The fall season brings a lot of change to the common household. For most, that means a return to school, a change in work hours, and the potential for new illnesses. And then there’s the inconvenience of allergies. If you want to keep your family healthy, consider starting with some functional cleaning tips!

What are the most common kinds of allergies in the fall?

Fall allergens are different from spring and summer allergens, of course. Common fall allergens include ragweed and grass pollen (particularly that from Bermuda grass). It also can include mold from the decaying of rain-soaked leaves.

Cleaning tips for your best safety

To help prevent allergy attacks, make your home your safe space from allergens! These tips will help.

Clean your air filtration system

Whatever air filtration that you have in your home, clean it regularly in the fall season. Start by giving it a thorough cleaning at the beginning of fall, and then clean it every week. This will be your first line of defense since allergens are often transmitted through the air.

Dust regularly

Many don’t dust as often as they should, but it’s essential when keeping allergens out! Dust all of the common areas, including window sills and end tables, and don’t forget to do the bedrooms, too!

Change your sheets and towels

Sheets and towels should all be changed out for fresh ones often. The humidity of Texas can lock in bacteria, germs, and allergens into those soft surfaces. Change them out regularly and keep bathrooms and bedrooms free of unnecessary dirty laundry and its locked-in allergen potential!

Vacuum your carpets

Carpets are one of the surest spaces for allergens to get ground into and then spread throughout the house. You’ll want to vacuum your home thoroughly, especially if your family wears their shoes in the home regularly. You can do this once a week, but try to do it more frequently.

Disinfect common surfaces regularly

From light switches to countertops to computer keyboards to the fridge handle…disinfect it all with antibacterial wipes, sprays, and whatever else you can use. The more you disinfect those surfaces, the better chance you’ll have at keeping the allergens out!

Be thorough

From one of these tasks to the next, you’re going to want to be as thorough as possible. This is what will ensure that the germs that you’re killing are actually being removed, rather than just deposited on a new surface (i.e., your cleaning cloth or mop.)

Not only will this help prevent allergies from flaring up a lot, but it’ll also help ensure that you and your family all stay safe from illnesses like the common cold and the flu, which also tend to zigzag around from one household to the next this time of year.

A healthy home is a happy home, and these tips are going to help you make sure that you are creating as healthy and as happy a home as possible. While you can follow these tips year-round for great benefits, you’ll find them particularly helpful for the fall!

Don’t forget, DK’s Dustbusters offer many services, such as the above, to help you combat those dirty issues, from window and carpet cleaning, to deep cleaning services and the regular cleaning services to keep all of the above at bay, without you having to lift a finger. Let us Clean, for you and your family, or business.  Contact us at (281) 286-DUST (3878) or Get a Free Cleaning Quote Here.