Sneezing more often? It’s that time of year again! Allergy season is upon us, which means being outdoors can get uncomfortable. It also means that pollen can easily creep inside our homes. The good news is that a little cleaning in each room can solve the problem. Here are a few expert cleaning tips you can start using now:

  
Bedroom. A third of our lives are spent in the bedroom, so it’s important to start there. Pollen, dust mites, and pet dander easily catch onto bedsheets, so make sure you wash them weekly. As for comforters – clean them at least once a month. Allergens collect on your flooring too, so mop hardwood floors weekly and regularly clean your carpets for a good night’s rest!

Bathroom.
Warmth and moisture combined create a moldy environment. While a hot shower may feel refreshing, it causes mildew to grow unless we clean frequently. Clean shower stalls and bathtubs weekly, and don’t forget the shower curtains too! Scrubbing away soap scum is the number one way to keep mold and allergens away. 

Kitchen.
Prevent allergens in the kitchen by making it a habit to clean a little bit each day, especially if you cook often! For starters, clean food and grease from your stove after each use and soak up spills immediately. Did you know insects can attract allergens? To avoid them, remove the trash daily and clean in and around the fridge. Last but not least, wash your floors weekly.

Living Area.
Between carpets, drapery, and furniture, there’s plenty of surfaces to vacuum. When you find that vacuum bags are about half way full, throw them away and replace with a new one. We recommend HEPA filtered vacuums or central vacuum systems that exhaust outside.

Believe it or not, a room with carpets and draperies has better air quality than hard surfaces because textiles act as a sink and hold contaminates until removed by cleaning. However, it’s important to always keep them fresh! Call the cleaning specialists at Triple S! We have three main plant locations:

Stamford Plant | 400 West Main Street
Norwalk Plant | 337 Westport Avenue
Stratford Plant | 1800 Stratford Avenue