• tips to help with allergies in your home - gardna carpet cleaningRegular housecleaning can get rid of allergy triggers and help relieve your symptoms. It helps to know some cleaning tips. Common mistakes like shampooing carpets or using heavily scented cleaners — could make your allergies worse, not better.

    Here are some ways from our team at Gardna Carpet Cleaning to keep your house cleaner and your allergies under control.

    Vacuum at least twice a week.  Make sure your vacuum has a HEPA filter. Some allergens are so small that they can pass straight through a regular vacuum filter. That means that every time you vacuum, you could be sucking them off the floor and shooting them into the air, where you breathe them in.

    Cut clutter. Piles of boxes or clothing can trap dust and hide allergens like dust mites and cockroaches.

    Wear a mask while using cleaning products and when you’re done with your housework, leave the house for a few hours. It will limit your exposure to allergens that you may have kicked up into the air.

    Keep the bathroom free of mould. Scrub tiles regularly. Don’t forget the shower curtain too. Read the label, you may be able to toss it in the washing machine.

    Wash sheets weekly in hot water. Make sure it’s hot enough to kill dust mites and if your child has allergies, do the same with stuffed animals and toys.

    Don’t use scented cleaners or detergents. If you have allergies, the fragrances in cleaners can trigger symptoms. Look for fragrance-free products instead.

    Don’t air-dry laundry. Clothing left outside will pick up pollen and mould. Use the clothes dryer instead.

    Use a damp cloth and mop when cleaning. They’ll trap allergens instead of knocking them into the air.

    Clean outside entryways. Sweep or vacuum. The cleaner your path or patio is, the less likely someone is to track dust or pollen into your house.

    Don’t shampoo carpets yourself. The leftover moisture could cause mould growth or increase dust mites.

    These handy hints and tips from Gardna Carpet Cleaning will make cleaning your home an easier task and also help prevent those nasty allergy flare-ups!