How to Minimize Allergens in Your Home

By: Karli Willden

Summer is arguably one of the most anticipated seasons of the year. With great weather, summer vacation, and a large list of summer activities, it may be surprising there are actually those who dread summer. Why? Two words: Seasonal Allergies. According to, approximately 50 million Americans struggle with seasonal allergies, 30 percent of adults, and 40 percent children. If you or your family struggles with seasonal allergies, you may think there’s nothing you can do and it’s out of your control. Before you throw in the towel and accept that your summer is going to be completely miserable, learn what you can do to minimize your allergies this summer.

Hay Fever Symptoms

  • Frequent sneezing
  • Itchy eyes
  • Stuffy nose
  • Itchy Throat

Focus on Cleaning Indoors

Wouldn’t it be nice to have one place that is your “safe zone” from allergies? How about your home? Yes, it is possible, but it doesn’t happen on its own. Inside your home, there are allergy triggers which can set you off from the moment you wake up. Especially, if regular cleaning is not your forte, and your home has collected allergens of every kind. What you first must do is seek to remove these allergy triggers from your home as soon as you can. It might even mean hiring a local professional to do a deep cleaning.

Below are common allergens found in the everyday house, which need to be regularly removed:

  • Dust allergens
  • Pollen allergens
  • Mold allergens
  • Pet hair

Where to Start Cleaning

At home, every room collects dust, but some rooms might need more attention than others. Start with the rooms where there is a high traffic volume, where pets are allowed, or start with the rooms which haven’t been given much attention in the cleaning department. You know where your trouble areas are, but if not give us a call and we can help you find them.

Mold. If you have mold in your house, that should be your priority focus. Not only does it set off allergies, it can impact your respiratory health even if you don’t have allergies.

Dusting. If you know you have a dust problem at your house, then start dusting. Dust your furniture, dust your window sills, dust your baseboards, dust your fans, and everywhere else in between. You will be surprised how much you can remove by a quick dusting spree.

Vacuuming. Carpet regularly accumulates dust, dirt, food, and pet hair which can trigger your allergies anytime. Pull out the vacuum at least once or twice a week to remove these allergy triggers on a regular basis.

Carpet Cleaning. Deep inside the carpet are pollens and allergens which can be difficult to remove except through a carpet cleaning. Carpets should be cleaned at least once a year, but if you suffer from severe hay fever, it might be a good idea to increase the frequency.

Title/Grout Cleaning. Generally, you may not think title or grout cleaning as a high priority on your summer cleaning list, but it is equally important for your summer health and wellness.

Local Services at Tobin Cleaning and Restoration

  • Professional Carpet Cleaning
  • Tile & Grout Cleaning
  • Mold Cleaning & Restoration
  • Household Deep Cleaning

If you could use a little extra help minimizing the allergens in your home this summer, don’t hesitate to call in a professional. Give Tobin Cleaning and Restoration a call today at (208) 523-1080! We offer a wide range of cleaning and restoration services in Idaho Falls to help make your house allergy-proof. Enjoy the summer more fully, by minimizing the allergens in your home today!

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