May flowers . . . and tree pollen, grasses, weeds and mold. To compound matters, as the season changes, pets shed their luxurious winter coats in favor of the summer’s fashionably lighter fur. If you have allergies to any of these things, your own newest accessory may be a crumpled tissue.

While every sniffle, cough or scratchy throat may have you on edge right now, it is allergy season. It’s a great time to accelerate your cleaning efforts to thwart the entities that make you sneeze and wheeze. Inside your home, one of the best things you can do to combat springtime allergies is to vacuum regularly. Especially if you have wall-to-wall carpet in your bedrooms and living areas, cleaning with a high-quality vacuum removes many of the offending particulates.

A 100% sealed vacuum with a HEPA media filter and self-sealing HEPA media bag traps particles from escaping back into the air. In fact Riccar HEPA media materials are 99.97% efficient at removing particles .3 microns or larger, which include:

  • Pollen
  • Plant spores
  • Dust mites
  • Pet dander
  • Mold spores
  • Many bacteria

Inside your home, vacuum at least twice a week during peak spring allergy season using one of these suggested HEPA media vacuums.

HEPA media material removes particles, which is a critical part of the cleaning equation for allergy and asthma sufferers, but another important part is removing gases. That’s what a granulated charcoal filter does. Riccar vacuums with granulated charcoal filters remove some volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can irritate the lungs and nose, like cigarette smoke, cleaning products and gases found in your paint, flooring and furniture, which you may be replacing if you’re at home more this Spring. The vacuums above contain granulated charcoal filters for the highest level of odor and gas removal Riccar offers.

Remember to clean above the floor, too. In addition to using a high-quality machine and vacuuming twice a week, use a vacuum with tools to clean window blinds, windowsills, baseboards, ceiling fans, picture frames, lampshades and the myriad of other places dust settles – including in your car. Vacuuming is one of the best ways to defend against allergy and asthma attacks inside your home. Arm yourself with a Riccar vacuum by shopping now, or by calling your neighborhood Riccar retailer today.