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Spring Clean Your Allergens!

Spring has sprung and so have your allergies.  For allergy sufferers, spring can be the worst season to clean the home.  If your allergies are causing sneezing, sniffling, itchy and watery eyes, the last thing you want to expose yourself to are more allergy triggers like particles and pests.

What can you do to reduce these allergies?  A thorough green spring cleaning!  It can actually reduce symptoms, especially if you are allergic to things that thrive in an unclean house, like dust mites, mold and animal dander.

To rid your home of allergens for good, first know what you are allergic to so you are better prepared to tackle cleaning tasks that stir them up. 

To get rid of dust mites that might be lurking in your bed sheets, wash your bed linens in 130 degree water weekly.  The hot water will kill the mites.  Remember to wash the decorative pillows and stuffed animals in hot water every 1-2 weeks.

Try not to dust with cotton cloths because they can spread particles around on surfaces which sends them back into the air.  Use microfiber cloths instead.  They trap dust and remove dust mite allergen that accumulates on hard surfaces.

Buy a vacuum cleaner with a hard-shell container or a bag vacuum with a HEPA filter.  HEPA filters prevent smaller particles from blowing back out.

To remove bathroom mold, use a solution of borax and water.

Spring cleaning a house from top to bottom is a big job.  If you are not up to the task of cleaning because of your allergies, hire someone to do your spring cleaning.  Maid Brigade house cleaning services can clean your house in a couple of hours!

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