5 Rules for Maintaining an Allergy-Free Household

  • Written by: Killingsworth Environmental
  • February 07, 2018

Leave The Allergens Outside!

Having trouble with a stuffy nose? Sneezing more often than usual? Have a cough you just can’t get rid of?

Allergies affect more than 20% of Americans, so it’s safe to say you’re not alone! Overcoming allergies starts with maintaining an allergy free household.

Follow these five rules to make sure you’re not putting yourself at risk:

1. Bedroom Rules

Encase all pillows in dust-mite-proof covers. Wash sheets and comforters on warm at least once a week, and if you have wool bedding, replace it with something more synthetic.

2. Change Up Your Flooring

One of the largest harbors of allergens is your carpet. From dust mites to pet dander, carpet is home to a medley of irritants. Make sure you contact our carpet specialists for a carpet cleaning package or consider replacing your carpet with a hardwood or linoleum as an alternative.

3. Check Your Plants

Potted plants indoors are beautiful and purify air, but they can also be home to a number of mold colonies which can cause a flare-up with allergies. Make sure your plants are clean, well-ventilated, and alive so they’re not sitting dust mites.

4. Control Your Temperature

Hot, humid houses can be breeding grounds for mold and dust mites. Maintain a temperature around 68 degrees to ensure your unit isn’t worsening your allergies.

5. Establish a Weekly Cleaning Routine

Use a vacuum cleaner with a high-efficiency filter to suck up those small particles. Clean all surfaces with a damp washcloth, including window sills and window frames.

A stuffy nose that won’t go away, a cough that seems like its lasted for months and annoying bouts of sneezing are all unfortunate symptoms of allergies.

If you’re still experiencing issues with your home after implementing these tips, give us a call for a free inspection to evaluate your situation. 

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