How To Reduce Allergens In Your Home

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Your home is your safe haven, but if you have allergies your safe haven may not feel quite so safe to you. Your home holds a lot of allergens that could make your allergies much worse if you don't do something about them. Read below for tips on how to reduce the allergens in your home.

Vacuum Often

Vacuum your home often with a canister vacuum. A canister vacuum rather than a bag vacuum helps keep allergens down, as the canister can be emptied and even cleaned to remove as much dust as possible. Vacuum your entire home from top to bottom at least once or more per week. If you have a pet in your home that sheds a lot, you may want to consider vacuuming more often. If you are the one with allergies you may want to vacuum wearing a mask or have someone else in your home handle the vacuuming. 

Dust Hard Surfaces

Dust the hard surfaces around your home to remove dust from tables, counter and other surfaces. Use an un-scented product when cleaning, or find products that are hypoallergenic to clean with. Dust at least once per week or more to trap allergens and remove them from your home.

Remove Smells

Burning candles that can be overwhelming may trigger your allergies, scented soaps and laundry detergent can also trigger your allergies. Keep smells to a minimum and use un-scented products. These products may cause rashes in addition to other allergy symptoms. 

Wash Bedding Often

Wash your bedding, pillows and blankets around your home often. Your bedding and other blankets in your home can accumulate with dust and dander, in addition to other allergens that can cause a flare up of your allergies. Wash your items in hot water and wash them at least a few times per month or more often if you have severe allergies. Be sure to also vacuum your mattress.

Change Your Air Filter

The air filter in your HVAC system should be changed at least once per month to help trap allergens and keep dust and dander down in your house. The air filter will trap these allergens and prevent them from being blown back into your household. You can find new air filters at your local hardware store. Simply open the control panel and remove the old filter, then replace it with the new one.

Reduce the allergens in your home so your safe haven can feel safe for you once again. Talk to your physician about other things you can do to reduce allergens in your home.

You can also consult a company like Dino Peds about allergy testing.


5 April 2018

Outstanding In-Home Care

When my mother fell at home and broke her hip, we all thought that we were going to have no choice to put her in a nursing home when she got out of the hospital. My mother had always asked us kids to avoid putting her in any kind of home, but we didn’t know what else we could do. None of us were capable of giving her the kind of rehabilitation and care that she needed. Then her doctor suggested that we find out if her insurance covered in-home care. I didn’t even know that that was an option. I was pleased to discover that in-home care was covered by her plan. Now she gets great care from nurses and nurse assistants that come right to her in her home, where she wants to be. It’s a great option, and I’m so glad we have it.