How to Avoid Common Indoor Allergens

Ever wonder why you or your family members are coughing, sniffing, or rubbing eyes? This may be due to the presence of indoor allergens! If allergens are the cause, it is time to get rid of them.

Today, many people have specific sensitivities to allergens, ranging from pet danders and dust mites and pollen. One way to prevent allergies at home is to fight annoying indoor allergens by identifying them and what causes them to thrive in the fabric of your furniture and carpets and other damp areas in your house.

Below are the most common indoor allergens in Australia and how to prevent them from affecting your family:

Dust mites

Dust mites are tiny microscopic insects that thrive in household dust and dead skin cells. These are organisms that pose health risks to your family if they are not contained and removed. Once they go deep into the lower parts of your carpet or material fibre, they will be hard to remove.

You can prevent or limit the occurrence of dust mites by having hard wood or vinyl floor instead of carpets, cleaning upholstered furniture on a regular basis, using synthetic throws for furniture, and using vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter. We recommend you wipe surfaces instead of dry dusting to avoid the spread of dust mites.

If you suspect that dust mites are too many and you cannot remove them yourself, we’ll be glad to perform dust mite allergy treatment.

Pet Dander

Test whether pet dander affects your health by going on a long vacation. Do you still experience symptoms? If no, then dander from pets is causing allergy at home. If you still want to keep your pet, prevent it from going to your bedroom and furniture. We know it’s hard to replace a furry pet once you have them, but a pet without fur or feathers causes less dander.

We also recommend that you clean your bedding and furnishings regularly at 60-degree centigrade and wash pet weekly with pet shampoo.

Pollens

Pollens come from outside. One way to avoid it is to keep windows and doors closed and use clothes dryer rather than outdoor line. During days where there is higher pollen count, wash your clothes when you get home and limit outdoor activities.

Mould

Mould thrives in damp and poorly ventilated areas in your home such as kitchen, bathroom, and laundries. Make sure you fix leaky plumbing and use exhaust fans and open windows for ventilation. If the magnitude of the mould problem is big and you cannot handle it, make sure to call for a professional mould cleanup company.

Cockroaches

Who does not hate these creatures! They love to crawl and feast on food scraps, crumbs, and water and they leave behind droppings on floors and surfaces that cause allergy. Always clean your floors and surfaces to keep them at bay. Dry any surface you clean. Wash plates after eating and store them properly in a sealed container.

If cockroaches are too many, maybe it’s time to call our expert pest control technician at All Aces Cleaning & Restoration today! We also perform cleaning for allergy relief. Call All Aces Cleaning & Restoration at 1800 00 10 10 today!

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