Ever feel like you are surrounded by allergens*? Don’t worry - you’re not imagining it! Several common allergens* like pet dander, dust mite matter, and pollen are found right inside your home all year long, with dust mite allergy being the most common allergy. As if ridding the house of allergens* wasn’t chaotic enough, now you have to deal with countless piles of dust. Come springtime, when allergy levels can be at their peak, knowing how to remove, reduce and avoid household allergens* becomes a must. Whether that means dusting the shelves or cleaning your floors, we have the tips for you to help ease those allergies at home.
How to get rid of dust
Feather dusters largely stir dust into the air, so dampen a dust rag instead. This will pick up and trap dust and allergens* around the house. A feather duster or a dry rag will just move the dust around. Also, don’t forget those floors! Dust seems to get everywhere, so don’t just sweep up the dust bunnies, use Flash Speedmop to pick up any dust and dirt from the floors.
Avoid pet hair and dander
When pets shed, they leave behind an excess of hair and dander. Some good ways to reduce pet dander are giving your fluffy ones weekly baths and keeping them off beds and other furniture – sometimes easier said than done.
Get rid of dusty clutter
Things collect dust easily, so take stock of what you have and decide what you would like to keep or not. Sometimes just decluttering can liberate your house from all that pesky dust. Get rid of old knickknacks, books, toys, and more. And, what you do keep, store in plastic boxes so the dust can’t get to them in the first place.
Remove pollen from your home
It’s almost impossible to avoid pollen in the spring (trees), summer (grasses) and autumn (weeds), which can easily make its way indoors where it gets circulated throughout the house and settles with other dust and allergens* on furniture, floors and other surfaces. Just like with dust, use a damp cloth to wipe down furniture and surfaces, and mop up with Flash Powermop or Speedmop to say good-bye to pollen.
How to get rid of dust mites? Air filters are your friend
Allergens* don’t stay in one place for very long -- they float around in the air, so using a room air filter can be a good idea to help reduce them in your air.
When it comes to the question of how to get rid of dust mites and other things that make you sneeze, it seems easier said than done. Fortunately, Flash is here to the rescue, and doesn’t just stand up to daily dirt, but also helps you win the battle against dust, dander, and pollen.
*Common inanimate allergens from cat and dog dander and dust mite matter