With cool overnights and mornings, you may be tempted to open the doors and windows to drop the temperatures in your home before having to switch on the AC. That’s a great idea, but what about that air you’re letting inside? It’s full of dust, pollen, and bacteria. How can HEPA filtration vacuums help you combat all the bad while still letting in the good?
The Bad Parts of “Fresh” Air
Who doesn’t love a cool, crisp morning? The air is chilled, and you might even need a light jacket while you take your morning walk. This is the kind of weather we live for in the Valley of the Sun.
But is that air all that fresh?
On your neighborhood stroll, you’ve no doubt seen pollen all over the ground. The world is in bloom around us, which can aggravate allergies. As the seasons change, pets shed more, adding to the allergy situation. And what about dust and bacteria in the air?
Unfortunately, the air you’re letting into your home through open windows and doors may be causing issues with sneezing, runny noses, and itchy eyes.
Ways to Reduce Tracking Allergens into Your Home
It would probably be hard to keep your home closed up year-round. We get it; we like our doors and windows open too! Thankfully, there are some things we can all do to minimize the allergens from making their way inside.
Welcome Mats at Entryways
We all enjoy a nice welcome mat at the front door. But did you know those little rugs do more than just look pretty? Every time anyone walks into your house, they’re bringing in whatever is attached to their shoes: dust, pollen, or dander. You can significantly reduce the tracking factor by using door mats at every entryway. Put one outside and then inside the door as well. The kind with bristle tops do a great job of trapping anything attached to shoes.
Go a step beyond (see what we did there?) and have everyone remove their shoes when they enter your home. The mats will trap any pollen or dust, and by keeping shoes at the door, you’ll avoid having any nasties traveling throughout your home.
The best way to get rid of dust and pollen is with regular cleaning. From wiping down furniture to sweeping and mopping, you’ll absolutely reduce allergens through cleaning. If you have carpet in your home, it acts as a great filter, but you need to clean that carpet often. And that’s where a HEPA filtration vacuum can make a big difference in keeping your home clean.
What Is a HEPA Filtration Vacuum?
HEPA stands for high-efficiency particulate air. Therefore, a HEPA filtration system in a vacuum traps dirt, pollen, and allergens you can’t see, in addition to those that you can. To be rated as HEPA filtration, the filter must trap at least 99.97% of particles. To put it plainly, not much is getting through these filters.
When you employ HEPA filtration in your home cleaning, you’ll see a marked difference in air quality. That’s just one reason why, at Carnation Home Cleaning, all of our vacuums include HEPA filters.
Start Your Regular Cleaning Schedule
There are things you can do around your home to help reduce allergens—during allergy season and year-round. One of the best you can do is clean your home regularly using a vacuum with HEPA filtration. But if you already have allergies, kicking up all that dust can kick up your issues as well! Why deal with that?
We have an idea: Outsource your regular home cleaning!
Carnation Home Cleaning is here and ready to put your home on a regular rotation, whether that’s weekly, biweekly, or monthly. We care about you and your family, and we only use the most environmentally friendly processes to keep your house clean.
Contact us now to learn more.