Take A Stand With Stanley
“TAKE A STAND WITH STANLEY”
TIPS FOR A CLEANER HOME THIS SPRING FROM STANLEY STEEMER:
Avoid bringing the outdoors in- Don’t open windows on days when the pollen count is elevated. Remove outdoor shoes, coats, hats and clothing by the front door and take them directly to the laundry to avoid spreading allergens to surfaces like furniture and bedding. If you have a pet that spends time outside, wash them frequently to remove outdoor allergens from them as well.
- The bedroom is important- Place Certified allergen-barrier bedding on your mattresses and pillows. Wash your bedding at least once a week in 130+ degree hot water to kill mites and their eggs
- Dust hard surfaces- Use moist cloths or special dry dusters designed to trap and lock dust from hard or flat surfaces that rarely get cleaned, such as baseboards, door jambs, air duct vents, ceiling fan blades and Venetian blinds.
- Avoid harsh chemicals- Certain cleaning products can also contribute to airborne irritants, especially if they contain harsh chemicals, strong odors/scents or volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Also avoid “green” products with natural allergenic ingredients, such as lemon, coconut or tea-tree oils.
- Keep tabs on humidity levels- Keep household humidity below 50 percent. Fix leaks and cracks to reduce moisture where mold can prosper and mold is an asthma and allergy trigger. Look for cleaning products that help kill and prevent mold from returning. Run the air conditioning with a Certified Filter in humid weather to remove moisture from the air and trap allergens. Replace the filter every 60 to 90 days.
- Use a Certified vacuum– Vacuum floors, furniture and window treatments weekly. Certified vacuums have superior suction, high efficiency filtration, tight seams and good seals that prevent allergen particles from leaking out while you clean.
- Seek the help of Cleaning Professionals- If you are unable or unwilling to remove carpets and heavy rugs from your home, have a Certified Professional Steam Cleaning Service care for them 3-4 times a year.
- Many people with allergies stay indoors when outdoor air is full of pollen and spores. But dust mites, animal dander and even cockroaches can cause problems indoors. Eight out of 10 people in the United States are exposed to house dust mites, and six out of 10 are exposed to cat or dog dander. Cockroaches cause allergic reactions among people who live in the inner cities or southern parts of the United States.
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