Dalworth Tips for Home Allergen Control in the DFW TX Metro Area
To control and reduce allergens in your home between professional cleanings, The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) recommends the following tips to remove allergens including those found in household dust, in carpeting, and in your heating and cooling (HVAC) system.
- Household Dust-Ordinary house dust actually makes up a collection of all types of allergens – pollen from outdoors, pet and human dander, mites, dirt, insect droppings, mold, and more – all of which can trigger a frightening asthma attack in people with allergic asthma. Keep all hard and soft surfaces wiped and vacuumed weekly to reduce house dust overall.
- Bedroom- Mattresses-Pillows and blankets in the bedroom are frequently homes for mold and dust mites. In particular, mold is frequently found in mattresses and pillows and releases spores that can trigger asthma symptoms. Have mattresses professionally cleaned at least once a year to remove dust mites, pet dander, mold and debris.
- Carpeting and Flooring - Every type of flooring is a potential breeding ground for allergens, whether it’s carpet, tile, or hardwood. Be vigilant about keeping these surfaces clean. Do not install wall-to-wall carpeting if you don’t have to, since it is harder to remove moisture, mold, and other allergens that are hidden in it. Vacuum all flooring weekly. Have flooring professionally cleaned at least once a year and when heavy soiling or staining occurs.
- Air Filtration-Air Filtration Allergens are tiny and light – perfect for taking wing in the ducts and open air of spaces around your house. Use HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filters in your whole house central air system, or in room air cleaning devices. Replace filters regularly. Have your HVAC system professionally cleaned once a year to remove allergens from your air ducts, vents and heating and cooling ventilation system (HVAC).
Contact Dalworth Clean for a healthy home with improved air quality and clean flooring, mattresses, upholstery, draperies, and duct system. Our anti-allergen services will provide you with a "whole house clean" so you can breathe easy. Call us today at 817-553-2184.