Living in a type of surrounding that is constantly filled with allergens, like dust, dirt, mould and chemicals, can easily lead to the development of adult asthma. And for people who already suffer from this medical condition, such an environment could trigger breathing problems and asthmatic attacks frequently.
Yet areas like these have to be cleaned regularly; dusting and cleaning in an improper way can be really troublesome for asthmatic patients. However, there are ways to go around the cleaning chores that would prevent from an asthmatic attack from occurring.
Perhaps the most important thing to remember about conducting cleaning chores properly is to be able to prevent allergens from accumulating within the house. Usually it is during the winter months that these allergy causing substances accumulate. This is because during the cold months, the doors and windows remain closed to prevent the draft from coming in. However, these closed doors also prevent fresh air from circulating within the house. This can cause mould and mildew to accumulate wherever it is damp, infected and where sunlight doesn’t reach.
It is important for sunlight to reach inside the rooms and disinfect the areas naturally. And for places where sunlight doesn’t reach, one should take steps to ventilate the rooms. This can be done with open windows or with the use of exhaust fans.
In case the building is too large to allow for ventilation during the winters and mildew or dust termites do accumulate inside then with proper technique all of this can be removed without triggering breathing issues in asthmatic people.
The first thing to remember is to protect oneself from inhaling harmful dust and from breathing in the air which has been affected by mildew. Protective face mask can be worn before starting off with the cleaning chores. However, it is advised for people with severe asthmatic problems that they should hire professional cleaners for the massive spring cleaning task which requires deep and thorough dusting and scrubbing.
Nonetheless regular cleaning chores can be handled by asthmatic people if they take proper steps. Remember that it is always better for asthmatic people to avoid having carpets in the home. This is because the everyday dust starts to accumulate on the carpet and without regular vacuuming, all the dust and fallen debris starts to imbed in the carpet due to walking over the carpet.
However, even if there is carpet one can ensure that dust will not remain afloat or hidden underneath the carpet with regular vacuuming. If you have smaller area rugs, then take time to out to wash them once a month.
Mould should not be allowed to grow in the home and should be cleared away using chemical or solvent based cleaning agents. Dusting should not be done with a dry cloth; instead the dust should always be carefully swept with a damp cloth so that it sticks to it and does not float in the air. Also it is best to cover the beds and sofas with a clear sheet while cleaning is going on.
With these tips, people who suffer from asthma should have little problem during the cleaning chores.
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