Bedroom and Living Areas
With more material than other rooms in the house in carpets and curtains, it’s easier for bedrooms and living areas to gather dust and allergens. Reduce the build up of bacteria and ensure your family hygiene with a few simple cleaning tips.
Helping to control allergens
The control of allergens is one of the most important goals of bedroom cleaning. Soft furnishings can harbour dust, dust mite debris, pollen and pet dander to accumulate. With so many hours of our day spent in our bedrooms breathing in these allergens, it’s important to learn how to effectively control the spread of allergens.
Reducing allergens and germs in the bedroom to improve your family hygiene
- Don’t allow pets in the bedroom
- Remove or reduce unnecessary soft furnishings. These collect dust and could harbour dust mite debris.
- Launder bedding every week on a hot wash (at least 50 degrees Celsius) to remove dust mite debris
- Minimise clutter, and put items away so they don’t collect dust
- Use an antibacterial surface cleanser or wipes to help remove pollen particles, pet dander, and dust mite debris from hard surfaces
- Frequently clean and disinfect hand contact surfaces like TV remote controls, light switches, telephones, especially if someone is sick
Special Tips for controlling allergens in kids’ rooms
- Choose soft toys that are washable. Launder them regularly on a hot wash (at least 55C) to remove dust mite debris.
- Clean and disinfect play surfaces and plastic toys. Be sure to rinse them thoroughly after disinfection.