartment or home using a routine that won’t make your allergies worse, and which tools and products will help trap allergens and prevent exposure to harmful chemicals.

Establish a cleaning routine.

You can allergy-proof your home to a certain extent, and keep it that way, by maintaining a regular cleaning routine.

  • Vacuum your floors and furniture once or twice a week (sweeping can kick up dust, so vacuuming is better).
  • Dust weekly.
  • Cut clutter, which traps dust and allergens.
  • Scrub surfaces regularly to keep away the damp and mold.
  • Wash bedding — including duvets, comforters, and mattress covers — in water hot enough (at least 130°F) to kill dust mites and remove pollen, pet dander, and other allergens. (Our Bronx laundry service accepts all types of bedding including comforters, shams, sheets, and duvets!)
  • Clean window treatments, which collect dust. Wipe the blinds and vacuum the curtains and drapes — or launder them, if it’s safe to put them in a washing machine.

Use proper tools and cleaning products.

Certain tools and cleaning products are designed to help allergy sufferers. To limit your exposure to chemicals and to the allergens that you stir up while cleaning, wear a protective mask when you clean. Using a damp cloth or mop will also help trap allergens instead of releasing them into the air.

Green cleaning products, and mild, fragrance-free detergents likely won’t trigger your allergies as much as harsher and scented products might. Dusting with microfiber dusters is a must, since microfiber is specially designed to grab tiny particles.

Make sure your vacuum has a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter, as recommended by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Like microfiber, this kind of filter is designed to trap tiny particles.

Keep the humidity in check.

Heat and humidity foster the growth of mold spores. You can keep that growth in check by minimizing the moisture and keeping your laundry room and bathroom clean. Leave doors open after use, wipe down surfaces, and air out the shower by pulling back the shower curtain.

Shampooing carpets can also aggravate your allergies, because the residual moisture can cause mold to grow or increase dust mites. Don’t do it unless absolutely necessary, in which case you should probably have it done professionally.

Hire reputable full-maid cleaning services in the Bronx.

Sometimes it’s just easier and safer to let a professional do it.

Wash and Fold Me Laundry & Cleaning Services offers full maid services and laundry services with free pickup and delivery, with competitive pricing for college students and young professionals in the Bronx, NY. Let us remove the burden of cleaning chores and give you peace of mind.

Do you have any questions about our cleaning and laundry services? Read our FAQ, or contact us with any questions. No detail is overlooked, and we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Make an appointment today and get back to the more pressing things in life.

 

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