Allergy and asthma sufferers are extremely sensitive to allergens and particles floating in the air. We're talking about your usual suspects: pet hair, dust, and pollen. That's why owning a vacuum cleaner for an allergy sufferer is more than making your carpet look nice for company, it's a way to control the condition.
Knowing what to look for in a vacuum is integral because not all vacuum cleaners are created equally. You want to make sure that you have a vacuum that is powerful enough to reach deep down into the carpet fibers to reach allergens like dust. Keep in mind that you should go slowly when vacuuming carpets because going too fast runs the risk of not giving the vacuum enough time to suction the debris and dust. Using a fresh bag each time is another way to make sure you get the best suction possible.
Many allergy sufferers opt to have hard wood floors instead of carpet, with the idea that it will be better for them but dust will accumulate on hard floors as well. Use a vacuum that can be used on hardwood floors, it should have the ability to switch between hard floor and carpet settings.
Vacuuming upholstery is also highly recommended, especially in the presence of pets. Utilizing attachments that can be used on furniture is a great way of removing allergy triggers. Make sure to get into the corners of cushions and around all pillows and mattresses. Don't forget to vacuum the spots you can't see, such as those behind furniture. Although it's out of sight, it's still present.
Owning a vacuum won't cure allergy problems but it is a way to help control your health. Vacuuming regularly can drastically reduce allergy triggers in the home which will lower the dependence on medications. Take control.
Autor: Lillian James
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Added: December 31, 2009