As the spring months approach, seasonal allergies are enough to worry about on their own — now add indoor allergies, and you’re set up for a real headache. With countless symptoms (i.e., a running nose and scratchy throat), there’s only so much one can handle.
And since suffering from just one of these allergic reactions is enough to drive anyone crazy, our team at Pipe Wrench Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Inc. have some handy tips to share on how to limit your exposure to indoor allergies throughout all seasons.
Here are 3 Ways to Defeat Indoor Allergies
Install an Air Purification System
When the air in your house becomes humid, it can heighten indoor allergy symptoms and may take a toll on your overall well-being. And with health-related issues at the forefront of people’s minds nowadays, it’s evident that those who suffer from indoor-related allergies may need to install an air purification system within their humble abode — which can also help ease health problems and reduce sickness.
Ensure your Basement is Dry
With temperatures fluctuating in Tennessee, sometimes lower levels of a home can become humid and wet. As these areas are more susceptible to these conditions, a basement becomes the perfect place for mold and other indoor allergens to grow in your home. However, investing in a dehumidifier can be just the trick to rid these pesky nuisances. Furthermore, sealing and repairing pipes to avoid water leaks (and prevent pipe bursts) can also provide peace of mind to make sure that the space stays as dry as can be.
Stay on Top of Washing your Bedding
In a perfect world, we’d like to say that it’s easy to keep on top of all of the chores that we have to do on a daily and weekly basis. But, when it comes to indoor allergies, it’s crucial to hold yourself accountable and wash your bedding weekly.
Since dust mites find homes within warm environments, your bedding is the perfect place for these bugs. Getting a mattress, box spring, and pillow cover that keeps allergens at bay, while washing your bedding weekly in hot water, can keep your cozy bed dust mite-free!
Vacuum your Home Weekly
Another way to keep your indoor air quality in tip-top shape is to vacuum your home, weekly, with a machine that has a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter. Doing this will not only help remove any visible debris from your flooring, but this special filter will also help pick up very small, invisible allergens that make their way inside your living space (i.e., opting not to take your shoes off, at the front door, when you arrive home).