Clean Your House

 

Step 2 - Clean Your House

We know what you're thinking - "I keep a very clean house, thank you very much." But it isn't that kind of cleaning that will help you to relieve your indoor allergy symptoms. Sure, regular cleaning will help to remove surface dirt and dust, but you need special help to remove allergens from your home, or at least to reduce your exposure to them. There are three main areas where allergens are at their worst - beds and bedding, carpets and upholstery, and damp places (like bathrooms and basements). Each of these three areas is a breeding ground for allergens, and so has the greatest likelihood of triggering allergy symptoms.

The first place to start, after you've covered your bed with allergy encasings, is to focus your cleaning on allergen-removing laundry care. Sheets, blankets, bedding and clothing should be washed regularly - either in very hot water, which neutralizes allergens, or in cold or warm water with an allergen-removing laundry detergent like our Allersearch Allergen Wash. This concentrated, non-toxic, all-in-one laundry detergent has long been a customer favorite because of its track record in lessening your family's allergy symptoms. Or, if you prefer to use your own detergent, we recommend De-Mite Laundry Additive - another crowd pleaser that removes allergens in any wash temperature while your detergent does its normal cleaning.

Your cleaning efforts should next focus on carpets, draperies and upholstered furniture. Dust mites thrive in any soft, fiber environment where they have access to their favorite food source - your flaked-off skin cells. Rugs and soft furnishings can harbor large concentrations of these and other allergens, which is why doctors recommend removing carpeting altogether if you have serious allergies. Where that isn't practical or desirable, the key to allergy relief lies in safely and effectively reducing the number of allergens themselves. Allersearch ADS and Allersearch ADMS products are highly effective cleaners that are sprayed onto the surface of your carpet or upholstery. Both are terrific at neutralizing dust mite and other allergens, and are completely safe to use around people and pets.

Avoid dust mite and mold growth by reducing humidity with air conditioning or a dehumidifier. Be sure to ventilate damp areas, which are prime breeding grounds for mold and mildew.  To get rid of mold and mildew around the home, our customers especially like the environmentally friendly EnviroRite line of cleaners for tub & tile, mold & mildew, and multi-purpose cleaning.

Last but not least in your cleaning quest to find allergy relief, you should use products that are specially formulated to remove allergens from your home. Allergy Control Products carries a large selection of allergen-removing and natural cleaners for your every cleaning need. These cleaners are carefully selected to be the best for effective cleaning, while remaining mild and often fragrance-free so that they won't aggravate allergy sufferers.

There you have it - the three doctor-recommended cleaning tips to help you and your family escape indoor allergies. Visit our Allergy Learning Center to learn more, and be sure to sign up for the Allergy Control E-Newsletter to get money-saving tips and discounts on how to clean your way to good health.

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