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Allergy-Proof Your Home with Window Shutters

Window Shutters and Allergens

Dust mites thrive in warm, humid conditions and are generally found in mattresses, couches, toys, drapes, curtains and carpets. Heavy fabric curtains are ideal breeding grounds for dust mites and other parasites; the dust mites live in the tiny fibers in the cloth or fabric. Installing plantation style window shutters is a great way of allergy-proofing your home. Unlike fabric curtains, window shutters can help to reduce dust in the home.

How Window Shutters Can Make Your Home Allergy-Proof

Window shutters are extremely easy to clean. Whilst fabrics curtains require being removed and washed in a washing machine, window shutters don’t need to be removed for cleaning. Once a week, vacuum the louvre slats to remove any dust forming on the shutters. In addition, if your shutters are made from timber, apply a little bit of wood polish to a dusting cloth once a month and go over the louvres and the frame of the shutters to give them a more thorough cleaning. If your shutters are made from vinyl or are painted, dampen a cleaning cloth in soapy water (a very mild detergent is perfect for this), and clean the louvres and shutter frame once a month. Use a dry cloth to wipe away the soapy residue. It’s important NOT to use any heavy detergents or bleach as this may damage the shutters!

Window shutters also allow you to control the amount of light and air you let into your home. By adjusting and moving the louvres or slats, you can increase or decrease the amount of natural sunlight and air which flows through your home without compromising on your security and privacy. To reduce the number of dust mites in your home, open the louvres to let in direct sunlight and increase the ventilation in the room. This will help to reduce the humidity in your home.

At Boardwalk in Perth, we have a great range of window shutters which can be custom-designed to fit almost any space. Please contact us to find out how we can help to make your home allergy-proof for you and your family.