How to Remove Allergens From Your House

Indoor allergens can be troublesome for people suffering from allergies or asthma. The good news is that these tips can help you remove allergens from your home.

No doubt, asthma and allergy control begins in your home. It’s true that many people who have environmental allergies will stay home when the pollen and mold counts are high outside. However, indoor air quality is also important to control. And that is something that you CAN control, unlike outdoor air quality. So it’s important to control contact with indoor allergens, ventilate your indoor areas, and use air purifiers. If you have better air quality indoors, then you are reducing allergen triggers. So along with a mold removal service, let’s discuss five ways to remove allergens from your house.

How to Remove Allergens From Your House:

1 – Keep Mold in Control:

Mold can be a big problem in homes. When it gets warmer outside, it’s important to use your a/c, if you have it, and a dehumidifier as well. And you should close your windows and doors when humidity rises. You should also keep your eye out for water damage in your home because that can easily lead to mold. An outbreak can be very damaging to allergy sufferers. Be proactive with your mold prevention so that you can prevent needing a mold removal service often. However, it’s worth remembering that despite efforts, mold can’t always be averted. If you do notice it in your home, it’s essential to establish contact with a professional who holds proper certification from a recognized mold certification course to properly handle the situation. Certified professionals trained in mold remediation are vital in managing the situation.

2 – Be on Top of Your Cleaning:

It’s important not to let too much time pass by without regular and thorough cleanings. Do you have a vacuum with a HEPA filter? This is a great first step to removing allergens. It’s also good to use a damp cloth to clean the dirty surfaces of your home, like windows, faucets, counters, tables, and more. This will all help reduce the risk of allergens growing in your home. And make sure to wear a dust mask when cleaning if you yourself suffer from allergies or asthma.

3 – Control Pets and Pests:

Insects and rodents can make allergy and asthma symptoms worse, so if you have a problem with either of these, or both, make sure to hire a pest removal service to deal with the problem as fast as possible. You can take a DIY approach as well, but usually it’s best to leave this to the professionals. As for pets, they can be a problem for allergy sufferers so make sure you control they symptoms or not get pets that will provoke symptoms.

4 – Think of Flooring:

It’s helpful to have washable area rugs, if you’re going to have area rugs. This will help with allergens that can get trapped in carpets. If you’re choosing carpeting, use low-pile carpeting and make sure to vacuum and shampoo them as frequently as possible. Hardwood floors should be cleaned regularly.

5 – Focus on Air Quality:

Air quality is a huge part of the comfort level of your house, because airborne allergens can irritate your noses and eyes, and even lungs. And they can create odors. There are whole-house air purifiers that can fight allergens. It’s important to invest in a good one, because this will help your home more than anything, as air quality is important. In addition, air conditioners from Tempstar are also beneficial for allergy prevention since they reduce humidity, reducing allergens in the air.

Conclusion:

So, as you can see, there are ways to control the amount of allergens in your home. It’s important for family members who may suffer from asthma or allergies.

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4 Comments

  1. Thank you for sharing some methods to prevent mold in a home. Proper ventilation is also important. Opening up windows daily for 5-15 minutes helps dry out damp, musty areas in a home and provides free air circulation.
    Some additional mold prevention tips are in an article I will send to your email since I can’t attach it here! 🙂

  2. Adding an air purifier is a good idea, indeed. Another easy way to improve indoor air quality is a regular air filter replacement. Dirty or clogged air filters can cause extra humidity in a home, which leads to mold growth. Exposure to a large number of mold spores may cause allergy symptoms such as runny nose, sneezing, itching, coughing, wheezing, difficulty breathing, and even respiratory diseases in the long run.

    1. Good point!
      To improve indoor bear quality, we also recommend using higher-performing filters that will catch smaller particles like dust, pollen, and mold spores and relieve allergy symptoms. A pleated filter with a MERV rating in the 7 to 12 range would be a good choice.

  3. You made some very good suggestions. Thank you! I also want to remind you how important it is to clean the air ducts in the house. Dirty air ducts are a favorable environment for pests and rodents. Rodent droppings are known for carrying bacteria, viruses and disease as well as causing allergic reactions to humans. Breathing in these particles is hazardous.

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