So, if you want to keep your indoor spaces as comfortable and healthy as possible, there are some steps you should take to help make them allergy-free.
Cleanse the airAir filters are a great way to filter out the pollution that gets brought in from outside and then trapped indoors. The first way to keep the air clean is to setup air filters that are rated for the square footage of each open area you place them in. These air filters will help remove dust mites and other allergens for a healthier indoor environment.
Maintain your filtersNow, air filters are not a ďset and forgetĒ type of device. You will need to check the manual for the air filter you purchase, and you will also need to take the filter itself out regularly to clean it. The filter should be replaced every so often as well to continue functioning at its best.
Vacuum regularlyDid you know that carpets are the ideal breeding ground for allergens and bacteria? Vacuuming regularly is essential to maintaining the surface of your carpets and keeping particles from getting embedded deeper within the fibers.
Clean your carpetsVacuuming alone does nothing to kill germs or disinfect, and it also cannot remove the particles that are deeper into your carpetís fibers. Thatís when a regular professional carpet cleaning job should be carried out. Depending on usage, you should plan on having carpets cleaned every 6-12 months.
Be mindful of cleaning productsHarsh chemicals arenít always the best option to get the job done, and if youíre using chemicals to clean carpets and other areas of your indoor space, you might be causing more harm. These chemicals leave a residue behind on most surfaces that can further degrade the air quality. Be mindful of what youíre using to clean.
As you can see, just a few simple steps can quickly clean up your indoor space and make for a healthier living/working environment. With regular maintenance and attention to detail, you can prevent the build-up of germs and allergens and keep your indoor spaces looking and feeling great.
With a new year upon us, now would be a great time to commit to making your indoor spaces healthier. Start the new year off right by implementing new clean protocols and a schedule to keep your indoor spaces clean and allergy-free. Once you start, you'll undoubtedly be able to feel the difference.