Tips offered to deter harmful effects of house dust

One of the most highly allergenic materials found indoors is house dust.

Experts recommend regular professional cleaning of furnishings and mattresses to deter the harmful effects that these allergens can have on respiratory health.

Between cleanings and to prolong the life of furnishings, the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification recommends that you:

• Blot up spots or spills immediately.

• Vacuum and “damp dust” furniture regularly.

• Rotate seat cushions frequently.

• Wash bedding in very hot water at least every two weeks.