Nine Ways to Reduce Allergies and Mold in Your Home, Part 2

Thursday, 15 November 2018 11:13

In our previous post, we described how your home should be your refuge, but often, indoor air quality is worse than outdoor air. It can be up to ten times more polluted because contaminants are essentially trapped inside. How can you ensure your home won’t trigger an attack? Here is part two, four more steps that will help you breathe easier:

6. It’s not the heat; it’s the humidity. Humidity provides perfect conditions for mold and mildew growth. If levels are high in your home, invest in a dehumidifier. Those of us in the south know that they are worth the relatively small initial cost!

 

7. Clear the clutter. A pile of clothes, shelves of knickknacks, paperwork… the clutter we all accumulate provides nice living conditions for bacteria, dust, and other allergens. Take some time to sort out what you need from what you can let go of. Donate washed items, recycle, and throw anything that isn’t contributing to a clean, healthy, happy home.

 

8. Consider air purifiers. If allergies are running rampant, try an air purifier with a HEPA filter. In conjunction with your other steps - cleaning, reducing clutter, changing air filters, etc. - this can help clear the air.

 

9. Create a cleaning routine. You do not have to become a slave to your home to reduce allergens. But putting in some time will help you create a breathe-easy environment.

Daily Chores:

  • Do a quick vacuum (at least twice weekly)
  • Wash your dishes and clean out the sink
  • Wipe down your shower after each use

Weekly Chores:

  • Do a thorough vacuum
  • Vacuum the drapes/curtains
  • Wipe down your window sills
  • Dust (use a mask if this bothers you)
  • Wash your bedding

And stay on the lookout for clutter, leaks, and mold buildup so you can attack it!

Allergies are no joke. They can have a significant impact on your quality of life. Your home should be the space where you can really relax and unwind: keeping it as free of allergens as possible is critical. Want to breathe easier? We can help with leaks, water filters, installations, and other tasks that will improve indoor air quality.

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