Reducing Allergens in Your Home

Having indoor allergies can make it challenging to feel comfortable within your own home. It’s allergy season outside, why suffer from allergies inside as well? Dust, dander, and mold are the most common household allergens. Here are some helpful tips to make your home allergen-free:


Have a Regular Cleaning Schedule

Cleaning your home on a regularly and frequently will reduce allergens. It is important to consistently dust, vacuum, and launder linens weekly to keep indoor allergens from accumulating.


Take Off Shoes Immediately When You Enter the Home

Put a shoe mat at all entrances of your home. This will encourage people to wipe their feet outside and leave their shoes by the door inside. This will prevent the outdoors from being tracked through your home.


Remove Carpet

Consider having carpets replaced with hardwood. Not only is hardwood easier to clean, but then area rugs can be moved outside to be aired out periodically.  


Replace Air Filters

Replace air filters in heating and cooling systems regularly. Check how often the filters you are using reccomend being changed, most encourage changing filters every 1-3 months. This will keep fresh air circulating throughout your home.


Open Windows

Unless you also have seasonal allergies, open the windows to air out the home. Letting fresh air circulate will help eliminate allergens floating throughout the home.  


Get a Better Vacuum Cleaner

Think about investing in a better, higher-quality vacuum cleaner. This will make cleaning carpets more effective, picking up the dander and dust that could be causing the allergies.


Go Green With Cleaning Products

The harsh chemicals in cleaning products can agitate allergens more.  To prevent this, switch to cleaning with “green”, all-natural alternatives.   

How do you reduce allergens in your home? Do you have any tips that we didn’t mention in this article? We love hearing from our readers!  


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