How To Make Your Home Allergy-Proof ?

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Allergy Season!

Whether you suffer from indoor allergies, outdoor allergies, or both, you need a refuge where you can escape the sneezing, itching, and sniffling.

By making your home allergy-proof, you can enjoy better health and a more relaxing atmosphere. Your home should be a place to rest and escape from the stress of work and school. It is also a place where your friends and family gather, where children play and where you engage in fun, creative and enjoyable activity.

However, this comfort zone can be infiltrated by invisible allergens including dust mites, pollen, mold spores, and dander, which can damage your health and turn your home into an unpleasant space. By making your home allergy-proof, you can avoid the sniffling, sneezing, itching, runny nose, watery eyes and sinus trouble caused by allergens.

Allergy-proofing Your House

Basic household cleaning can help eliminate many allergens from your home. Some actions you can take to allergy-proof your home include:

Cleaning the whole house, top to bottom, every week. Do not forget those hidden corners, under the beds or the back of the closet.

Wear a dust mask and gloves to protect yourself from allergen exposure during the cleaning process.

Use a damp cloth instead of a feather duster while dusting. The cloth will capture the dust while the feather duster just recirculates it into the air.

Invest in a high efficiency vacuum with a HEPA filter for the best level of allergen removal.

Shower after you clean the house. This will remove dust and spores that settled onto your hair and skin.

Change into fresh clothes. Launder the clothes you wore while cleaning the house.

Take off your own shoes when coming into the house and ask your guests to do the same. Keep floor mats outside the door and inside the door to capture dirt, dust and pollen tracked in on shoes. Provide slippers for your guests to help keep them comfortable on non-carpeted floors.

Replace air conditioner and furnace filters according to the manufactuerer’s specifications for frequency.

Eliminate carpeting from your home. Use damp mops to remove dirt and dust from non-carpeted floors.

Instead of curtains for window coverings, use shades or blinds. Curtains gather more dust and are harder to clean than blinds or shades.

Eliminate excess moisture from your home. Use a dehumidifier in the basement or other damp areas. Dry up spills and inspect for leaks to avoid mold and mildew growth.

Areas That Deserve Special Attention

Some areas of your home need extra attention to eliminate allergens.

In the bedroom:

Wipe the bed frame with a damp cloth to get rid of dust.

Clean linens weekly.

Wash blankets monthly.

Avoid wool blankets; they can trigger allergic reactions.

Avoid foam rubber cushions. They attract mold.

Do not store stuff under the bed.

Get rid of stuffed animal collections.

Don’t eat in bed.

Get rid of bedroom curtains. Use shades or blinds instead.

In the bathroom and kitchen:

Use exhaust fans while cooking or showering to get rid of the moisture.

Keep these rooms well ventilated.

Open windows when showering and cooking.

Change bath, hand and kitchen towels regularly.

Get rid of old nespapers, magazines, and cookbooks because paper can mildew and grow mold.

Wipe the shower and sink dry after each use.

Sanitize the shower curtain monthly.

Wash and dry the toothbrush holder regularly.

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Robert had a huge allergy problems until he decided to make his whole home allergy proof. Here is the big list about what he done in order to clean the whole house.

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