Spring Cleaning Tips for Allergy Prevention this Hay Fever Season
In collaboration with Euroflex, the National Asthma Council’s Sensitive Choice program is committed to providing effective cleaning solutions that contribute to allergy prevention.
Last updated 14 September 2023
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It’s that time of year again, the weather is warming up and spring is in the air. However, for many with allergies, this also means the onset of hay fever and those dreaded allergy symptoms. Spring cleaning is a crucial step in minimising allergen exposure and creating a healthier living environment.
Spring cleaning isn’t just about tidying up – it’s about creating a space that can support your health by eliminating the prevalence of common allergy triggers.
Euroflex’s cutting-edge Vapour Technology creates a hot, dry steam that takes centre stage in this effort. What makes it remarkable is its ability to eliminate allergens without the use of chemical solutions. This heat-based cleaning approach, powered by the absence of excess moisture, not only tackles dust and dirt but also contributes significantly to allergy prevention.
Allergy Prevention with Euroflex Steam Cleaners
Dust mites are among the most common triggers for asthma and allergies, particularly in regions with humid climates, like many parts of Australia. These microscopic creatures thrive on dander that has been broken down by fungi. They often find refuge in our homes’ soft furnishings, from beds and bedding to carpets and upholstered furniture.
Euroflex Vapour Steam Technology has emerged as a game-changer in combating dust mites. By using hot, dry steam, it minimises the moisture content that dust mites require to survive. This not only eliminates the mites but also targets the allergens they produce, effectively reducing exposure levels.
Steam Cleaning Soft Furnishings and Carpets
Euroflex’s multipurpose steam cleaners come equipped with specialised attachments designed to target and remove allergens from upholstered furniture, curtains and other soft surfaces. These attachments, such as brushes and jet nozzles, provide thorough vapour steam penetration, effectively dislodging dust mites, pet dander, and other allergens that may have accumulated over time for quick and easy cleaning. It will also offer some reduction in pollen allergens but will not completely eliminate them.
Carpets, often overlooked, are a prime location for allergen accumulation. Certain Euroflex models feature an innovative carpet sledge attachment. This carpet sledge refreshes carpets and also deodorises them by utilising the power of steam to penetrate deep into carpet fibres. This dual-action approach ensures that soft furnishings and carpets have a reduced allergen presence and are fresh and revitalised.
Exposure to areas with mould can trigger asthma and allergy symptoms in susceptible individuals. Mould tends to flourish in damp environments, often finding its way into bathrooms, fridges and other poorly ventilated spaces. Spring follows the coldest and wettest months in Australia so a great spring cleaning tip is to deep clean any mould as soon as the weather warms. An existing mould source releases spores into the air, which can then lead to symptoms like skin irritation, sneezing, and even severe reactions in some cases.
The hot and dry vapour steam utilised by Euroflex Vapour Steam Cleaners is perfect for reducing allergy symptoms that arise from mould exposure. Using vapour steam to clean surfaces not only eliminates visible mould but also reduces the risk of regrowth. The technology’s precision and effectiveness make it an excellent choice for areas prone to mould accumulation, such as bathrooms and confined spaces with limited air circulation.
This spring, take proactive steps to combat allergies and promote a healthier living space. With Euroflex’s Vapour Steam Technology and their Sensitive Choice approval, you have the tools to embark on a thorough spring cleaning journey that not only refreshes your home but also helps safeguard your health. By addressing dust mites, mould and other allergen sources, you’ll be better prepared to enjoy the beauty of the season without the discomfort of allergies.