By Brian Light
This article isn’t to suggest that wood blinds and mini blinds act as a cure for allergies. Not at all. However, installing wood or aluminum mini blinds can help reduce the amount of dust build-up that occurs in a home. The less dust and pollen that collects, the less allergies act up. As summer gets going, allergy sufferers often dread the stuffy nose, sneezing and other allergy symptoms. Changing a few furnishings can help with some of that.
While allergy triggers are released outdoors through plants and dirt carried along by the wind, they can accumulate in the home. Minute particles come to rest on fabric surfaces like couches, window treatments, blankets, clothes and more. By replacing fabric materials with woods, leather and plastic, it helps reduce the amount of dust and pollen that can collect there. Not only that, these surfaces is easy to clean with a quick wipe-down. The less particles floating around the house, the less likely people will be to suffer from allergies.
Because dust can trigger allergies, it’s crucial to vacuum and dust once a week. Furniture and blinds should be wiped down with a moist cloth or rag, or vacuumed. Aluminum mini-blinds can be taken off their mounting to be cleaned, whereas wood and faux wood window treatments can easily be cleaned on the wall.
Keeping windows closed will also help reduce allergic reactions. When the wind picks up in the spring and summer, all sorts of things blow in windows and find homes on all types of counters, tables, picture frames and other places. Insulating window treatments can block heat and dust from coming in through cracks.
Some places that are often overlooked in weekly cleanings are the TV screens, which have static properties that attract dust, heaps of clothing and material bed frames. If allergies are acting up, then twice a week cleaning might help.
If you do have fabric, try to vacuum surfaces or wash them about once a week. Bed sheets breed dust mites and should be changed at least once a week, then cleaned in scalding hot water that is over 130 degrees. Not all materials can go in the washing machine so be sure to read instructions before cleaning.
In homes, mold has also been known to cause allergic reactions. Therefore, getting into the corners in bathrooms and scrubbing grout can alleviate symptoms. If mold has grown in the walls or ceilings, then call the landlord, or have a professional come in as serious health problems can result.
Millions of Americans suffer from allergies. By keeping a clean home and substituting wood, plastic and metal window treatments or blinds, furniture and decorations, homes can be kept relatively dust free and allergy free.
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