When it comes to coping with allergy related problems, the best strategy is to reduce the risk of flare ups by removing all traces of allergens. The best way to do this is to ensure that the home is always clean and free from allergens.
One way to do this is to use a vacuum cleaning system that comes with a number of attachments that help target allergens and trap them, leaving the air cleaner and easier to breathe in.
The Crevice Tool For Hard To Reach Places
One of the most overlooked Rainbow vacuum accessories is the crevice tool. This small tool is perfect for cleaning out hard to reach areas such as in and around the seats in vehicles, underneath sofas, and even behind and underneath appliances.
The crevice attachment should be used to target areas like along walls, near vents, or anywhere that is narrow or hard to reach with one of the other attachments or brushes.
An extender hose may also be a good idea for those who want to use their crevice tool to reach around furniture or appliances. The extra length can mean the difference between easily reaching behind or underneath and having to move the furniture or appliance in order to clean around it.
The Upholstery Brush For Almost Any Surface
The most versatile of all the attachments for anyone who suffers from allergies is the upholstery brush. It can be used on many different surfaces, making it easier to remove allergens from anywhere in the home.
The most common use for the upholstery brush is on furniture in the living room. It is frequently used to pick up pet hair and dander from sofas and chairs, as well as any sofa cushions.
Before using this tool on furniture it is important to test it on an area that is not readily visible. The reason for this is that it is important to make sure the it will not damage the fabric, which sometimes happens with materials like leather and suede.
Once it has been determined that the brush is safe to use on the material, the next step is to clean it thoroughly. The best way to do this is to remove any cushions if possible and start by cleaning the base of the furniture.
After removing any debris and pet hair, from the frame of the chair or sofa, the next step is to clean the cushions. The upholstery attachment can be used to clean all the sides of the cushions, though care should be taken when cleaning around tassels or fringe.
Very delicate cushions, such as those with heavy embroidery or fringe, may need to be cleaned using the cleaning bag attachment. The reason for this is that the bag can remove odors and dirt without having to run the attachment brush over the fabric.
Don’t Forget Cleaning Solutions And Odor Neutralizers
Cleaning solutions are often a given when it comes to fighting allergies at home. The trick with cleaning products is to choose something that cleans without aggravating allergies.
Most opt for something that is either fragrance free, or at least has a neutral to minimal scent. These are often the safest as they have fewer harsh chemicals that may aggravate allergies.
In some cases, odor neutralizes are used to help minimize or remove heavy odors in the home. These are often used with Rainbow vacuum accessories like the deep cleaner attachment to keep carpets clean and fresh.