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Cleaning Tips to Allergy – Proof Your Apartment

June 19, 2020 | Apartment Living
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Spring has sprung, bringing with it the onslaught of seasonal allergy symptoms triggered by pollen floating through the air.  For some people, though, allergies are a year-round struggle.  If indoor allergens like dust, dander, mold, and more leave you with itchy eyes, sneezing, and respiratory distress, you need to go the extra mile to keep your apartment at The Lofts of Merchants Row clean and tidy, regardless of the season.  Here are a few tips to ensure spic-and-span luxury apartments in Detroit.

Tidy Up

Clutter can become a real problem for allergy sufferers, not only because it traps dust and dander, but because cleaning it can be so time consuming.  One of the best overall cleaning tips to allergy-proof a small space is to keep clutter to a minimum and maintain a high level of tidiness to make cleaning easier.

Proper Dusting

Pushing dust around won’t do you a lot of good – you need to trap it if you want to keep your allergy symptoms under control.  Look for dusting tools designed to trap and lock in dust as you go, or use a damp microfiber cloth for the most efficient dusting.

Upgrade Your Vacuum

Loft living includes a lot of open space, which is great for your psyche, but it could also mean that when dust gets kicked up, it spreads.  This is why you not only need to vacuum frequently, but you should consider upgrading to a model that offers options for all surfaces and features a HEPA filter.  In truth, it’s best to outfit your HVAC with HEPA filters, if possible, but having one in your vacuum can help to trap 99.9% of dust you suck up, as well as particles measuring 0.3 microns or larger (which includes most bacteria).

Wash Plush Items Frequently

First of all, you should keep plush furniture and carpeting to a minimum if you have severe allergies, as these surfaces attract far more dust and allergens than hard surfaces.  That said, you can’t completely eliminate textiles, so the next best option is to clean them frequently.

Linens like bedding and throw blankets should be washed weekly in hot water (to kill dust mites), while plush carpeting and furniture should be vacuumed at least once a week.  Don’t forget to clean window treatments like cloth blinds, shades, and drapes frequently to avoid buildup of dust and dander.

Protect Yourself

Cleaning Detroit luxury apartments can kick up some dust, and you don’t want to breathe it in and set off your allergies.  In addition, harsh chemical cleansers may exacerbate respiratory or skin issues.  Wearing a lightweight mask when you clean can help, as can using rubber gloves and even goggles, depending on how severe your allergies are.

It’s also a good idea to switch to green cleaning solvents.  Whether you opt for manufacturers like 7th Generation that tout natural cleaning products or you make your own with common household ingredients like baking soda, vinegar, and lemon juice, eliminating harsh chemicals with strong odors could make the cleaning process a little easier when you’re plagued by indoor allergies.

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