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Spring is a time for renewal, offering the perfect chance to spruce up the home after a long winter. While you may think spring cleaning is just another item on your to-do list, it’s also an effective way to control the asthma-and allergy- triggers that come with the new season.
Dusting, vacuuming and wiping down surfaces can eliminate allergens in your home, according to the American Lung Association. And don’t forget about airborne particles.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air is up to five times more polluted than outdoor air and can be a playground for particles like dust, mold and pollen. Take steps to clean the air by using an air purifier with a True HEPA filter, such as those within the Fellowes AeraMax line. These air purifiers safely remove 99.97 percent of harmful air particles as small as .3 microns, including: dust, mold, pollen, ragweed, pet dander, germs and viruses.
To help combat allergy-inducing particles in your home, consider these additional spring cleaning tips:
- Clean the air by using an air purifier with a True HEPA filter, like Fellowes AeraMax.
- Dust with moist cloths or special dry dusters to trap and lock dust from hard and soft surfaces.
- Clean flooring weekly by washing area rugs, floor mats and mopping hard surfaces weekly.
- Wash, dry-clean or vacuum drapes since allergens like to cling to soft surfaces.
- Handle bedding with care by encasing pillows, mattresses and box springs in dust-mite proof covers.
- Avoid air-drying items such as rugs, clothes and sheets outside to prevent bringing in outdoor allergens into your home.
- Check for bathroom leaks or moisture as bathroom mold is a common allergy trigger.
- Keep animals out of the bedroom to reduce pet dander on bedding.
Take control of your asthma and allergies this season by following the aforementioned tips. Spring cleaning can reduce exposure to allergens in your home and create a safe-haven for you and your family.