Common Allergens in Your Seattle Home

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What Allergens Are in Your Home?

Whether you are sitting inside during the cold winter or coming and going throughout the hot summer, allergens will make their way into your home and you better believe that you will quickly feel the symptoms. Allergens come in all forms and it is important that you understand which ones may be lurking around your home.

Below, we will go over some of the most common household allergens that trigger asthma and other allergies such as itchy eyes and runny noses.

1. Mold

Mold is one of the most common reasons why people experience allergies within the walls of their home. In fact, almost all homes have a little mold somewhere. Mold can be dangerous and life-threatening, if it is allowed to reproduce and take over in your home.

Mold can be found anywhere in the home, but is most likely in your bathroom or under your kitchen cabinets. In fact, did you know mold can form in your toilet too?

To prevent mold, you should keep your bathroom free from humidity, fix any broken pipes, and clean up any water that is left standing.

2. Dust Mites

These little suckers are hard to identify because you simply can't see them, but guess what? They are indeed there. These little mites are one of the most common reasons people experience allergies in their home.

Dust mites prefer to live on your couches, soft furniture, and bedding, but they can literally be anywhere within your home.

To prevent them, your home should be thoroughly cleaned on a regular basis and you should purchase allergen-free bedding and other materials to keep your nose and eyes free from irritation.

3. Pet Dandruff

You never want to have to face the reality that you may be allergic to your pets, but sometimes their dandruff is just enough of an irritant that it causes you some respiratory distress. The reason behind this is because the dandruff gets stuck in your carpet's fibers and you end up breathing it in on a regular basis.

To prevent this from happening, your carpets should be vacuumed and cleaned. Of course, vacuuming should occur every other day or so and carpet cleanings are recommended every six months.

4. Pests

If you have any pests running around in your home, your allergies may be acting up quite a bit. Cockroaches are a number one cause of this and are prevented with a complete top to bottom house cleaning and pest control services.

If you are worried that allergens are taking over in your home, call the professionals at Maid Complete today. We are your local Seattle residential house cleaners and can keep your home not only clean, but fresh smelling as well.

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