May 13 2015

How to Allergy-Proof Your Home

Allergy-proof-your-homeDealing with allergies? You’re not alone.

Nearly 20% of the population suffers from the same scratchy throat, watery eyes and stuffy nose. Medications can help with relieving some of your allergies but there are other steps you can take to help remove allergens. Use these tips to help allergy-proof your home and battle those symptoms many of us know all too well.

What are you allergic to? 

The first step in removing allergens in your home is to find out what exactly you are allergic to. You can do this by visiting an allergist who will be able to give you an idea as to what to avoid. The most common type of allergies consist of pollen, pet dander, dust and mold. Once you find this out you can take these next steps to allergy-proofing your home.


Cleanup your Mattress 

If you’re getting a decent amount of sleep at night then chances are the room in your house you spend the most amount of time in is the bedroom. Allergy-proof your mattress and pillows by using a dust mite cover. These are easy to wash, removable and will cut down greatly on the amount of dust you expose yourself to on a nightly basis. Here are some further tips for cleaning your mattress and cutting down on irritants when you sleep.

Carpets aren’t your friend

Even when vacuuming consistently carpets tend to hold a large amount of irritants that will wreak havoc on your allergies. If possible go the route of hardwood floors, especially in the bedroom. This will help cut down on accumulated dust and debris in your home and do wonders for your allergies. Here is some help maintaining hardwood floors should you choose this route. If carpeting is your only option use these vacuuming tips to get a deep clean to help allergy-proof your home.


Change your air filters 

Changing the air filters in your home is crucial. Fresh filters will greatly cut down on the amount of allergens and debris in your home providing a much more comfortable allergy-free environment. We recommend changing your air filters every 3 to 6 months depending on the season and other factors such as the amount of pets in your home, or if your home is a smoking home. Here are a wide variety of air filters that can be used in your home.


Battling mold

When it comes to allergy-proofing your home and getting rid of mold the first room to check is your bathroom. Bathrooms are known to be a haven for all different kinds of mold. Clean your bathroom regularly and be sure to dry off all surfaces after use.

We hope these tips can help in your battle to allergy-proof your home. By taking these steps you’re on the right track to find relief for your allergies and enjoy these warmer months.

Have any further tips? Please feel free to comment and share. Remember, we’re all in this together.