allergies

How to protect your home against allergy season

Allergy season is coming or is the allergy season all the time happening around us?

Some people are allergic to dust and dust is present in the house all the time. Same can be said if you have pets which are moving willingly around the house and leaving their pet dander and other potential allergens all over the house. Or maybe it is spring, and your allergic reactions are triggered by the pollen. Whatever triggers your allergic reactions there are some things you could do to prevent allergies.

1. Leave Outdoor Shoes at Door Entrance

Every family member needs to have their in-house shoes. Whenever they enter the house, they should switch shoes and put on house shoes. With this simple strategy, outdoor pollution will stay at your doors. Pollen, dust and other natural allergens will not enter the house. Just make sure you clean house shoes often because staying in the same shoes for a long time may give them a bad odor.

2. Vacuum Cleaner is Important

If you own a cheap vacuum cleaner and you don’t use it very often, then you know that when you do use it, some weird smell is in the air. And that smell makes you sneeze. Well, that is the product of the bad vacuum cleaner. Instead of the standard cheap vacuum cleaner, you should be looking to buy a true HEPA vacuum cleaner which will not only remove allergens by sucking them, but it will also prevent spreading the dust all over the house.

3. Fight The Mold

Mold loves moisture. Most likely places where mold may grow are bathroom and kitchen. You need to keep both of these rooms clean. If the mold grows, you need fight it. Best way to combat it is to wipe it with vinegar or baking soda. But mold spores are already airborne and mold may grow or move to other parts of the house. To fight mold spores, you need the air purifier.

4. Get an Air Purifier

One of the best ways to remove all allergens from your house is to use an air purifier. An air purifier will filter your air and remove all known allergens from pollen, dust, pet dander and even mold spores and other minuscule particles that may trigger allergic reactions in your body. When you are looking for an air purifier look for the one that has a true HEPA filter. Just like with the vacuum cleaner, the best air purifier has a true HEPA filter which can remove all particles from the air that are larger than 0.03 microns.

5. Place Air Purifying Plants

Some plants have the power to purify the air. Some of the plants can even remove hazardous gases. By putting the plants in your home, you will get more oxygen into the house, and if you place plants like Aloe Vera, you can have much better air in the room. Just be careful when introducing water into the plant, you don’t want to bring the moisture in the room to the level that is high enough for mold to grow.

6. Clean Air Conditioner

You need to clean your air conditioner regularly. You need to remove all the dust that got on the air conditioner through the winter time, and you need to replace or wash the air filters. It is essential to keep your air conditioner clean because the air conditioner can be the number one source of allergens.

Final Thought

These are just some of the ways that you can do to prevent allergens from attacking you. My advice is to use all of them because all of the methods mentioned above are simple enough to use. Maybe buying a good vacuum cleaner and air purifier is the expensive thing to do, but if you really want to fight the allergens these two products are must have by every household looking for better fresh air in the rooms.

You should always keep in mind that allergens are outside and you should not bring them in house. If you are regularly exercising outdoors it is best to do that later in the day because then there is not so much pollen and dust in the air. If you have pets, keep them outside or keep them clean by washing their feet regularly.