In Dubai’s hot and humid climate, dust mites thrive and are a common cause of allergies among residents. Deep cleaning is one of the best natural remedies to control dust mites. The experts at ServiceMarket have put together the following cleaning tips to help you get allergy relief.
Clean your Home Thoroughly
Cleaning with hot water is a proven natural remedy for mite allergies. When cleaning your home, use a damp cloth soaked in hot water instead of dry dusting, so you don’t scatter dust. Try to clean your walls and floor with hot water regularly and opt for natural agents rather than chemical cleaning products. If possible, use vacuums with High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters, which will ease the symptoms of allergy by trapping dust and other irritants like pet dander. If you don’t have time for this, simply use ServiceMarket to book a professional deep cleaning service. We partner with the best cleaning and maid companies in Dubai.
Keep Your Bedding Clean
Keeping your bedroom clean is very important for mite control since dust mites often gather in pillows, mattresses and quilts. Keep your bedding clean and allergy free by washing it in hot water at least once a week. If it’s possible, avoid woolen blankets and quilts altogether as these can easily hold dust and fluff. Opt for cotton sheets instead. Steam cleaning, which is usually included in most deep cleaning services in Dubai, is an ideal way to eliminate any allergens from your bedding. Your mattress is also an ideal hiding place for dust mites (and bed bugs), so cleaning it regularly is a must. For this purpose, consider booking a professional mattress cleaning service.
Watch What You Eat and Drink
You may not know it but your dietary habits may be aggravating your dust allergy, so choose wisely, and consider doing an allergy test if you think you might be suffering from allergies. Drink plenty of water and take foods which are rich in vitamin E such whole grains, leafy vegetables and egg yolks. Peppermint tea and apple cider vinegar are excellent home remedies to help calm allergies and make sure to avoid smoking which may worsen the problem.
Cut the Clutter
Keep your furniture, ornaments and books to a minimum since these are prone to collecting dust. Instead of upholstered furniture, opt for leather and solid surface furniture and instead of curtains and heavy drapes, get simple blinds or better yet shutters which are easier to clean.
Use the Natural Sunlight
Direct sunlight kills dust mites, so make sure to pull back the curtains and open your windows every now and again to let the sunlight in. Hang bedding, carpets and sheets in the sunlight whenever possible.
Get Your AC Serviced Regularly
Air conditioned homes are proven to have less dust mites than non air conditioned ones. Dust mites breed in humid weather and air conditioning is known to cut humidity. An AC system filters the air that is circulated in a room and can help remove dust mites and other particles from the air. If you haven’t had your air filters cleaned in the last couple of months, then your AC could be making you sick. If you want to know more about how your AC can make you sick, read about it here. Whether you are suffering from a dust allergy or not, it is important to have your AC unit serviced frequently. Head online to ServiceMarket where you easily book an AC maintenance with AC maintenance companies in Dubai. Prices start from just AED 200.
Prevent a dust mite infestation and get allergy relief now by thoroughly cleaning your home. If you are looking for maids to clean your home or if you just want your mattress and upholstery cleaned, then visit ServiceMarket today to get free quotes or book a cleaner instantly!