Spring may be an exciting time for those who love the warmer seasons but for some, it means dealing with hay fever. Experiencing the symptoms of hay fever such as sneezing and itchy eyes can affect your quality of living.
On the other hand, there is a way you can start to enjoy spring by simply preparing your home and family for the change in season. Keep reading to find out how to improve the quality of the air in your home and the benefits of spring cleaning.
Improving Your Home’s Air Quality
Dust, pet dander and pollen can cause the symptoms of hay fever. Breathing in these allergens can cause sinus congestion, a runny nose and sneezing. Fortunately, there are high-quality air purifiers on the market that will help improve the quality of the air in your home.
An air purifier is a small unit that filters your air by removing dust, pollen and other types of allergens from the air. There are even air purifying units that can eliminate the human Coronavirus.
What’s more, air purifiers can minimise asthma symptoms because it filters out airborne bacteria and harmful viruses.
Spring Clean Your House
Maintaining your home is crucial to prevent pest infestations, mould growth and dust build-up. But sometimes you may not realise all the dirt build-up in crevices, corners and in areas you don’t see regularly. Here’s how to spring clean your home:
- Wash windows: During winter dirt and grime can build up on the inside and outside of your windows. Use a window detergent and a squeegee to remove dirt on the inside and outside of your windows.
- Wash carpets: You should deep clean your carpets once every year to remove dirt that’s trapped deep in the carpet fibres. Use an industrial carpet cleaner with the proper detergent to clean your floors.
- Remove mould: The most common place where mould is found is under taps and in corners of bathrooms. Pour a cup of white vinegar into a bucket of warm water and then use a cloth or scrubbing brush to wash away the mould growth.
- Clean grouting: Have you looked at your grouting lately? If the spaces between your tiles are black then it’s time to scrub them clean. You can use a grout cleaner or bleach to remove grime in between your tiles.
Keep Your Animals Clean and Fresh
Pet dander is another cause of hay fever. Sometimes pets roll around outside so pollen and dust will stick to their fur. It’s important to wash your pet’s regularly with organic shampoos to keep them clean and to ensure you don’t suffer from unwanted allergies.
Spring is an exciting time of year because it symbolises new beginnings. It’s a chance for you to get rid of what no longer serves you and prepare yourself for a brand new journey. Follow this guide to help keep your family healthy and safe this spring.