Spring cleaning should be more than getting rid an old set of golf clubs sitting in the garage or sifting through the closet to toss out old clothes and shoes. Why not make your indoor environment springtime-ready with clean air, a balanced moisture level, and a home free of dust mites. With a few changes in the cleaning routine, you can make your home an oasis of healthy living for this spring and all the seasons to come.
Out with the Old: Chemicals
Chemical-free cleaning is the way of the future. Imagine cleaning with tap water and no harsh chemicals, with results that are deeper and longer-lasting? It’s possible and it can happen when you use dry vapor to steam clean the dirt, dust, and pollutants from your home.
Did you know steam cleaners can even clean your home of dust mites? They can also clean furniture, hard surfaces, bathrooms, kitchens, toys, tile floors, and much more. Dry steam cleans and sanitizes at the same time, without leaving any dampness behind.
These machines are great for allergy control. As mentioned, they can easily combat dust mite problems, but they are also excellent at addressing many other allergens. Steam cleaners help to eliminate pet dander, pollen, dust, and bacteria from many surfaces in your home, reaching places that are not easily accessible by other forms of cleaning. And unlike harsh chemical cleaners that can aggravate your allergies and respiratory system, using steam to clean is safe and undamaging to you, your home, or your pets. So out with all those stock piles of chemicals that only mask the problem, and upgrade to a steam cleaner that can tackle all your cleaning jobs.
For buying advice and additional information about steam cleaners, read our Steam Cleaner Buying Guide and our article Common Questions About Cleaning with Steam Vapor.
Get Rid of the Dust Mites and Germs
Did you know that most of our beds are full of millions of living creatures? That is a truly scary and unpleasant thought. Our beds have been taken over by dust mites. Though you can temporarily clean these critters from your bed, to truly keep them out of your mattress, sheets, and bedding, you need to invest in hypoallergenic bedding. Unlike ordinary bedding, hypoallergenic bedding is specially designed with a tighter fabric weave to be allergen resistant, particularly to dust mites. Changing to this type of bedding will provide relief from dust mites and many other allergen triggers, allowing you to rest easy. Sometimes simple cleaning isn’t enough. Sure you can wash your current bedding weekly, which will help to keep the dust mite population down, but without changing to a hypoallergenic fabric, the dust mites will continue to live and thrive under your sheets.
Allergy bedding has come a long way over the years, offering not only allergen protection but also luxury. Children’s bedding is also available, so no one in your family need be left in the company of bed bugs.
Clean the Air You Breathe
Spring cleaning, especially in the wake of allergy season, means taking control of the quality of air you breathe. Research has shown that an air purifier is the number one recommended investment to keep your indoor air quality its purest. Air purifiers, also known as air cleaners, have long been recommended by allergists and respiratory therapists for their ability to minimize pollutants in your home.
In general, air purifiers clean the air in one of three ways: by collecting particles in filters (either mechanical or electronic), by creating an ionic (static) charge to attract particles onto a collection plate, or through some combination of these methods. Many air purifiers can trap both small and large particles, and HEPA filtering systems can trap up to 99.97% of particles 0.3 microns and larger. Based on the model you choose, an air cleaner can combat pollen, dust, dust mites, chemicals, pet dander, mold, smoke, formaldehyde, and many other pollutants. These machines come in a variety of styles, designs, and sizes to fit your specific needs. Many are specially designed for the needs of allergy-sufferers.
For more information on the how to pick an air purifier that best suits your needs read our Air Purifier Buyer’s Guide and our article 5 Things To Consider When Buying an Air Purifier.
Spring Cleaning to Last All Year
The spring cleaning methods suggested are changes to your normal routine, which means you will see the results. Trading chemical cleaners for a steam cleaner, regular bedding for allergy bedding, and investing in an air purifier are just some of the many ways you can improve your indoor environment immediately and for years to come. At Sylvane, we want to help you maintain a healthy and clean home, so this spring try a new method of cleaning. We believe the positive results will speak for themselves.
Still Have Questions?
For more information on specific air treatment products that can improve your indoor environment, review our extensive product listings and visit our Knowledge Center. Not sure what’s best for you–we can take the guess-work out of decision making, contact our product experts toll free at 1 (800) 934-9194. Our goal is to make your indoor environment a healthy one.