5 Tips To Combat Indoor Allergies

Spring is one the most beautiful seasons of the year, but for many of us, that beauty has a price. More than 50 million Americans suffer from some type of allergy. Allergy symptoms from a simple runny nose, to a head pounding headache. We don’t have much choice in avoiding allergies outside of our home. Inside our home is a different story, we will list five ways to help you leave the allergies at the front door!

Controlling Dust

Dusting your home is the number one way to keep allergens from accumulating in your home. First, let’s gear up, cleaning isn’t the most people’s idea of a good time, so don’t make it worse by not protecting yourself against allergens. A simple dust mask and a pair of rubber gloves, and a damp rag or towel are all you will need. It is important to use a damp rag otherwise you’ll just be reintroducing the dust back into your home’s airflow. Pay special attention to cluttered areas as these areas are typically cleaned less often.

Change Your Furnace Filter

This one is huge! Regularly changing your furnace filter offers a lot of benefits. Not only will it keep dust and allergens down, but also helps to extend the life of your heating and cooling system. When it comes to furnace filters, you get what you pay for. While a HEPA rated filter may cost a bit more, the benefits are worth the few extra dollars. If you really want to keep the dust and allergens at bay, look for electrostatic filters. Electrostatic filters are among the most effective filters besides a built-in mechanical furnace filter.

Vacuum At Least Twice A Week

Before you fire up the vacuum make sure its filter is in good working order so that you aren’t adding extra dust to your home’s air. Pay special attention to areas that have a lot of traffic as well as areas behind or underneath furniture. When it comes time to empty your vacuum don’t empty the dirt into a trash can in your home, instead take it outside and dump it into your trash bin.

Keep Humidity Low

This tip not only helps you keep the dust down but also helps you maintain a cool comfortable home throughout the hot summer months. Most homes today have a moisture control device attached right to the furnace. To see if your home has such a device, the first place you’re going to want to look is at your thermostat. If your thermostat has a humidity level setting, you’re golden. Simply run a bit of trial and error until you get to a comfortable humidity level. If your thermostat does not have a humidity setting its time to head to the basement. Take a look at your furnace, humidity control devices are typically mounted at eye level or higher. On the device, you will see a dial or digital control panel that allows you to change the humidity levels. You want to shoot for a level between 30 – 40 percent.

Keep The Bad Air Out

This one is as simple as keeping your windows and doors closed. We all love to have our homes filled with nice fresh Spring or Summer air, but for those of us with allergies, this is a no-no. This doesn’t mean that you can never enjoy the fresh air. Many weather services offer allergy levels for any given day. Simply limit your home’s exposure by only leaving your windows and doors open on days when allergens are low. This way, you’ll be able to enjoy the fresh air without risking you or your families health.

That’s It!

See, that wasn’t too much work, was it? While these tips won’t completely remove all dust or allergens, you can rest assured that you have improved your home’s air dramatically! At Anabel’s Cleaning Service, the health of you and your family is very important to us. That’s why our highly skilled cleaners take their time to make sure your home or office is spotless!

If you’re looking to keep your home allergy free this year, give us a call! Our Roscoe, IL office (815) 623-2964 or our Naperville, IL office (331) 229-3185 or book online https://anabelscleaning.com/online-booking/

 

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Hello Naperville Neighbors

Hello, neighbors! As a new member of your community, we would like to tell you a bit about ourselves. In March 2011, Anabel’s Cleaning service was created by a husband and wife team, our goal was to provide excellent service and great customer care. Once we opened up, our business grew quickly. Word of mouth was spreading about our business. Since then, we haven’t looked back and our mission to be the best cleaning service in the area began. Our goal is to be the cleaning service Naperville can trust!

Now, we are on our second venture, creating another excellent cleaning service location in Naperville, Illinois. We believe in strong community ties, we love to support the local community. Anabel’s Cleaning Service is committed to bringing quality service to all residential and commercial clients in the Naperville area!

What Sets Us Apart

Anabel’s Cleaning Service of Naperville offers cleaning solutions for your entire home or office. Anabel’s offers competitive pricing without sacrificing quality and customer care. We also believe in cleaning responsibly, you won’t see us using any harsh or environmentally harmful chemicals. Anabel’s also offers several à la carte cleaning options to help you spend more time relaxing at home rather than cleaning.  There’s nothing like coming home from a hard day at work to a fresh and clean home!

Give Us A Try Naperville

Anabel’s Cleaning Service has a fantastic reputation with our current and past clients. We look forward to building new client relationships in the Naperville area. Whether you’re a homeowner, realtor, office manager, or property manager, Anabel’s Cleaning Service of Naperville is the cleaning solution you need!

If you are currently looking for a residential or commercial cleaning company, or are unhappy with your current cleaning company, give us a call! (331) 229-3185 or Book Online https://anabelscleaning.com/online-booking/ or stop by and see us at 600 Industrial Dr. Ste 101a, Naperville, IL 60563

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3 Tips to Keep a Kid Safe Home

You’re texting, cooking, cleaning, and laundering. You’re changing diapers, fixing breakfast, and picking up your kids at daycare. Your days get hectic and your schedules are full.

You may not think an extra second about that cleaning product bottle or container that’s still open or unsecured. Yet it only takes a second – one distraction, one step into the other room – for an accident to happen, for a child to get a hold of something not meant for them.

The American Cleaning Institute reminds parents and caregivers to keep all cleaning products up and away from children.

Be aware. Be alert. And help keep your family safe. Here are a few helpful reminders for moms and dads to help you keep your children safe:

Store products properly

Make sure your cleaning products are stored away from food and not accessible to your children or pets. They should also be stored in their original container and the labels intact. Your products should be properly closed, and never left in an open bucket.

Clean up spills immediately

Its is important that if you happen to spill any cleaning products, you clean them immediately. It only takes a moment for your child to get into that mess and be in harms way.

Insure your child is properly attended to

If you have to focus on some intense cleaning, it is critical that you child is attended to. It can be hard to focus on cleaning and house repair tasks, while keeping an eye on young children. Maybe save your cleaning for when someone is home with you – or hire a cleaner or a babysitter to cover duties for you.

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Here is another great list of safety tips for the American Cleaning Institute: http://www.cleaninginstitute.org/HomeSafety/