Simple Summertime Tips

Simple Summertime Tips

Summertime seasonal allergies begin in April and typically continue through October. The months of April and May are the blooming months for thousands of plants and flowers - tree pollen, mold, and mildew fills the air, especially in more humid areas.

A few simple home cleaning tips can help prevent those allergens from taking up residence in your home!

  1. Clean your vents: you can dust and clean the tops of the vents yourself and have a professional duct cleaner clean the inside of your ductwork.
  2. Dust: you want to thoroughly dust all surfaces, window sills, baseboards, ceiling fan blades, and even your plants (wiping the leaves down actually makes them healthier)!
  3. Vacuum: move your furniture to clean your carpets and rugs, going over each section a few times (you may want to clean out the brushes on the bottom of the vacuum cleaner to improve its performance).
  4. Clean your textiles: while bed sheets are cleaned fairly often, it's easy to forget about quilts, blankets, and pet beds that should be cleaned quarterly.
  5. Use baking soda: baking soda is regularly used to absorb odors, so set some out in various rooms throughout your home (try putting it in a decorative container)!
  6. Open the windows: open a window on each side of your house to promote a healthy breeze, which helps to clear stagnant air and push polluted air out.
  7. Use white vinegar: use white vinegar to clean your linoleum floors - it's a natural deodorizer!

For information on professional air duct cleaners or professional mold remediators, visit the AdvantaClean website.