# Staying Green
People trying to allergy-proof their homes should definitely look into home supplies that are not toxic and harming to the environment because those are generally the ones with the smallest chances to induce allergies. Since everyone’s reactions are highly individual and cannot be taken for granted, you should also inspect the labels and the content of the products you use, just in case. In addition to this, you can also pay attention to the possible reactions noted on the products – a fair number of companies in this industry tend to list the negative side-effects of a particular chemical and, no matter how green it is, you can never be too sure. Using these eco-friendly substances means that you are preserving not only your health, but the environment, as well, doing your utmost to keep your home in an optimal state.
# Domestic Solutions
A number of cleaning substances that are adequate for people with irritations and allergies are already at your home as we speak – these includes not only natural water, which is always a good basis, but also things like borax, baking soda and vinegar. You can mix these with other products and get more effective and natural cleaning options that will not irritate you; for example, add some lemon juice into vinegar to minimize the smell, or mix baking soda with water and remove deep odors from your sofas and chairs. You can use vinegar instead of expensive commercial products that will not only affect your health, but also not be as successful. Drains are yet another source of allergies, so you should keep them well maintained.
# Steam Cleaners
For people living in homes with carpets, one of the most serious problems is carpet cleaning: you cannot ignore it, but it will make you more troubles than you could think of. Carpets are elegant and warm, but also the breeding places for allergens that successfully vacate them and cause health issues. There are generally two solutions you can try – minimize the damage, or steam clean your carpet on a regular basis
With the first idea, you can stop wearing shoes at home and try not to get too many outside factors indoors. This will, however, not make your carpets cleaner, but will only make them look just a little bit less dirty. On the other hand, if you rent a steam cleaner and clean your carpet more often, you can ensure that you get the clean effect through constant effort. There are different efficient models available, such as the Polti steam cleaner, for instance, and using them will show you that that steam cleaning your home regularly leads to visible results. It is also important both to accept steam cleaners and to have a good device that will leave you with a cleaner carpet with no allergens.
No matter how hard you try to clean your home, this is not always simple to achieve, especially in the spring with so many potentials allergy inducers around you. What you can, however, do is make sure you have the right chemicals that will protect your skin and health, and a good steam cleaner for optimal results.