Did you know that some of the most common outdoor allergens, such as tree, grass, and weed pollen are also some of the most common indoor allergens?
In other words, staying indoors to keep allergies at bay may not work as well as you think–unless you cultivate clean air inside.
What can you do to keep indoor allergies under control all year round? We’ve got a few tips that will do the trick.
Read on for five tips that will help you improve your indoor air quality and ease the symptoms of your allergies.
1. Vacuum Every Week
We track in all sorts of allergens as we come and go, and a lot of them get stuck in the floors–especially carpets. Make sure that you’re vacuuming hard floors (like wood and tile) once a week while vacuuming your carpets twice a week. You can also use vacuum attachments to remove allergens from curtains and furniture.
2. Clean Outdoor Entry Points
Want to reduce the number of allergens that are tracked indoors in the first place? Use a broom or leaf blower to clear out the entry points, like your patio and front walkway. Use a doormat that you can throw in the washing machine or hose down once or twice a month and encourage people to remove their shoes by the door.
3. Mitigate Indoor Mold
Mold is hard on the respiratory system. Mold spores are airborne, which means that a little bit of mold in one area of the home can lower the air quality in surrounding areas. Fix leaks as they arise, install dehumidifiers in damp spaces (like the bathroom), and hire professionals for serious mold problems.
4. Maintain a Clean HVAC System
Your HVAC system doesn’t just cool and heat your home. It also helps to filter the air that circulates through your home–until it becomes backed up with dust and other allergens. Sign up for an HVAC cleaning service to ensure that your HVAC system continues to filter your air, rather than contribute to indoor allergies.
5. Cut Down on Clutter
When we’re talking about indoor allergens, we’re not just talking about dust and pollen. We’re also talking about living organisms like dust mites and even cockroaches. These living organisms tend to thrive in areas that are littered with paper and other organic matter, so cut down on the clutter to make your home less inviting for these living allergens.
Keep Indoor Allergies at Bay
Do you feel like your allergies don’t get better when you stay inside? If so, you’ve probably got tons of allergens floating around your home. Follow these tips and improve your indoor air quality so that you can stop suffering from indoor allergies.
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