Cleaning Your House Could Be Making Your Allergies Worse

Are you a neat freak, obsessed with cleanliness? Well, you are not alone. But chances are, you’re also not getting your house properly clean. It’s not your fault, though! You could clean as thoroughly as possible and still only scratch the surface, because you aren’t using the right tools.

Ineffective Tools

Think about the tools you use to clean your home. A broom, to clean your floors, perhaps? Sure, it collects the dust and dirt from the floor, but it also spreads those particles into the air and into your lungs. What about dusting? Maybe you use a rag, or a feather duster. Same problem happens with that, because you’re just moving the dust from a surface into the air… and into your lungs. Finally, think about your vacuum cleaner. Every vacuum has four main components: the intake, filter, motor and exhaust. So basically, you’re sucking the dust and dirt up, it goes through a filter that only catches some of it, then it heats the dust, probably turning a lot of it into bacteria (that’s what the awful vacuum smell is) and then pushes out air through the exhaust that’s full of dust and bacteria. Sorry if that grosses you out, but it’s the hard truth.

Dust, Everywhere

With all that cleaning you’re doing, you’re constantly knocking dust into the air, where it lingers for hours, only to settle into your surfaces again. It’s a constant cycle, and if you’re constantly breathing dust and bacteria, chances are you’re suffering from allergies. Dizziness, headaches, sore throats, coughing, irritated eyes- all of these can be caused by steady exposure to household dust.

The next time you’re cleaning, take a moment to notice the dust in the air around you. If you can’t see it right away, try this little trick: turn off all of the lights and shine a flashlight down, facing towards the floor. You’ll be able to see all of the dust particles that are floating in the air, and it will shock you.

Before You Freak Out…

There is a solution, so don’t worry too much. Investing in an air purification system attacks the problem of dust in the air head on. We recommend the Rainbow, because it’s an air purification system that basically washes the air, based on the principle that wet dust can’t fly. It sucks in the air through one hole, traps the airborne dirt and dust in a water basin, then pushes out clean air throw another hole. What’s great about this system is that it can also be used as a vacuum. By hooking up a hose and power nozzle, the Rainbow harnesses the power of water to suck up dirt and dust and bacteria from every surface. Because water is non-porous, it doesn’t get clogged and works far better than other vacuums that use dry filters.

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So if you’re interested in getting your house actually clean (not just on-the-surface, allergy-causing clean), check out the Rainbow for yourself and see the difference.

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