Top 5 Ways to Prevent Allergies in Your Home
Do you suffer from severe allergies? It’s extremely difficult when those who do can’t even find relief in their own home because allergens float through the air, resulting in continual coughing, sneezing, watery eyes, and many other symptoms. Fortunately, there are a number of ways that you can alleviate these allergy symptoms and get the relief you are no doubt desperately seeking.
Here are the top five ways to do so.
Take Off Your Shoes
This is perhaps the simplest way to start cutting down on the number of allergens that get into your home. Many bits of pollen, dust, dander, and more enter your home trapped to the soles of your shoes and constantly walking around your home with your shoes on then spreads them throughout your home, where they can then be kicked up into the air and continue to make you suffer. When you enter your home, wipe your feet, and then take off your shoes, and you’ll avoid spreading the allergens.
Vacuum and Sweep Regularly
Allergens settle and accumulate, which means you can easily eliminate them with regular cleaning. Vacuum your carpet and other fabric surfaces, such as your couch and drapes, sweep your hard-surface floors, and dust your furniture with a damp towel at least once per week and you’ll notice an immediate reduction in your allergy attacks. Likewise, cleaning your kitchen and bathrooms with a substance that kills mold spores can reduce this severe allergen that can also be detrimental to your health.
Use Different Window Treatments
Fabric curtains trap dust and pollen easily, making them a hotspot for allergens that many people do not consider. Rather than have to commit to a lot of regular cleaning, many people choose to simply update their windows with non-fabric treatment options, such as blinds or shades which are easy to dust and clean off, meaning you can easily get rid of the allergens in your home with very light maintenance.
Use an Air Purifier
Air purifiers remove dust and dander particles, pollen, pet hair, and more from the air, and come in a wide variety of sizes, capacities, and features. Some of the more advanced models even have the ability to remove viruses and bacteria from the air as well, making your air truly sterile and allergen-free. Consider purchasing one of these devices, particularly one with a HEPA filtration system. So long as you keep the filter clean, you will see a dramatic decrease in airborne allergens.
Maintain Your HVAC System
Regular maintenance for your home’s heating and air conditioning system can dramatically improve your indoor air quality and reduce the amount of allergens floating around. A maintenance service usually involves changing your air filter and checking your system for air duct leaks or other issues that might affect your indoor air quality, including allowing more allergens into your home. Having your air conditioner inspected in springtime and then your heater in the autumn is a great way to ensure your system stays working properly.
If you need a system inspection, call JD Service Now! We are Durham’s HVAC specialists, providing top-quality service from highly-skilled technicians at a price you can afford. We are trained to work with the latest technology, and we can identify any potential issues quickly to help eliminate the allergens floating around in your air.Need service today? Call JD Service Now at 919-383-7000 and schedule an appointment!
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