How To Allergy-Proof Your Home

Spring is here and temperatures are finally warming up, but this time of year can be a real pain in the behind for those who suffer from allergies. In fact, nearly 60 million Americans are affected by seasonal allergies whether it be mold that comes along with the rise in humidity or pollen when trees and flowers begin to bloom. While it’s nearly impossible to control what goes on outdoors, you can certainly minimize your symptoms inside by following the guidelines below:

Leave Pollen At The Door

You definitely don’t want to hang dry your laundry outside during the spring months if you suffer from allergies pertaining to pollen, but be mindful of other ways you might be tracking it inside.

We suggest having each family member (and guest) remove their shoes at the door and keeping a brush near each entrance so that you can clean your pets as they come back inside.

It’s also a good idea to place mats on both sides of each entry to catch allergens and stop them in their tracks. Just remember to clean the mats regularly.

Ventilation Is Key

If your home isn’t properly ventilated, you could actually be fostering mold and mildew growth. You’ll want to aim to keep humidity levels at, or below, 50 percent and you should always opt for air conditioning rather than opening the windows when temperatures are on the rise.

Remember, mold and mildew thrive in dark, damp environments so try to eliminate these conditions whenever possible.

Consider An Air Purifier

They’re available in portable and permanent models and they work wonders when it comes to removing impurities from the air.

Look for a model with a good filter that will trap 99.7%, or more, of airborne particles.

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