Indoor Allergy Week runs from 14th November to 20th November. As the new research from charity Allergy UK shows, “home fever” is on the increase, with an estimate of over 12 million people in the UK allergic to their own homes.
The common symptoms of “home fever” or indoor allergy is a runny nose and sneezing, easily mistaken for a flu or cold.
As the research says dust mites, mould and pets are the major cause of allergic reactions. But over 35% of allergy sufferers react also to chemicals in cleaning products.
With these results, it is even clearer the need for a clean home. The work a professional cleaner can do at your home is invaluable and will put your mind at ease leaving your house free of any allergens, but here are some easy to follow tips to avoid any allergy reaction:
– Dust regularly with a damp cloth.
-Ventilate your home every day, at least for 10 minutes.
– Wash bed linen once a week at 60C.
– Buy new pillows every year.
– Replace your mattress every 8/10 years.
– Hoover your carpet regularly and steam clean it once or twice a year.
Are you an allergy sufferer? Check http://www.allergyuk.org/ for more advice.