How To Clear Your Indoor Air Of Allergens

How To Clear Your Indoor Air Of Allergens

Fighting allergens in your home can feel like a losing battle during the summer months. You’ll finish cleaning an area only to find dirt and pollen left from the outdoor play of kids and pets. Not only is this chore frustrating, but it can also make the fun summer months a breathing nightmare. Fortunately, you can find several ways to reduce allergens and keep your home cleaner. Follow the three steps below to stop the spread of allergies and deter more dust and pollen from entering your home.

Stop Allergens From Entering Your Home

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Are you inviting allergies into your home through the front door? By limiting how far the outside makes it into your home, you can prevent pollen from getting to your bedrooms and living room. First, stop kids and pets as soon as they come inside. Ask your kids to take off their shoes and wipe down the paws of your pets. Not only will this routine catch pollen, but it will also keep your floors cleaner.
Next, ask your kids to change into indoor clothes and leave their outdoor clothes by the door or by the laundry area. Installing a floor mat and shoe rack can also cut down on the amount of outdoor allergens tracked inside.

Change Your HVAC System Air Filter Regularly
One of the main culprits of allergens spreading through the home is your home’s HVAC system. Pollen, dirt, and dust spread through ductwork and make breathing in bedrooms and common areas difficult. Many experts recommend changing your air filter once a month, so you’ll want to buy replacement filters in bulk and set yourself reminders to change them. If you’re particularly sensitive to allergies, consider upgrading your air filter to catch more particles.

If you don’t change your air filter monthly, consider changing it every month around a major holiday. If you change your air filters on Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Fourth of July, and Halloween, you’ll get close to changing the filter every other month. Your replacement schedule doesn’t have to be perfect, but you don’t want to go six months without an air filter change.

Strategically Clean Your Home
Your bedroom is one of the worst offenders for allergy creation. Your bedsheets create dust mites which then pool in hard-to-reach places such as under the bed. To remove this dust, you need to clean strategically. For example, always start by dusting. Even if you use damp cloths to collect the dust, a large amount of dust will get pushed into the air.

Dust everything and let these particles settle before you vacuum and strip your bedsheets. If you throw your sheets into the wash and then dust, you could be letting allergens settle on your mattress before covering the mattress with your clean sheets. By planning your course of attack against allergens in your home, you’ll be ready to remove as many dust particles as possible.
You can’t totally prevent dust from forming in your home or keep out all pollen and dirt. However, by following the steps listed above and getting creative with dust-removal techniques, you can turn your home into an allergen-reduced haven for your family.  

Health Comes First: Easy Ways To Make Your Home A Healthier Environment For Your Kids

Health Comes First: Easy Ways To Make Your Home A Healthier Environment For Your Kids

Health Comes First : One thing I think all parents worry about is how healthy the home is for their child. After all, we want them to have happy and healthy lives. And while we can’t control what happens outside of the property, we can make a big difference in the humble abode. Therefore, here are some easy ways to make your home a healthier environment for your kids.

Make sure there is plenty of air in your home

To ensure your home is healthy for your kid, you need to make sure there is plenty of air in the property. After all, if the home is stuffy and too hot, your child could end up with bugs like the flu before long. Therefore, it’s a good idea to let some air into your home. It might be that you keep the windows open for a short amount of time each day. That way, it will be nice and airy for your kids. However, make sure the air in your home is pure for the kids. After all, you don’t want them breathing in dirty air which can affect their health. Therefore, you ought to consider getting an air purifier which will ensure the air is pure for your family!

Add some plants to your property

One of the easiest ways that you can make your home healthier is by investing in some plants. After all, they can clear the air and ensure it’s pure for your kids. And plants in your home have been found to have some calming benefits! Therefore, you should get some plants which you can put around the house for the sake of your family. And you might even consider growing some yourself. It will be a fun thing to do that the whole family can get involved in,. Just make sure you get everything you need, so they grow well in your home. In fact, you have to see this to ensure you have the right things to grow your plants in the property.



Use green products for cleaning

A lot of people don’t realize how many toxins are in cleaning products for the home. And then they put their kids at risk of health problems. After all, some of the products can trigger people’s asthma and can lead to breathing problems. Therefore, avoid any chemical-based products for the sake of your family. In fact, you might want to opt for green products instead which will ensure you keep your home a healthy environment for your family. Or you could even make some of your own; check out this site for some home brewed ideas for cleaning product alternatives.



Tackle dust quickly in the home

Dust is one of homeowner’s biggest enemies. After all, it can get everywhere in your home. And if it builds up, it can put your little one’s health at risk. It can often aggravate asthma symptoms, leave your kid coughing away. Therefore, to ensure it doesn’t cause a big issue, you should make sure you tackle dust quickly in your home. Clean your home regularly, and remember to get hidden dust too which is at the top of doors and under the bed!

And once you have made the inside a healthier environment, read my previous blog to deal with the garden!



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