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Allergy-Proof Your Home

For millions of allergy sufferers, many trigger symptoms are caused from allergens in the home. Allergens such as pet dander, mold, and dust mites are found in more than 50 percent of homes each year. Allergens are carried through the air and are often found on furniture, carpets, and other surfaces throughout the home. The trick to managing air born allergens is by increasing your cleaning on a regular basis. Though no home can be completely allergen-free, the following tips can help eliminate the amount of allergens you are exposed to.

Dusting: Everyone’s first go to in the fight against allergens is dust removal. Dust mites cause and trigger asthma and allergy symptoms in the home. The way you dust currently could actually be making things worse. It is important to use a damp or fabricated micro-fiber cloth while dusting, this helps keep the dust on the rag and not spread through the air. In addition, manage the amount of clutter or trinkets that you keep on surfaces throughout your home, since they will tend to collect dust.

Vacuuming: Like dusting vacuuming will help control the amount of unwanted allergens in your home. However, when vacuuming dust can also be surfacing through the air because of poor filter choices. We suggest using a HEPA filter that will trap small particles and prevent them from becoming airborne and triggering allergy symptoms. It is important to vacuum at least twice a week, if you allow pets in your home then daily to reduce dust mites and other pathogens.

Washing Linens: Again, your most used surfaces will tend to carry the most allergens. Fabric is no different when it comes to hosting dust mites. Consider washing your bedding linens and bathroom towels at least one a week. Wash and dry your linens at the hottest setting.

Think Green: Rethink your cleaning supplies, many allergies and asthma can be triggered by the chemicals found in basic household cleaning agents. Luckily today, there are so many environmentally friendly cleaning agents and so many different tutorials on how to make your own safe and organic cleaning solutions. Follow Cox Cleaning on Pinterest to find our favorite cleaning products!

Pet Protein: We all love our second children, man’s best friend: our pets. Unfortunately, the protein that is found in our furry four legged friend’s urine, dander, and saliva cause one of the largest allergen triggers for most families. Most allergens found on our pets are set airborne daily, so it is important to wash your pet at least once a week. Try keeping your pets only in designated areas or on specific furniture that can be cleaned more regularly. A great way to compromise if you love cuddling with your pet is by purchasing a pet blanket or cover that can be washed and vacuumed daily. Here are some of our favorite styles: Pet Blanket.

Filter it Out: It is extremely important to check and change out your air filters in your home regularly. It is recommended that you change out your air filter every six months, or every 90 days for pet owners. Also checking your air ducts can be extremely beneficial for your health and your pockets. A routine air duct check by your local air maintenance company can eliminate dust and pollen build up and can also help your ac/ heating system to run more efficiently. A great local resource for all AC needs is : Mikes Air Conditioning & Heating 

Remember, reducing allergens is possible. Take a few minutes each day dust, vacuum, and surface clean your home and office space. Don’t have the time? We do! Schedule a free estimate with us today. Take 20% off your first cleaning or book 4 consecutive cleanings and receive 10 % your total. Mention key word: Allergens Offer stands until : 1/26/2015

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