Achoo! Sniffle, sniffle. Ways to reduce allergens in your home.Indoor Air Quality
Achoo! Sniffle, sniffle…Does this sound familiar?
1 in 5 Americans suffer from allergies. In fact, as I write this, I do so with a box of kleenex nearby.
Are you frustrated by a dripping nose and itchy, watery eyes due to allergies? One way to reduce allergens in your home and hopefully minimize some of my symptoms.
Did you know that one of the main culprits of allergens in you home is dust mites. These mites are microscopic pests that live in your bedding, mattresses, upholstered furniture, carpets or curtains of your home. They are one of the major indoor triggers of allergy and asthma.
According to the American Lung Association, you can take action to reduce or eliminate dust mites in your home. One way to combat these dust mites is in how you clean your floors.
“Damp mop floors often. If you must retain the carpet, use a vacuum cleaner with a high efficiency filter or a central vacuum cleaner. When dusting, use a damp mop or damp cloth to reduce the amount of dust stirred up when cleaning.”It looks like I will be pulling out my central vacuum and get to cleaning. As for the new microfiber kit to wet mop my tile and wood floors.
For more tips on removing allergens from your home, visit www.lungusa.org/healthy-air/home/resources
Have you found something that has worked to reduce your allergy symptoms? If so, share with us your ideas.