Make Your Home Free from Allergens!
Suffering from an allergic reaction is something you would never want, especially that it could disrupt the flow of your daily life. Whether you suffer from simple or chronic allergic reactions, you should keep allergens away from your house. Allergens are stuff that triggers your immune system to do their job of protecting your body, even though such stuff is not really harmful, to begin with. Such action of your immune system causes effects like sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, fever, rashes and some other symptoms, thus bringing huge annoyance or even serious health problems to you.
How to Allergy-Proof Your Home?
If you or anyone in your family suffers from an allergy, you should combat allergens and keep them away from your place. Fortunately, there are great steps you can do to help you with such goal. Moreover, it will not just simply shield you from allergens, but can also make your home look far more tidy and clean.
- Begin by keeping or disposing of everything that clutters in your house. This could include old newspapers, piled-up clothes, hardware tools and some other stuff. Such things can provide a good environment for pests to grow and reproduce in your home, which can contribute to the increase of allergens. Decluttering your home can eliminate a cozy environment for pests to live, thus reducing allergens as result.
- Deal with dust and its sources inside the house. Clean dust using a damp cloth, instead of simply sweeping them away. The goal is to collect them without getting scattered, thus avoiding dust and dust mites through the process. Moreover, clean and wash stuff that accumulates dust regularly. For instance, wash your beddings and curtains with hot water on a weekly basis.
- Shield your house from air-borne allergens as well. Close the windows when pollens are all over the wind, and it is best to use High-Efficiency Particulate Air filters (HEPA Filters) on your vents to prevent small particles from coming in. Also, keep your house’ humidity at around 50% to prevent mold from growing as well. Finally, remove your outer clothing and your shoes at your mudroom before you enter the house, and take a shower right away.
- Next, do not miss to clean your bathroom. Carefully scrub the floor and walls, and use the best cleaning agents to clean it up. This is not just about making them look clean, but also to eliminate molds growing on it. Always remember that moist areas are cozy environments for some microorganisms like fungi.
- Finally, consider the right plants for your landscape. Do not just put any plants and flowers that you like. You should look for fabulous yet hypoallergenic trees and flowers to avoid tons of allergens to creep in your home. This should not be a problem since there are dozens of landscape plants that do not cause allergic reactions.
Those are few modifications that you can do for your house property to make it allergy-proof for you and your family. The goal is to keep your house clean and provide some shields to prevent allergens from coming in. This can surely decrease your chance of having allergic reactions within your own home.
However, you should not set aside the consideration of seeking doctor’s advice in treating your allergies. This is for you to know what to do when you are already suffering from an allergic reaction, and for you to maximize your home defense against a particular allergen. This way, you can have a higher chance of keeping allergies away, while knowing the right steps in treating yourself when allergic reactions strike.
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