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05/09/2018
If it seems like no matter what you do, you just can't seem to control your allergies at home, you may still have a few more options. Check out these tips that can help keep your allergies at bay while at home.

Get Rid of Allergens in Your Home

For those who suffer from allergies, the outside world may seem like the enemy. Especially during the spring months. However, for those who can't seem to dodge allergens no matter where they are, even being home can turn into a real annoyance. To help you reduce the allergens in your home, check out these recommendations from DuPage Cleanpro.

Clean Your Home Regularly

Creating a regular cleaning schedule is the first step towards reducing the allergens in your home. Dusting, mopping, vacuuming, and even decluttering can all contribute to healthier air in your home and less irritating and annoying particles like dust and pet dander. The key is to take care of all of these tasks regularly. Cleaning is a continual process because you can't expect dust to stay away forever after one cleaning. Pro tip: use a damp washcloth or rag when taking care of dusting around the home. A dry rag or washcloth will only cause dust to fly back into the air while a damp one will trap dust so that it doesn't have a chance to settle in the same spot again.

No Shoes Indoors

We've discussed how creating a no-shoes-inside rule can help your carpet stay cleaner for longer, but did you know this same rule can also keep allergens out of your home? Pollen and other allergens can get stuck to your shoes and may get dragged indoors because of this. By requiring everyone to clean their shoes on a doormat and then leaving their shoes by the door, you can stop allergens from getting into your home. So, along with this rule, be sure to place a doormat inside and outside your front door as well as a basket or rack of indoor shoes you and your guests can change into.

Make Time to Vacuum

Many people think that if you have allergies you simply cannot have wall to wall carpeting. This simply isn't true. You can have wall to wall carpeting, but you have to take care of it and vacuum it often. Since carpet is very porous, it can actually trap allergens in its fibers. While this is great, if your carpet isn't vacuumed or cleaned regularly, these allergens will start to get released into the air every time you walk over it. So, to keep the comfort provided by carpet while staying healthy, just take some time to regularly vacuum your carpets. For the best results, use a vacuum with a HEPA filter. Keep your carpet healthy and clean with the help of a professional carpet cleaning service. For the best carpet cleaning service around, contact DuPage Cleanpro at (630) 244- 8449. Their professional carpet cleaners can have your carpet clean and ready for use in just hours!

Prevent Mold Growth

Mold can be a serious irritant for anyone, whether they suffer from regular allergies or not. Because of this, it's super important that you don't allow mold to grow in your home. The most susceptible areas in your home will be the ones that are prone to higher levels of moisture and humidity. The kitchen, bathrooms, and dark spaces like basements tend to be the most affected by mold. To prevent old growth in these areas, promote air circulation through the use of air vents, fans, open windows, and even a dehumidifier. It's also a good idea to clean these areas often so that you can spot mold and stop it before it has a chance to develop.

Get Indoor Plants

Indoor plants act as natural air filters in the home. Because they produce oxygen and clean the air, they tend to be a great addition to all homes. Some plants will do a better job at this, so be sure to do some research before buying just any plant. It's also important that you don't overwater your plants. Doing so can contribute to higher levels of moisture inside your home. To prevent this, simply cover the soil in your planter with aquarium rocks or aluminum foil.

Professional Carpet Cleaning Service in Aurora, IL

If you're worried about your allergies acting up this year, a carpet cleaning service can help you keep your home cleaner. Contact DuPage Cleanpro at (630)244-8449 to learn about how their patented carpet cleaning system may be just the thing your home needs.

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