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6 Ways Your Home Is Triggering Your Allergies

6 Ways Your Home Is Triggering Your Allergies

Summer is here! Spring brought blooming flowers and warmer weather, but this time of year can be challenging for those suffering from allergies. Increasing pollen levels are often to blame. However, did you know that your allergies may also be triggered by things inside your home? Let’s explore six possible causes of your allergies and what you can do to address them. 

Carpeting and Cloth Materials

Carpeting is a great way to make a room feel cozy. Shaggy textures may feel soft on your feet, but they can harbor residue and dirt. In fact, textured carpeting is often much dirtier than it appears. Professional carpet cleaning is an important spring task. A good professional cleaning will remove dirt and improve the quality of your indoor air. 

Dust can also accumulate on other materials inside your home. You know that fuzzy blanket you love to snuggle up with? That too can be a trap for allergens. Remember to wash your blankets and bedding regularly. A vacuum with a HEPA filter can be used to remove dust from drapes and other cloth materials.

Furry Friends

A pet is a wonderful addition to any family. Unfortunately, pets are one of the leading causes of allergies. Pets that shed often leave behind hundreds of hairs. These hairs can stick to your clothes and furniture. Make sure you wash your clothes thoroughly after coming into contact with an animal that triggers your allergies. Additionally, you can reduce the spread of hair by regularly vacuuming and dusting.

Dust and Debris

The accumulation of dust and debris in your home is inevitable. Therefore, regular cleaning is essential. Start by cleaning obvious surfaces like tables, ledges, and lampshades. From there, dust along the bottom of your walls. This area of your walls often goes overlooked, but it can trap a lot of dust.

It is equally important to dust items that aren’t regularly used. For example, toys that aren’t played with frequently often get dusty. The same is true of any decorative items that you have on display. Always dust first before vacuuming. Whenever dust is disturbed, it is likely to settle on the floor. Luckily, you can vacuum it up afterward.

Chemicals

Ironically, the chemicals you use to clean can also trigger your allergies. It is always a good idea to review your cleaning products before using them. You should also increase air circulation in the room when you are using harsh chemicals. If you experience allergy-like symptoms after using a certain product, you shouldn’t use it again.

Mold

Finding mold in your house can seem daunting. If not treated properly, it can be extremely dangerous for your health. If you are still experiencing allergy-like symptoms after addressing the issues above, it may be time to look for mold in your home. Mold grows when there is too much moisture. It may develop in your shower, or a less-visited place such as your attic. Depending on the severity of the issue, bleach is usually able to remove mold. Complex issues may require the assistance of a mold remediation expert.

General HVAC Air Quality Issues

How long has it been since you had your air ducts cleaned? If you aren’t sure, it might be time to arrange a cleaning with a professional. When your ducts are dirty, they circulate dirt and debris all over your home. As a result, dust will continue to circulate no matter how much you clean. The quality of your air will never be completely perfect, but duct cleaning is a great place to begin.

Conclusion

Your home’s air quality is important for your health. Even if you can’t see them, airborne substances are constantly around you. A professional cleaning company is an excellent way to resolve these issues. COIT Cleaning and Restoration specializes in cleaning carpets, upholstery, and air ducts.

The PROS at COIT will come to your home and handle all of your cleaning needs. Moreover, we use all of the proper tools to ensure the job is done correctly. You shouldn’t have to suffer from allergies in your own home. Find out more about our services by contacting us today.

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