Allergy-Proofing Your Home: What You Can Do To Help

24 July 2018
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog


There are different types of allergies, some are seasonal, some are food allergies, and others are animal/insect-based allergies. If you have seasonal allergies or allergies to dust and airborne pathogens, there are things you can do to improve your allergies while at home. Read on for tips to allergy-proof your home.

Replace Air Filters

Replace the air filters in your home to prevent dust from being blown throughout your house and through your ventilation system. Replace the air filter with a new one of the same type. You can tell when an air filter needs to be replaced when you have a lot of dust in your home, or by holding the air filter up to the light. If you aren't able to see light through it, the filter needs to be replaced.

Vacuum Vents

Vacuum the vents around your home with the extension hose on your vacuum cleaner. Reach into the vents as far as you can with the extension hose to remove dust and other debris. Clean the vents as well to remove dust and dander that is built up on the covers. Wash them using a gentle soap and warm water.

Vacuum Your Carpeting

Vacuum your carpeting and other hard surface floors to remove dust, dander and pet hair. If you have pets, you may have a lot of hair in your carpeting, so be sure to vacuum every few days or more often if your pet tends to shed a lot. Empty the canister outside your house to get rid of the dust and get it out of your home.

Bathe Your Pet Often

If you have a pet that sheds often, be sure to bathe him often to cut back on the amount of dander left behind. You can also take your pet to a professional groomer to have your pet groomed outside of your home, and to cut down on the hair and dander caused by grooming.

Cut Down On Scents

All of those fresh scents added to cleaners, soaps, air fresheners and other items can irritate allergies. Look for low odor cleaners and soaps so as to not further irritate allergies or cause breathing difficulties.

Maintain Humidity Levels

Too much humidity in a home may lead to mold and mildew growth. Keep an eye on the levels of humidity in your home and run a dehumidifier if need be to reduce the amount of humidity in your home.

If you or someone in your home has allergies, do something to help improve them when at home. Contact a medical office like Allergy & Asthma Centers SC about other allergy safe tips for the home.