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4 Easy Ways to Allergy Proof Your Home

by | Nov 16, 2017 | Blog

Nowadays, more and more people are becoming allergic to a thing or two. One of the most common allergens is dust. If any of your family members is allergic to it, the following tips can help.

Choose window treatments carefully
Avoid hanging heavy dry-clean-only drapes and small-slatted blinds, as they are dust magnets and can be difficult to clean. Instead, opt for easy-to-clean, lightweight window treatments that are less likely to attract and hold dust and pollen. Ideal choices in drapes are washable, synthetic curtains. Other good choices include cleanable roller shades and blinds or shutters with large slats that are easy to vacuum and wipe down. Source: Learn.AllergyAndAir

Use a vacuum with a HEPA filter
Vacuum once or twice a week. Make sure your vacuum has a HEPA filter. Some allergens are so small that they pass right through a regular vacuum filter. That means that every time you vacuum, you could be sucking them off the floor and shooting them into the air, where you breathe them in. Source: WebMD

Wash linens regularly
Set a schedule for regular cleaning and washing of linens. Then stick to it! Real improvements may not be noticeable for several months because it takes several washings to get rid of the mite infestation. And if you slack off, a whole new crop will move in. Washing linens regularly not only kills dust mites, it also reduces their food source (i.e., dead skin flakes). Washing only kills the adult mites, however, not their larvae. That’s why it’s important to wash linens weekly — every week there’s a new crop of critters. Source: Health.HowStuffWorks

Purify the air
Replace filters in fans and heating and cooling systems. This is key for keeping the air in your home clean. Each time you change the filter in your bathroom exhaust system or air conditioning or heating system, mark the next change date on the calendar. Source: Houzz

Making your home dust-free before you’ll have to spend all your time indoors this winter can help you avoid an allergic episode. We have the perfect window treatment for you. Call us!


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