5 Easy Ways to Reduce Allergens In Your Home!
Many times we blame our allergies on our home’s decor, such as carpet or furniture. Allergy season is coming on fast and I have a feeling that if we don’t do a few things to combat it this year, our homes will have an incredibly hard time dealing with them. Who wants to cough, sneeze and itch? Come on you have got to be crazy to want that! So I have compiled five helpful tips to reduce the aggravating allergens in your home.
Regulating Temperature and Humidity Levels in your Home
If you keep your home too warm and too humid, you will undoubtedly create heavenly standards for dust mites and mold in your home. This will cause them to reproduce rapidly, without warning giving them the hands up on the fight to save your nose from utter devastation. To correct this issue, make sure to keep your temperature around a constant 70° F and your humidity at around 50%. This will make reproduction very difficult for these pesky allergen aliens.
Keep your Filters Changed and Healthy
Filters are a huge contributor to airborne allergens in your home. But then you ask, I thought filters are supposed to protect me from that? You are correct, but the bad thing about it is that because they are hidden from plain sight, for some changing them can be a very hard task to remember to do. If your constantly battling allergies, make sure to change your air conditioning filters at least once a month. When properly controlled, these filters provide a screen between the air in your home and the air outside. They are designed to trap the outdoor particles that contribute to allergies, but they will only work if they are properly maintained. I would suggest to set an alarm to trigger once a month on your cell phone calendar. This makes it easy to remember and virtually “forget” proof.
Control the Pest and Insect Issue
A huge contributor to allergens in the home is actually rodents and insects. Yea, I know that this isn’t typically something you would have around the home, but allergy season is also bug season. The best way to remedy potential infestation is vacuuming regularly! I know this may seem like common sense but it is honestly your best weapon! If you do have a considerable infestation you may choose to purchase insect bait and mouse traps, but remember that any chemicals can also contribute to allergies, so choose your method of control wisely.
This is something that still exists in many households, picking one day a week to do a floor to ceiling clean session. This helps tremendously reduce household allergens. Make sure to dust anything and everything with a cloth that is damp, or a static type dust catcher. Dusting for allergies makes zero since when using a dry cloth. Make sure to vacuum and mop during this keep session.
Believe it or not, many households still allow people to smoke inside. This is perhaps the largest contribution to allergies in the home that one could have. Not only is it affecting while smoking, but generally smokers will carry these allergens in their clothes or hair wherever they roam. If you can smell it, the allergens are present. So be warned!
I hope that these nifty allergy lessons will help with seasonal allergies in your home. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free too leave them below! Thanks for reading and Until Next Time, Happy Home and Flooring!