Ian McCormack, technical expert at ServiceMaster Clean offers homeowners some allergy busting tips on for this spring and summer:
The allergen: Pollen
The solution: Pollen is in the air all around us; upholstery and capture and hold onto the minute particles. Vacuum all upholstery and curtains, using a slapping action at the same time.
The allergen: Mould
The solution: Modern homes are so well insulated they are a perfect breeding ground for mould. Throw open windows to air the room much as possible; mould cannot grow where there is plenty of air movement.
The allergen: Dust
The solution: Change from wood floors to carpet and vacuum regularly. Carpet fibres trap and hold the dust better. Have your carpets professionally cleaned every six to 12 months.
The allergen: Pet hair
The solution: If regular vacuuming leaves behind pet hair, wipe the surface of the soft furnishing with a rubber glove. It will ball the hairs together.
ServiceMaster Clean can provide one off specialist cleans or regular cleans with prices tailored to your carpet or upholstery. There are over 100 ServiceMaster Clean businesses across the UK. To find out more log onto www.servicemasterclean.co.uk or telephone 0800 021 3073.