Living with allergies can be unpleasant, especially when you can’t even find relief in your own home. Luckily, it is possible to alleviate indoor allergies; just follow these six tips from the Air Treatment Company:
Dust the right way.
Are you still using feather dusters to clean your home? Throw them away and upgrade to microfiber cloths, which trap dust particles instead of kicking them up into the air. You should also take a top-to-bottom approach when dusting your home: start at the ceiling and work your way down to the floor.
Invest in a HEPA air filtration system.
A High Efficiency Particulate Air (or HEPA) filtration system eliminates more than 99.97% of airborne particles in your home. This one simple device can help prevent illnesses, eliminate allergy symptoms, remove odors, and reduce dust.
Leave your shoes at the door.
If you wear shoes around the house, you could be tracking in all kinds of dirt, pesticides, and allergens. Keep two doormats at each entryway (one inside, one outside) and implement a strict no-shoes policy for your family members and guests.
Mitigate the mold.
Mold isn’t just unsightly, it is one of the biggest contributors to indoor allergies. Keep your eyes out for mold in damp, humid areas in your home, such as the bathroom, attic, and unfinished basements. If you spot mold growing anywhere in the home, your best bet is to have it professionally removed.
Have your air ducts professionally cleaned.
You may not pay attention to your home’s air ducts, but they are a common hiding spot for allergens such as dust, mold, pollen, and pet dander. Having your ducts professionally cleaned every 3-5 years can minimize the spread of these allergens throughout your home.
Take control of your humidity levels.
Areas with high humidity are a breeding ground for dust mites and mold. If you notice any of these warning signs of high humidity, consider investing in a whole-home dehumidifier. These products connect directly to your home HVAC system and can control humidity levels throughout your entire house, unlike portable models which are only effective for one room.
If you live in Fairfax County, Virginia, trust the experts at Air Treatment Company to help you clean the air in your home. We offer a wide range of products designed to improve air quality, including filtration systems, whole-home dehumidifiers, and more. Contact us online to get started, or call (703) 270-0881.