Dust allergy treatment
In the winter we spend a lot of time closed up in our homes with all of our storm windows tight and our doors sealed from the winter cold and wind. How many times do you think about the air you are breathing in your house? Chances are, not many! We have busy lives and busy schedules but it may be of concern to you when you learn that there are microscopic creatures sharing your home with you. Here are some dust allergy treatment tips:
Allergy Symptoms to Watch Out For Include:
- Abnormally watery eyes that are red and itch
- A running, stuffed-up nose
- Sneezing or wheezing
Although these symptoms are similar to pollen or outdoor allergy symptoms, they are also similar to some symptoms of the common cold (which also includes body aches or fever or sore throat)
What are Dust Mites?
Dust mites are tiny little creatures that belong to the arachnid family along with spiders. They are warm weather creatures who like temperatures of 70 degrees or higher and they thrive in humid areas. What do they eat? They survive on the tiny flakes of dead skin that you shed every day. They also are partial to your dog or cat’s dander. You will most likely find them in your carpets, on your mattress or in your upholstery, such as sofa’s or chairs.
Tips to get RID of Dust Mites
In your bedroom:
- Try to stay away from feather pillows and use a polyester or memory foam pillow instead
- Use a hypo-allergenic mattress cover on your mattress and box spring and a dust-mite cover on your pillow.
- Keep your bedroom clean and try to vacuum regularly.
- Wash your sheets and comforters in hot water. Using the cold water setting will not kill dust mites. Make sure your sheets are entirely dry before putting them back on your bed
- If you have carpeting in your room, make sure to thoroughly clean along the edges of the carpet.
- Dust dust dust – don’t forget to dust the molding along your floor and other areas where dust can gather.
In other areas of your home:
- Dust with a cloth or duster all areas that may gather dust.
- Vacuum your carpets and area rugs at least once a week. There are many vacuums on the market that come with a HEPA filter that are a good option for families with allergies.
- Clean hardwood floors and tile floors regularly with a damp mop or cloth.
- If a small rug by the door or in the bathroom can fit in your washer, use hot water to clean it and put it in the dryer until it is completely dry.
- Remember to also vacuum any furniture such as your couch or sofa to remove dust and pet dander. If you experience allergies on a regular basis, it may be better to choose furniture that is not upholstered such as leather, wood, metal or even plastic.
- Try using roll-up window shades instead of heavy fabric drapes or mini-blinds which have a tendency to gather dust. Curtains should be professionally cleaned when they get dusty.
- Keep your home uncluttered.
How Angelo’s Cleaning can help you with your Allergies
Angelo’s cleans more than carpets! We can help you feel the relief from your allergy and asthma symptoms by reducing the levels of pet dander and dust mites to over 90%. We can improve your in-home air quality by using products that are hypoallergenic, non-toxic, dye and perfume free, contain no volatile organic compounds (VOC’s), phosphates or any other hazardous materials. We only use biodegradable and environmentally safe cleaning products to ensure a safe environment for your entire family.
We offer an Allergy Relief Treatment™ for your carpets, mattresses, upholstery, rugs and bedding.
Call Angelo’s Today for a clean home! 610-935-7557