As home cleaners, we know that a clean environment might ease seasonal allergy symptoms during the spring and summer months. Maybe you have heard that a HEPA filter vacuum could help you relieve seasonal allergies. Vacuum cleaners with high-quality filters work, and we tell you why in this blog post.
What causes allergies?
Allergies occur when your immune system reacts to a substance that generally would be harmless to humans. The allergy triggers are called allergens, and they could be food, medicine, dust, or other particles. People suffer from seasonal allergies because airborne particles like dust, pollen, or dust mites are more present in some months.
Cleaning your home is essential to reduce the number of seasonal allergens indoors. In Zephyr Cleaning Services, an important goal of our cleaning services is reducing indoor allergens. To achieve this, we use high-quality microfiber cloths and vacuum cleaners with sealed HEPA filtration. In fact, vacuum cleaners are crucial to improve your indoor air quality and prevent allergies. We tell you why below.
Do I need a vacuum cleaner with HEPA filters?
Vacuuming the carpets and other surfaces can reduce the number of allergens in your home. However, not every vacuum cleaner is capable of capturing small allergens. Some allergens are so small that vacuum cleaners just stir them up and contaminate your room further. To effectively reduce even the smaller particles, a vacuum cleaner needs to have HEPA filtration.
HEPA filter stands for “high-efficiency particulate air” filter. These types of filters are also used in HVAC systems and other air filters. A HEPA filter is capable of removing 99.97% of particles in a certain diameter. Having a vacuum cleaner with HEPA filtration is a guarantee that most allergens are trapped and taken out of your home.
Vacuuming your home to prevent allergies
Besides a high-quality vacuum cleaner with HEPA filtration, you need to clean and dust your home frequently to reduce allergens indoors. If you are ready to vacuum your home, check out these tips to get better results.
Use protective gear
You should be fine using a high-quality vacuum cleaner and microfiber cloths to capture allergens. However, dusting and vacuuming your home can stir up the same particles you are trying to clean. If you suffer from allergies, using a mask and eye protection can help you prevent itchy eyes and other symptoms.
Prepare your vacuum cleaner
Before starting, ensure the device’s bag isn’t full and check for debris trapped in the brushes. Also, many vacuum cleaners have multiple attachments you can use to reach every corner of your home. Be prepared and use the accessories to get the best results.
Dust from top to bottom
Many homeowners think about carpets when they think about vacuuming. However, allergens can be on any surface, and a quality device can help you clean them. Start with higher fixtures and furniture in your room. If your vacuum cleaner is not fit to clean a surface, use a microfiber cloth. Don’t forget to clean curtains, light fixtures, ceilings, window seals, furniture, and baseboards. Vacuuming the floor should be the last chore on your list.
We hope this information helps you achieve an allergen-free home! Remember that we offer our high-quality cleaning services to Hayden and its surroundings, so you don’t have to invest in costly cleaning tools. We use the best gear! Our vacuums have earned the Gold Seal of Approval/Green Label certification by the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI). Learn more about our home cleaning services on our website or contact us online for a free quote!