For those who suffer from allergies, finding relief can be a challenge. Dust, mold, and pet hair in your home may trigger uncomfortable symptoms. The good news is when you allergy-proof your home, you can reduce your exposure to troublesome contaminants, relieving symptoms and helping you breathe easier at home.

Allergy-Proof Your Home: Vacuum Regularly

Common allergens like dust, pet dander, and pollen get trapped in the fibers of your carpets and rugs. Using a HEPA filter vacuum reduces the amount of dust and pet hair in your home. Be sure to vacuum everything, including floors, furniture, upholstery, and curtains. You might invest in a robot vacuum to keep your floors clean and reduce allergens between regular vacuum sessions.

Use Allergy-Proof Bedding

Household bedding, including pillows and mattresses, can harbor allergens. Using allergen-proof bedding helps to alleviate many allergy symptoms. Look for mattress covers labeled “dust mite-proof” or “allergen-proof” to reduce allergens in the bedroom. Wash your bedding at least once a week with hot water to remove existing allergens.

Install Air Purifiers

An air purifier removes airborne allergens from your home. Shop for a purifier with a HEPA filter to remove pollen, dust, mold, and pet dander. Place air purifiers in the rooms you spend the most time in, like bedrooms and the living room. High-quality filters capture and filter out fine particles, including harmful pollutants like smoke, bacteria, and viruses, improving indoor air quality and promoting a healthier living environment.

Keep Your Home Dry

Mold thrives in moist environments. Keep your home dry and well-ventilated to reduce your exposure to mold spores. Fix leaky pipes or faucets promptly, and use a dehumidifier in humid areas such as the laundry room and basement. When cooking or showering, turn on the ventilation fan to remove moisture from the air, and allow the fan to run for at least 20 minutes.

Remove Clutter to Allergy-Proof Your Home

Clutter makes it easier for dust to accumulate in your home. Keep your home tidy by removing unnecessary items and dusting regularly. Dust hard-to-reach areas such as the top of your bookshelf, behind furniture, and ceiling fan blades.

Following these tips helps to allergy-proof and reduce symptoms like itching eyes, sneezing, and headaches. Allergies can be challenging to manage, but creating an allergen-free environment in your home makes life easier for family members. Even small changes have a significant impact on your quality of life.

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