Every season can be an allergy season, depending on what you’re allergic to.
Allergies affect more than 20% of Americans whether from dust mites, pet dander, mold, and outdoor pollen. We understand how uncomfortable allergies are and how it can affect you daily. If you’re one with constant itchy eyes, sneezing, stuffy nose, or difficulty breathing throughout the year, here are six simple steps you can take to allergy-proofing your home all year-round.
Clean the air you breathe by replace air filters regularly. You could invest in HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filters in your air-conditioning system that captures small particles from getting into your home’s air. During allergy peak seasons and windy days, keep windows and doors closed and use your air-conditioning, room air filters, and dehumidifiers instead. Also, run your ventilation fans in your bathrooms to reduce moisture buildup.
Take the time to declutter your home. If you have a lot of extra storage or items laying about the house that don’t have any use, box them up in an airtight storage bin to prevent dust accumulation. Try to keep it a habit to leave dirty shoes from walking into your home and if you have plants, try finding a new home for them or opt for aquarium gravel over the dirt to help contain mold.
Allergens and dust mites love any type of material with fabric to cling onto. Replace curtains with washable fabric made of plain cotton or synthetic fabric. You can even ditch the idea of curtains and replace with blinds or roller type shades instead. As for bedding, encase pillows, box springs and mattresses with dust-mite-proof covers. Remember to wash bedding once a week in a hot water cycle.
If you do have furry friends lounging around in your home, try keeping them in one area to prevent their hair or fur from getting into the bedrooms or around the house. Keep them groomed regularly to prevent excess shedding and daily brushing done outside helps too!
Make it a habit to clean specific things daily and weekly. Wipe down countertops and appliances, take out the trash, and wash your dishes daily. Investing in a high quality vacuum also helps keep your carpets and rugs dust free.
What makes hiring professional carpet cleaners so beneficial is that they deep clean and steam your carpets. They reach the dirt and grime that normal vacuums can’t reach and prevents those dust mites from getting into the air your breathe. You’ll definitely feel a difference in the way you breathe and comfortability in your home.