Tips for Keeping Your House Non-Allergenic
Because most bacteria proliferate in kitchens, depending on how clean the area is kept, it’s very important to disinfect all surfaces daily.
Even though you may not notice it, every day you are feeding millions of mites that hide in different areas of your house. They’re responsible for unleashing a lot of allergic reactions that could affect one’s health.
This explains why so many families nowadays regularly suffer from rhinitis, dermatitis or allergic asthma, and so much more.
Eating in bed or on furniture, not keeping things tidy, and waiting weeks to dust are all common ways to feed these tiny bugs, which can easily spread in different environments.
That’s why it’s so important to pay attention to cleanliness throughout the entire house, and to find non-allergenic ways to prevent disease. Do you know how?
Caring for your room
Beds are some of mites’ favorite places because they have the perfect environment to survive and easily spread.
Sweat, heat, and small skin flakes create the perfect environment for developing the most common types of allergies.
To reduce this risk, it’s best to use 100% cotton bed sheets. These need to be washed every week with hot water (60 degrees C).
Pillows, quilts and bedspreads can be washed every 6 months, but it’s a good idea to shake them out every day and hang them in a well ventilated area.
Avoid letting your pets go into your room. They carry mites and shed hair which could create sensitivities in individuals with allergy problems.
Caring for your kitchen
This room needs special attention because different pathogens can also appear, along with the mites. This is where moisture, heat, and food remnants become concentrated, which make the perfect place for these critters to spread.
To prevent heat and moisture, cook with your pots covered. This will reduce steam.
Whenever possible, have some way to ventilate the area to move air around and to reduce condensation that forms when various substances accumulate.
After washing plates, make sure to dry them before storing them away. It’s also important that you seal all food in hermetically sealed jars, preferably glass.
Counter tops, the floor, walls, and any other kitchen surfaces, must be disinfected every day to get rid of bacteria and to prevent cockroaches or ants from invading.
Both the shower and the toilet accumulate moisture which, over a few days, will become dirty and create the perfect home for germs.
To prevent this moisture from spreading to other areas of the house, make sure to keep the door closed and use floor mats. Wash these mats regularly because when they absorb water, for obvious reasons, they too will create a bad environment.
After using the bathroom it’s best to dry all the surfaces well. This will prevent mold from forming, and cockroaches from entering. When washing these areas, it’s a good idea to use natural ingredients, like vinegar and lemon, rather than conventional detergents.
The living room
When not cleaned regularly to eliminate dust and other environmental factors, this family room can hold concentrations of mites and other microorganisms.
Things to think about for this part of the house are:
- Type of flooring.
- Soft or cushion coverings.
The floor needs to be cleaned daily because this is where a large amount of dirt and general filth accumulates.
Cushions can be covered with cotton sheets for easy, regular washing. Or, you could also use a special cover.
One good option is to choose leather furniture because this type of furniture is the easiest to clean.
All decorations or living room areas need to be dusted at least 3 times a week in order to eliminate dust and pollen.
Pets should not get up on furniture, and if possible, they should be kept away from the living area. If suffering from frequent allergies, it’s best to see a doctor before making the decision to have a pet in the house.