House Dust and Dust mites
Many years ago, scientists discovered that exposure to house dust was the cause of allergic symptoms for certain individuals. More recently, they found that most of the allergy caused by house dust was due to one of its components—the ever-present house dust mite.
These arthropods are related to ticks and spiders, are microscopic and can be found in any house. They tend to collect in materials made of cotton-like fibers (and feather), including mattresses, pillows, comforters, carpets, stuffed furniture and drapery.Dust mites are probably the most important cause of allergy around the world; you spend 1/3 of your time sleeping where the highest concentration of dust mites is found, in your bed.
Use a vacuum cleaner with either a double-layered micro filter bag or a HEPA filter to trap allergens that pass through a vacuum’s exhaust. The Kobold includes a filter bag consisting of 3 filtration layers to capture 99,99% of allergy causing substances. This filter bag has been accredited as ‘suitable for allergy suffers’. Additionally washing your bed sheets once a week in hot water (at least 55 – 60C) to kill dust mites.
Suffering from Pets
Pet allergies are a common problem for children and adults, and they can make life miserable for those who are susceptible to the condition.Animal hair and dander, the dead skin cells that pets shed regularly usually trigger pet allergies.
Simple home remedies and lifestyle changes can go a long way toward keeping pet allergies at bay. These include regular cleaning of the home, upholsteries, carpets and bedding. It is necessary to take animal hair out of carpet by either brushing them out or using efficient vacuum cleaners.
Springtime increases the amount of pollens flying around the air, especially on sunny and windy days pollens spread easily and extensively. Avoid outdoor activity in the early morning when pollen counts are highest. Further try to remove clothes you’ve worn outside; you may also want to shower to rinse pollen from your skin and hair. Avoid hanging your laundry outside since pollen can stick to sheets and towels.
If possible use a portable high-efficiency particulate air filter in your bedroom and further clean floors often with a vacuum cleaner that has an air-cleaning filter. For example, the produced air from vacuuming with a Kobold is up to 1000 times cleaner than normal room air.