If you suffer from allergies, no doubt you’re doing everything you can to prevent them from flaring up. However, the Daily Mail recently highlighted some common things in our homes that can make certain allergies worse.
At the top of the list was scented candles, with the news provider noting that cheap scented candles often contain synthetic fragrances and dyes that can irritate our respiratory system when they’re burned, making any allergies you’re suffering from a little worse.
Carpets are another culprit, but only if they’re not cleaned properly and regularly. It’s the dust mites that live in our carpets that tend to make allergies flare up, the news provider explained. Swapping from a high pile to a low pile carpet may help, while whatever carpet you have you should make sure you vacuum at least once a week.
It’s never a bad idea to pay for professional carpet cleaners in Liverpool to come and give your home a thorough clean every few months too.
Furniture can also provide a home for dust mites. If this is something you want to avoid, the news provider recommends choosing leather, metal or wood furniture as these materials don’t attract dust mites.
And you should make sure that you don’t neglect your bedding. Make sure you tumble-dry any already-dry sheets for ten minutes on a high heat to help kill any dust mites.
When you are doing your cleaning, make sure you’re not actually making things dirtier by mistake. Errors such as starting with your floors instead of dusting first, and using a mop to clean hard floors can mean that your home isn’t as clean as you might hope.