With spring in the air we can tend to forget that with the better weather also comes a host of allergens and irritants. What many people don’t realize however is that much of the pollution we suffer from can be caused by products found right in our own home.
In order to clear your home of pesky dust mites and other allergen causing problems, a good spring cleaning is always in order. Below are some great tips for ridding your Vancouver home or Vancouver condo of lurking allergens.
Chemical cleaners are actually some of the worst offenders. In an attempt to clean up your home you may inadvertently be brining in more problems.
Now that there are a variety of green cleaning products to choose from, it shouldn’t be too hard to switch from your regular cleaners. Green products are much less toxic to inhale and are much safer for you, your children and your pets. When in doubt look for products that carry a third-party certification of their green status.
Making your own cleaner is actually not that difficult. Choosing natural lemon juice, vinegar and water works wonders for many surfaces. Baking soda is great for scrubbing tough stains on countertops.
Not only should you watch out for toxic cleaning products, but if you are considering undertaking any renovations to your home you’ll also need to be aware of the importance of choosing VOC-free paints. VOC paints can off-gas for weeks or months and can really be irritating to allergy or asthma sufferers.
Plants in your home also help to purify the air. Choosing a high quality HEPA filter vacuum will also help to reduce allergens and dust.
When doing your spring cleaning or renovations, make sure to follow these tips and keep chemical allergens and environmental pollutants out of your home.