Every day we spend more than 90 percent of our time indoors bombarded by contaminants and allergens, such as dust mites, animal dander, mold, mildew and insect debris.
Try to prevent as many allergens and contaminants as possible from causing havoc in your home by following these preventative maintenance techniques provided by The Maids of OKC.
1. Vacuums can make all the difference. Use a vacuum with a HEPA filtration system weekly. HEPA filters can capture up to 99 percent of all dust and allergens. Don’t forget to vacuum upholstered furniture too and consider changing out carpeting for hard surface flooring, which captures fewer allergens and can be damp washed to eliminate dust and dander.
2. Clean and change your air conditioner and furnace filters according to the manufacturer’s directions. Mold thrives in cooling systems and pollen gets trapped in the filters.
3. Avoid those old-fashioned feather dusters, which are great for doing one thing – stirring up dust and allergens and putting them into the air you breathe. Dust regularly with a damp microfiber cloth. Wipe walls and mini-blinds with a damp cloth and vacuum draperies, window sills, baseboards and ledges often.
The Maids of OKC provides superior customer service and a premium clean for every customer. It's also the cleaning service of choice for Mr. Clean! Visit www.maids.com or call 405-400-0600,
Article by Donald Lee
Photography by Provided
Originally published in OKC City Lifestyle