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Clarkston MI Maid Services

Clarkston MI Maid Services – Clarkston Cleaning Services (248) 620-9410

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Allergy-proof your home

Don’t let pet, dust, mold or pollen allergies make you miserable in your own home. Room by room, you can take these steps to have an allergen-free abode. If you have hay fever or allergic asthma symptoms throughout the year, take a few steps to reduce allergens in your home. Here are some room-by-room suggestions.

Bedroom

  • Bed and bedding. Encase pillows, mattresses and box springs in dust-mite-proof covers. Wash sheets, pillowcases and blankets at least once a week in water heated to at least 130 F (54 C). Remove, wash or cover comforters. Replace wool or feather bedding with synthetic materials.
  • Flooring. Remove carpeting and use hardwood or linoleum flooring and washable area rugs. If that isn’t an option, use low-pile instead of high-pile carpeting and vacuum weekly with a vacuum cleaner that has a small-particle or high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter. Shampoo the carpet frequently.
  • Curtains and blinds. Use washable curtains made of plain cotton or synthetic fabric. Replace horizontal blinds with washable roller-type shades.
  • Windows. Close windows and rely on air conditioning during pollen season. Clean mold and condensation from window frames and sills. Use double-paned windows if you live in a cold climate.
  • Furnishings. Choose easy-to-clean chairs, dressers and nightstands made of leather, wood, metal or plastic. Avoid upholstered furniture.
  • Clutter. Remove items that collect dust, such as knickknacks, tabletop ornaments, books and magazines. Store children’s toys, games and stuffed animals in plastic bins.
  • Pets. If you can’t find a new home for your dog, cat or other furry pet, at least keep animals out of the bedroom. Bathing pets at least once a week may reduce the amount of allergen in the dander they shed.
  • Air filtration. Choose an air filter that has a small-particle or HEPA filter. Try adjusting your air filter so that it directs clean air toward your head when you sleep.

Living room

  • Flooring. Remove carpeting and use hardwood or linoleum flooring and washable area rugs. If that isn’t an option, use low-pile instead of high-pile carpeting and vacuum weekly with a vacuum cleaner that has a small-particle or high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter. Wash area rugs and floor mats weekly, and shampoo wall-to-wall carpets periodically.
  • Furniture. Consider replacing upholstered sofas and chairs with furniture made of leather, wood, metal or plastic.
  • Curtains and blinds. Use washable curtains made of plain cotton or synthetic fabric. Replace horizontal blinds with washable roller-type shades.
  • Windows. Close windows and rely on air conditioning during pollen season. Clean mold and condensation from window frames and sills. Use double-paned windows if you live in a cold climate.
  • Plants. Find a new home for potted plants or spread aquarium gravel over the dirt to help contain mold.
  • Pets. If you can’t find a new home for your dog or cat, consider keeping it outside if weather permits.
  • Fireplaces. Avoid the use of wood-burning fireplaces or stoves because smoke and gases can worsen respiratory allergies. Most natural gas fireplaces won’t cause this problem.

Kitchen

  • Stove. Install and use a vented exhaust fan to remove cooking fumes and reduce moisture. Most stove-top hoods simply filter cooking particulates without venting outside.
  • Sink. Wash dishes daily. Scrub the sink and faucets to remove mold and food debris.
  • Refrigerator. Wipe up excessive moisture to avoid mold growth. Discard moldy or out-of-date food. Regularly empty and clean the dripping pan and clean or replace moldy rubber seals around doors.
  • Cabinets and counters. Clean cabinets and countertops with detergent and water. Check under-sink cabinets for plumbing leaks. Store food — including pet food — in sealed containers.
  • Food waste. Place garbage in a can with an insect-proof lid and empty trash daily. Keeping the kitchen free of food crumbs will help reduce the chance that you’ll have rodents or cockroaches.

Bathroom

  • Ventilation. Install and use an exhaust fan to reduce moisture while taking baths or showers.
  • Floors. Remove carpeting and use tile, vinyl, wood or linoleum flooring. Use washable rugs.
  • Walls. Remove wallpaper and install tile, or paint the walls with mold-resistant enamel paint.
  • Shower and tub. Towel-dry the tub and enclosure after use. Scrub mold from the tub, shower and faucets with bleach. Clean or replace moldy shower curtains and bathmats.
  • Toilet and sink. Scrub mold from plumbing fixtures. Repair leaks.

