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Control Indoor Allergens With Professional Cleaning Services

18-Feb-2015
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Many of us will have experienced a mild allergic reaction at some point in our lives. These are caused by allergens – whether it be an adverse reaction to grass and pollen (hay fever), animal dander (like dandruff but from animals), or substances found in foods or dust mites. If you’re looking for cleaning services in London, that can reduce the effects of allergies in your office, Julius Rutherfoord’s specialists can help.

What Are Dust Mite Allergens And How Can Cleaning Services In London Help To Control Them?

Dust! That pesky layer of dust that accumulates on the top of, in-between and inside objects and surfaces around the office, in schools, the car, and practically everywhere, can stir up more trouble than you thought! Indoor dust consists of many things, from bits of sand to specks of dirt, but it will also contain bits of dry skin too.

Dust mites are microscopic creatures (relatives of the spider) that thrive in warm, humid environments, making offices, schools and homes ideal places for them to live.You’ll find them on mattresses, carpets, upholstered furniture, curtains and the like, and whilst many of us can live in harmony with dust mites (they don’t bite or sting), some people can be sensitive to them and they can trigger asthma, aggravate eczema, and even cause mild and severe allergic reactions in others.

Symptoms can include sneezing, feeling itchy, a runny or stuffy nose, red, itchy or teary eyes, a feeling of tightness in the chest, coughing and shortness of breath.

In public places such as schools and offices, where there is a high volume of traffic, it’s worthwhile following these tips to minimise the risk of an allergic reaction:

  • Have as little upholstered furniture as possible. Invest in plastic or wooden chairs, for instance.
  • Replace wall-to-wall carpets with bare floors (linoleum, tile or wood) and replace curtains with roller blinds that can be easily dusted daily.
  • Remove dust with a damp cloth or mop – avoid dry cloths as these will just stir up dust mite allergens.
  • Vacuum regularly
  • Dust mites hate dry and cold air, so try to minimise humidity by airing rooms every day (avoid using an air humidifier, which will only make matters worse).

Unfortunately, no matter how clean a place is, dust mites cannot be completely eliminated. However, the above suggestions can reduce the number of dust mites and help to avoid an allergic reaction. If all that sounds like a lot of hard work, Julius Rutherfoord’s specialist cleaning team can help!

Contact Julius Rutherfoord Today For Cleaning Services In London

Julius Rutherfoord is an outstanding cleaning company operating in London for schools, offices and community buildings. Our expert team is knowledgeable about all of these sectors, and understands each of their unique requirements.

If you would like more information on our cleaning services in London, don’t hesitate to contact our friendly and professional team on 020 7819 6700 today!

Julius Rutherfoord