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How to alleviate allergens in preparation for Christmas

As the holiday season approaches, many of us are eagerly anticipating the joy of Christmas festivities. However, for individuals with allergies, the season can also bring concerns about allergens that can trigger unwanted symptoms. To ensure a comfortable and allergen-free holiday celebration, it’s essential to undertake a thorough deep cleaning of your home. In this article, we will explore common allergens, the importance of deep cleaning, and practical tips on reducing allergens to create a healthier living space for you and your loved ones.

Common allergens that exist can include dust mites, pet dander, mould spores, pollen, and various indoor pollutants. While these substances may seem harmless to some, they can trigger allergic reactions, asthma attacks, and other respiratory issues, especially for sensitive individuals.

It is therefore advised to undertake deep cleaning as a proactive approach in reducing allergens and creating a healthier indoor environment. Regular cleaning may address surface dirt, but deep cleaning goes a step further by targeting hidden allergens in carpets, upholstery, and other hard-to-reach areas. By taking the time to deep clean, you can significantly reduce the allergen load in your home, making it a more comfortable and enjoyable space for everyone, especially during the holiday season.

Here are some tips for deep cleaning:

  1. Dust and Vacuum thoroughly

Dusting and vacuuming are essential steps in removing dust mites, pet dander, and other allergens from surfaces and carpets. Use a damp cloth for dusting to prevent particles from becoming airborne and rinse before reusing it on other surfaces.

  1. Wash bedding and linens

Summer is a popular time for linen, ensuring all bedding including pillowcases, sheets and blankets are washed properly to eliminate microscopic pests and dust mites.

  1. Ventilate

There is nothing better for a clean home than ventilation. Mould can thrive in damp and poorly ventilated areas, and for many Australian homes this includes the bathroom. Pay attention to nooks, corners and skirting that are prone to mould growth and ensure to clean them thoroughly to prevent mould from rapidly growing back.

  1. Pet Care

  Dander from pets can be a significant source for allergens, and as we know summer is already full of shed pet hair. By bathing and grooming pets regularly, reducing dirt and shedding build up can assist individuals who are especially sensitive to these allergens.

  1. Clutter

An obvious one for some, but minimising clutter can significantly reduce allergens within your home. Almost all objects within your home are collecting dust, no matter how often you clean them.

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