Jul 14, 2023

3 Causes of Allergies in Homes (And How to Avoid Them)

3 Causes of Allergies in Homes (And How to Avoid Them)

Living with allergies can make us feel like our own home is against us! Luckily, by understanding the causes of our allergies and taking preventative measures, we can create a healthier and happier environment with minimal allergic reactions. Here are 3 common causes of allergies in homes and how you can avoid them.

1. Mould

Mould thrives in damp and poorly ventilated areas like bathrooms and kitchens. Tiny spores contained within the mould trigger allergic reactions, including coughing, sneezing, and other respiratory issues (sometimes as severe as full-blown asthma). To combat mould, invest in a reliable mould cleaner specifically designed to eliminate and prevent its growth. Regularly inspect areas prone to moisture and use the mould cleaner to remove any visible signs. If possible, try to create a more ventilated area by installing exhaust fans or opening windows.

2. Dust and fur

Pet fur and dust mites are super common and can be found in pretty much every home. Regular cleaning is crucial to keeping them at bay and helping to avoid allergic reactions like itchy eyes, runny nose and symptoms of asthma. Using a specialised glass cleaner with a lint-free cleaning cloth is one of the best ways to effectively collect dust and other particles from surfaces, reducing the risk of a reaction. Be sure not to miss infrequently used areas like the backs of shelves when you clean, to avoid dust and fur piling up where you don’t often see it (but where it can still affect allergies).

3. Harsh cleaning products

It sounds like it shouldn’t be the case, but the products that we often use to clean our homes can actually be what’s causing our allergies. Harsh chemicals found in quite a few cleaning products sold on supermarket shelves can irritate the respiratory system and trigger allergic reactions. Consider swapping out these products for eco-friendly alternatives like our Glassguard glass cleaning solutions. They are free from harsh chemicals and offer an eco-friendly clean without compromising on cleanliness.

Implementing these measures will not only help to reduce allergy symptoms for guests and residents but will lead to a cleaner, more comfortable home.