- Mold, a common allergy trigger, can grow anywhere
in your home where moisture is present. Look for cleaning products that help kill and prevent mold
from returning. Also, keep household humidity below 50 percent and fix leaky pipes and cracks to reduce standing puddles of moisture where mold can prosper.
Cleaning the Right Way to Remove Allergens
For those affected by eczema, things such as dust, pet dander, mold, and/or cleaning products can be triggers.
When you’re done with spring-cleaning, you may assume you’ve eliminated any allergy triggers that were lurking in your home. But the truth is, if you don’t clean the right way, you might be making the problem worse.
More than 30 million Americans have some form of eczema, 40 million are living with allergies, and 25 million have asthma. If your cleaning routine doesn’t specifically focus on allergen removal, you may be only moving dust around, sending allergens and irritating cleaning chemicals into the air, which can affect allergy and asthma symptoms. To maximize your cleaning efforts to reduce allergens, consider these simple tips from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America’s (AAFA) asthma & allergy friendly™ Certification Program.
- Dusting effectively will help reduce allergens in your home. Use moist cloths or special dry dusters designed to trap and lock dust from hard and soft surfaces.