Dusting with allergies
In efforts to help you allergy-proof your home, it’s recommended that you dust your home on a regular basis. In fact, The Mayo Clinic recommends having a weekly dusting routine. Once you establish a frequent cleaning routine the easier it will be to control and reduce household allergies.
Next to the importance of dusting with allergies, you also want to make sure you’re working to prevent further irritation. One of the ways you can do this is by committing to a weekly routine. A routine that consists of removing specks of dust from all surfaces, shaking out all rugs, vacuuming floors using a HEPA filter, and mopping any hard floors.
Other tips & tricks
- Replace your HVAC air filters with HEPA air filters
- Check air ducts monthly for dust build-up and clean if needed
- Vacuum and steam clean carpets every four to six months
- Take down and wash drapes and curtains every couple of months
- Use a HEPA air purifier in the home
- Keep the temperature of the house 70⁰ F or below and dry (relative humidity at 50% or below) to create an indoor environment that’s less hospitable for dust mites and mold spores