Sometimes we get asked, “What’s the best way to clean the house for allergies and asthma?”
But partway through our explanation, the person interrupts. They say they don’t have time for all of that.
We understand. That’s why we created this quick guide about housekeeping for asthma and allergies.
We’ll cover the essentials to avoid asthma flareups and allergy attacks.
Let’s start with carpets as they can harbor a host of allergens.
Allergy-proof your home: carpet care
Your carpet is the perfect hideout for dust, pollen, dander, and dust mites. But the next four tips will ensure that your floor stays clean see you can breathe easy.
- First, are bagged vacuums better for allergies?
Our answer is an unequivocal yes. It’s completely worth the investment to get a bagged vacuum with a HEPA filter.
HEPA filters catch and trap nearly a hundred percent of the most common allergens.
But why bagged instead of bagless?
Think about when it’s time to empty the vacuum. Many of the best vacuums for carpet have a no-touch release to drop debris into the trash can. But wouldn’t you prefer that dirt to be contained within a ba, so there’s no dust cloud when it drops? Plus, with a bag, you don’t need to worry about sanitizing the debris cup.
- Second, what other features should I look for in a vacuum cleaner for allergies?
Most house cleaning specialists recommend reducing clutter to cut down on dust. A shag rug, or any plush carpet, if it’s not well-maintained, is a dust trap. Read More