It’s been long known that asthma and allergies are triggered by irritants and allergens in the air we breathe, even the air in our homes.
These airborne allergens include pollen, dust, mold spores and pet dander, all of which can collect in our carpets, rugs, furniture and other places across our homes.
Wondering what type of cleaning services can alleviate your asthma and allergy symptoms? Here’s what the experts recommend.
Home Air Quality Testing
Knowing what exactly is in your home’s air is vital to keeping your home free of the most harmful irritants.
Whether you’ve just moved in, or have lived in your current home for years and years, we highly recommend air quality testing. Allergens can build up where you least expect them, and they can be much worse than you think.
Air quality testing will find exactly what is causing your allergic and asthmatic symptoms so we will know exactly where to look to remove allergens from your home.
Regular Weekly Cleaning
Weekly cleaning goes a long way in relieving a lot of those harsh allergy and asthma symptoms. Before you start your regular cleaning routine of dusting and vacuuming, be sure that you wear a mask.
As you dust your shelves, desks and chairs, allergens are bound to flee and disperse across your home’s air. To ensure that you limit your exposure to these harmful allergens, wear a mask while you clean.
Once you’ve finished cleaning your home, we often recommend leaving your home for a few hours and using an air purifier if possible. This will also greatly limit your exposure to the allergens in the air.
Mattress Sanitation and Upholstery Cleaning
As humans, we spend nearly a third of our lives sleeping. Whether that’s on your bed, sofa or recliner, your bed and home furniture is bound to collect allergens over time.
Dust mites are the main reason reason you should clean your mattress and furniture regularly, they’re a prime location for these microscopic bugs that feed on dead skin cells.
Professional cleaners often offer mattress sanitation and upholstery cleaning alongside one another as they’re both very similar.
Rug & Carpet Cleaning
Carpets provide a plush feeling and add a touch of comfort in rooms all across your home. Over time however, carpets begin to collect and trap substantial amounts of dust, dirt and allergens.
Even if you vacuum on a regular basis, there’s only so much you can clean with a regular home vacuum. That’s why we recommend professional carpet cleaning for those with severe asthma and allergies.
Professional carpet cleaning is much more thorough as they have the right training, skills and gear to clean even the dirtiest carpets.
Air Duct Cleaning
Cleaning your home’s ducts is another useful cleaning service that homeowners tend to forget about.
Getting your air ducts professionally cleaned not only promotes healthy living for you and your family, they also increase your HVAC system’s efficiency.
In the long run, this means that duct cleaning is not only good for your health, but also good for your wallet. Now, who doesn’t like to save money?
Are your air ducts and air vents filthy? Go have a look! It can be quite surprising just how much can pile up over time.
Mold Testing & Mold Removal
While your symptoms are likely a result from filthy carpets, dirty ducts and surface pet dander, asthmatic and allergic reactions are also a common side effect of mold.
If you suspect that mold is to blame for your allergy symptoms, contact your local mold removal and air quality testing professionals. Mold is extremely harmful to your health if breathed in and should be remediated and removed immediately.
Professional Air Quality Testing & Deep Cleaning in Ottawa
If you or a family member suffers from severe asthma or allergy symptoms in your Ottawa home, get in touch with Enviropure Home Services.
As the local deep cleaning professionals, we have the proper equipment and knowledge to carefully investigate and thoroughly clean your home of allergens and irritants.
Get in touch with us today to get your free, no-obligation quote.