Carrying out regular spring cleaning of beds, mattresses and bed clothes is essential to keep them free of dust mites, an expert has advised.
Dr Darryl C Zeldin, acting clinical director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, said washing bed sheets at least once a week is a good way to reduce exposure to dust mites.
Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, he advised domestic cleaners and householders to soak sheets in hot water, as this is likely to ensure materials are thoroughly cleansed and sanitised.
Dr Zelzin also advised householders to wash stuffed animals and other toys regularly and keep rooms as clutter-free as possible.
In addition, removing carpets will facilitate a comprehensive clean and enable domestic cleaners to get to hard-to-reach areas beneath visible surfaces.
Householders who need a more professional touch could opt for the services of professional cleaning companies, who can be hired to conduct thorough top-to-bottom cleaning treatments.
In order to minimise exposure to dust mites in the first place, Dr Zeldin recommended using special zipped covers to encase mattresses and pillows.
Writing on MSN Real Estate, industry expert Roy Berendsohn recently advised householders to use natural materials such as lamb’s wool when cleaning around the house.
Contact you local London cleaning agency for all your domestic cleaning requirements.