How to Allergen-Proof Homes When Cleaning

With spring in the air, it seems like the landscape is covered in gold dust... oh wait, that's pollen! Achoo!


Pollen isn't the only allergen that might be in your home. Dust mites, mold spores and hay fever allergens are also lurking. Simply dusting sometimes make the situation worse as it may disperse dust and allergens into the air, which can lead to asthma-like symptoms.

Use Zep Commercial Anti-Bacterial Disinfectant and Cleaner with Lemon to keep bathrooms, windows and other surfaces free of any pollen spores or dust mites. It kills 99.9% of bacteria, including the influenza virus.

  • Wash sheets once a week in 130 degree water in order to kill dust mites who may have taken up residence.
  • Vacuum weekly with a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter to make sure the carpet is clean and allergy-free.
  • After doing a deep grout clean, towel-dry the tub and enclosure after each use to leave no moisture that could become mold.
  • Install and use a vented exhaust fan. This also keeps the bathroom clean and moisture-free.
  • Choose an air filter with a small-particle or HEPA filter to ensure that pollen and allergens aren't being redistributed through the air conditioning system.

Tell us in the comments tips you use to keep your home pollen free.

For more tips, check out this article from Mayo Clinic.


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