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Wood Floor Maintenance Tips for Allergy Season

Jason Brown Wood Floors Wood Floor Maintenance for Allergy Season

Wood floor maintenance is of the utmost importance during allergy season to ensure allergy sufferers can be comfortable in their own home.

Spring doesn’t just launch pollen into the air outside—this allergy trigger also ends up inside of our homes. For allergy sufferers, this time of year can be particularly challenging. Pollen counts rise, triggering sneezing, itchy eyes, and congestion. While we can’t control the great outdoors, we can take steps to make our indoor spaces a haven from allergens. One crucial area to focus on is wood floor maintenance. We have some tips to ensure your wood floors remain pristine and allergen-free during allergy season.

Regular Cleaning

Regular cleaning is the cornerstone of wood floor maintenance, especially during allergy season. Use a soft-bristle broom or a vacuum with a floor brush attachment to remove pollen, dust, and other allergens from the surface of your wood floors. Make sure to reach corners and under furniture where allergens often accumulate.

Damp Mopping

In addition to dry cleaning, damp mopping is essential for thorough allergen removal. Use a microfiber mop dampened with water or a mild wood floor cleaner to wipe away any remaining pollen and dust. Avoid using excessive water, as it can damage wood floors. Also, be sure to check the instructions from your wood floor manufacturer when using any type of cleaning agent to ensure compatibility.

HEPA Filtration

Investing in a high-quality vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter can significantly improve indoor air quality by trapping microscopic allergens. Vacuum your wood floors regularly, paying close attention to areas with high foot traffic and where allergens tend to accumulate.

Shoe-Free Policy

Implementing a shoe-free policy in your home or business can significantly reduce the amount of pollen and outdoor contaminants tracked onto your wood floors. Provide a designated area near the entrance for shoes and encourage guests to wear indoor slippers or socks.

Sealing Gaps and Cracks

Inspect your wood floors for gaps, cracks, or any other signs of damage that could allow pollen and allergens to enter. Seal any gaps with wood filler or call in a professional to prevent allergen infiltration and preserve the beauty of your floors.

Regular Maintenance Checks

Schedule regular maintenance checks for your wood floors to address any issues promptly. This includes checking for signs of water damage, pest infestations, or wear and tear that could compromise indoor air quality and exacerbate allergy symptoms.

  • Allergen-Free Rugs and Mats: Place allergen-free rugs and mats at entryways and high-traffic areas to trap pollen and dust before they reach your wood floors. Opt for washable rugs made from natural materials such as cotton or wool to minimize allergen buildup.
  • Professional Cleaning: If your wood floors require deeper cleaning or refinishing, consider hiring a professional wood floor cleaning service. Professional cleaners have the expertise and equipment to safely and effectively remove allergens while rejuvenating the beauty of your wood floors.

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