For some, changes in the seasons can bring nothing but irritation from seasonal allergens, and dealing with airborne allergens in the springtime and autumn can be a thought-provoking challenge to many of us afflicted by asthma and allergies. Weather changes every season bring different allergens to a head, such as pollen and grass.
But add these to the allergens that could be contained in your home, such as dander, mould and dust/dust mites, and the effect can be stale or used air, which all leads to the same problem - poor indoor air quality in your home.
There are plenty of effective ways to deal with this problem of poor air, and to help you cut indoor air allergens or pollutants and improve indoor air quality at home. Keep those outdoor allergens from invading your home. People coming into your home from outside, urge them to take off their shoes to prevent tracking in pollen, mould spores, dirt, dust and other allergens or pollutants. After you’ve been outside for a long period of time, then you should consider having a shower and changing your clothes, because pollen can quickly accumulate on your clothes, on your skin and in your hair too.
A good idea is to clean your pets when they come inside your home, to reduce the growing pollutants that collect on their body and paws. Keeping your doors and windows closed to stop outdoor pollutants from streaming inside is not a wise idea, because you need to have fresh air circulating in your home at regular intervals to keep your indoor air quality high.
Thoroughly clean your home from top to bottom. This method can help reduce outdoor air pollutants that find their way inside and help reduce the airborne allergens that are already present in your home. Clean using a good quality vacuum cleaner with an installed H.E.P.A. filter on your carpets and hardwood or tiled flooring. Thoroughly wash bedding, steam clean mattresses and curtains regularly, disinfect bathrooms and fix moisture leaks to help prevent mould and mildew in your house.
Clean window blinds and all shades with an electrostatically charged fabric to contain dust particles, or use a vacuum tool accessory designed for such cleaning tasks. Purchase a steam cleaner that can hygienically clean your entire home with the power of steam. Very hot dry steam is the best way to completely sanitize practically any surface in your home that needs to be hygienically clean. Polti are quality manufacturer of steam cleaners that can clean your home from top to bottom.
Reducing allergens in your home can be accomplished with the use of an effective air purifier. On the market today, are high quality portable air purifiers with dust and allergen retention H.E.P.A. filters. Use them in the areas of your home where you spend the most time, such as bedroom, family room, living room or office. Air purifiers are very effective, and can help you clean and freshen the stale or dusty air in those rooms.
Highly effective air purifiers like True H.E.P.A. air purifiers, can catch up to 99.98 percent of invisible or visible microscopic pollutants and particles which are 0.3 microns in size. They trap particles from the air that passes through their interlaced filters, including unhealthy allergens such as dust mites, pollen, pet dander, mould spores and smoke too.
They can even capture certain germs/bacteria and help control common household odours. Portable air purifiers clean the air in your room many times an hour to reduce polluted and dust laden rooms, which allows only pure fresh air to come in from outside.