Basement

  • Flooring. Remove moldy or water-damaged carpeting. If possible, use concrete, vinyl or linoleum flooring.
  • Furniture. Consider replacing upholstered sofas and chairs with furniture made of leather, wood, metal or plastic.
  • Foundation, windows and stairwells. Check for and repair any sources of leaks or water damage.
  • Air quality. Use a dehumidifier to reduce dampness, and clean it once a week.
  • Storage. Store collectibles and clothes in plastic storage bins.
  • Clothes dryer. Vent moisture outside.

Entire house

  • Temperature and humidity. Hot, humid houses are breeding grounds for dust mites and mold. Maintain the temperature between 68 F (20 C) and 72 F (22 C) and keep relative humidity no higher than 50 percent. Clean or replace small-particle filters in central heating and cooling systems and in room air conditioners at least once a month.
  • Pests. Control cockroaches and mice with inexpensive traps from the hardware store. If that’s not effective, hire a professional exterminator. To remove allergy-triggering insect and mouse residue, thoroughly vacuum carpeting and wash hard surfaces. To prevent re-infestation, seal cracks or other possible entryways.
  • Mold. Close doors and windows during warm weather and use air conditioning and dehumidifiers. Remove nonwashable contaminated materials such as carpeting. Clean washable material with a solution of 5 percent chlorine bleach, and wear a protective mask when cleaning away mold. Check the roof and ceilings for water leaks.
  • Weekly cleaning routine. Damp-mop wood or linoleum flooring and vacuum carpeting. Use a vacuum cleaner with a small-particle or a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter. Use a damp cloth to clean other surfaces, including the tops of doors, windowsills and window frames. If you have allergies, either wear a dust mask or get someone who doesn’t have allergies to do this job.
  • Smoking. Don’t allow smoking anywhere inside your house.

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What You Can Do: Steps to Reduce Exposure to Toxic Chemicals from Cleaning Products

Davisburg MI House Cleaning1. Make your own non-toxic cleaning products.
Simple and inexpensive ingredients like vinegar, baking soda and olive oil can be used in many different ways for effective cleaning.  Of course, you can add lavender or other essential oils to safely get the fresh smell you are looking for!

2. Use less toxic products.

-Avoid products marked “Danger” & “Poison,” and reduce your use of products marked “Caution.”

-Reduce your use of products containing Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), especially if you or someone in your home has asthma. Aerosol sprays, cleaners and disinfectants, moth repellents and air fresheners are likely to contain VOCs.

-Avoid chemicals that are linked to reproductive harm. Products that contain endocrine disrupting chemicals such as butoxyethanol and other glycol ethers include all-purpose cleaners, glass cleaners, tub/tile cleaners, degreasers, carpet cleaners, stain removers, floor strippers and cleaners, metal polishes, and oven cleaners. Products that contain APEs are found primarily in laundry detergents, multi-purpose cleaners, floor care products and carpet cleaners, non-chlorine sanitizers, toilet bowl cleaners and deodorizers. Look for products that use alcohol ethoxylates (sometimes listed as ethoxylated alcohols) instead.

-Look for products that have been certified by an independent institution such as Green Seal.

-Use fewer products. An all-purpose cleaner can handle a lot of cleaning jobs around the house. It is not necessary to have a different product for each room (bathroom cleaner, kitchen cleaner, etc.).

3. Buy products from manufacturers that disclose ingredients on the label.
If a product does not include ingredients on the label, call the customer service number on the product and ask the company to disclose the ingredients.

4. Encourage product manufacturers to replace toxic ingredients with safer alternatives.
Alternatives do exist for many of the chemicals of concern in cleaning products. If your favorite cleaning product contains a chemical of concern, call the manufacturer and let them know you would prefer they use an alternative chemical.

5. Never mix products.
Chemicals in cleaning products can have dangerous reactions with one another. For example, when bleach and ammonia are combined, this mixture creates deadly chloramines fumes!

6. Demand that government require companies to disclose product ingredients and replace toxic chemicals with safer alternatives.
Contact your congressional representative and ask them to support legislation that would require companies to disclose their product ingredients. Also ask them to support chemical policy reform.

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