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Servicing Riverside County, CA
05/09/2018
The air we breathe can worsen allergy symptoms. We can’t do anything about it when we’re outside, except use medication. But at home, there are plenty of tricks we can try to reduce allergens.

Vanquish Allergens From Your Home

Find yourself sneezing more regularly? Maybe your eyes are watery, and your throat is scratchy. You’re probably part of the many Americans who suffer from allergies. Medicine can help relieve allergy symptoms, but that’s not enough. To live a healthier, allergy-free life, you need to remove irritants from your home. Daniel’s DKI has enlisted a few things you can do to eliminate allergens from your home and have clean breathing air.

Get Rid of Mold

Mold loves humidity, which is why some of the most common places you can find it are your bathroom, kitchen, and basement. Mold spores float in the air and exacerbate your allergies, cause sinus infections, and possibly skin irritation. Fortunately, there are several ways to prevent mold build up.  You should clean regularly and make sure that there’s no standing water collecting, try to keep the room well ventilated, and turn off that dehumidifier. If you find mold at home, try to use natural fungicides such as vinegar or tea tree oil to get rid of it. However, if your mold problem is too severe, you should let a professional deal with it. As part of their restoration services in Riverside County, Daniel’s DKI offers mold remediation and removal. You can contact them at (760) 320-2128 to learn all about their restoration services and how they can help you reduce allergens at home.

Vacuum Your Carpets Regularly

Although carpets have many health benefits, if you don’t vacuum and care for them regularly those benefits will go to waste, and your allergies will multiply. If you’re not willing to put in the work, it’s better for your health if you get rid of them. However, if you like your carpets, you can make your vacuuming experience more effective by updating your vacuum cleaner and following these easy vacuuming tips.
  • Vacuum heavily trafficked areas twice a week.
  • Get a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter.
  • Wear a mask when you’re vacuuming to avoid breathing in dust.
  • Don’t forget to vacuum your upholstery, drapes, and rugs too.
You should also have your carpets and upholstery professionally cleaned at least once a year. A pro can deep clean them to remove all the dust, pet hair, and pollen that might be stuck in there. Carpet cleaning is also part of Daniel’s DKI’s restoration services.

Go Green

Cleaning products often contain chemicals and toxins that can trigger allergies and intensify asthma symptoms. Instead, try to make your cleaning healthier by looking for green cleaning products containing natural or plant-based ingredients. Even better, try making your own cleaning products.

Get Some Houseplants

People who suffer from pollen allergies often think that houseplants will only worsen their allergies. But, some plants actually clean the air and trap pollen and other pollutants. Some of the best air-purifying plants you can get are Gerbera Daisies, Bamboo Palms, and Peace Lilies. Just remember to use a damp cloth to wipe dust from the leave

Wash Your Bedding and Upholstery

Bedding and soft furnishings can collect a lot of dust and provide a perfect home for dust mites. Wash your bedding weekly and soft furnishings around once a month to kill the mites. Maybe even consider getting mite-proof covers or your bed. For sofas or bigger upholstered furniture, call in an upholstery cleaner like Daniel’s DKI.

Deal With Pet Allergens

Many of us own pets. These four-legged creatures are part of our family, and they are also huge contributors to allergens in our homes. You don’t need to send your pet outside or away from your home to reduce your allergies. There are a few measures you can take such as designating a “no pets allowed” area in your house, vacuuming regularly, and try to limit your pet’s contact with soft furnishings. You can also invest in a HEPA filter to clear pet allergens from the air. Lastly, try to bathe your pet regularly.

Replace the Air Filters

Replacing the air filter in your heating and cooling system is not that tough. All you need to do is simply follow the manufacturer’s instructions on how to do it and how frequently to do it. You can also get an air purifier with a HEPA filter to clean your inside air. Don’t forget to close windows and doors when you’re using it.

Daniel’s DKI Restoration Services Can Help Keep Your Home Healthier

If you’re looking for someone to help you with your mold problem or who can clean your carpets and upholstery in Riverside County, look no further than Daniel’s DKI. Their restoration services include those things and more. Talk to them by calling (760) 320-2128 and learn all about their restoration services and how they can help you reduce allergens at home.