Cleaning itself involves a lot of dusting, which heightens the allergic reaction. Allergies not only account to the outdoor pollutants like pollen and increased global warming gasses but it also significantly accounts to the indoor contaminants. Indoor cleaning is highly important and requires our attention because home is where we live most of the time.
Here are five easy steps that will help you in containing your allergies while cleaning!
1.Gloves and Mask
Protect yourself with gloves and a mask to avoid direct contact with dust and molds. The dust and molds accumulated inside the home have high amounts of allergens. They directly reach your eyes, nose, and mouth, causing continuous sneezes or eye irritation by the end of the cleaning process. To avoid such a case, safeguard yourself with gloves and a mask, which prevents immediate contact with these allergens.
2.Avoid substances like ammonia, sodium hypochlorite.
All the synthetic cleaning products have high amounts of ammonia, formaldehyde, and sodium hypochlorite compounds. These compounds trigger various kinds of allergic reactions that result in eye or skin irritation, sneezes, etc. Thus, always check the labels of your cleaning products and avoid ones with these compounds.
3.Choose chemical-free and natural cleaner
Finding a pure and chemical-free detergent is such a tedious and time-consuming task. Even if you do so, the hidden ingredients from labels are inevitable. Thus, preparing a cleaner that is natural, organic, and chemical-free is highly recommended.
4.Choose a multipurpose cleaner
Choose a multipurpose cleaner for the entire house to avoid multiple allergens gathering up indoors. We usually use multiple cleaning products for various applications indoors. This usage will make it very difficult to identify the sensitivity agents. To avoid such a scenario, utilize a multipurpose cleaner. This all-purpose cleaner can be used for doorknobs, floors, glassware, kitchen and home appliances, and tiles. One solution for many of your cleaning and allergy issues!
Leave indoors for a while after a monthly or quarterly deep cleaning. Deep cleaning the home every once in a month or a quarter will help you get rid of the piled up dust and molds in the hidden corners. However, deep cleaning stirs up a lot of allergens and pollen into the air. These, when inhaled, reach the respiratory tracts, which results in sneezing and coughing. Spend some time in your yard or terrace after the deep cleaning.
It may take a few hours for all the particles to settle down to normal. Follow the precautions mentioned above during the cleaning ordeal of your home from now on.