How To Reduce Allergens in Your Home

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Did you know that if you controlled the air quality in your home that you could reduce allergy and asthma? According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, allergy and asthma symptoms begin at home. What are allergens? They are substances that cause allergic reactions and trigger asthma symptoms in some people. Allergen particles are carried in the air and will settle onto surfaces throughout your home. In other words, dust and pet dander are major allergens throughout a home.

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How To Reduce Allergens in Your Home

1.) Dust Surfaces

Stay on top of the dust mites by dusting frequently. Having a device like a Swiffer duster handy and at the ready will help you reduce the amount of dust that you find on surfaces throughout your home.

2.) Vacuum Floors

Depending on your circumstances (e.g., kids, pets, etc.), you should vacuum your floors on a regular basis. From daily to a few times a week, vacuuming will help reduce the amount of allergies that collect on your floor surfaces.

3.) Control Pet Dander

Make sure you bathe and brush your pets regularly to help lessen the amount of pet dander found throughout your home.

4.) Wash Curtains and Blinds

Wash cotton curtains per the instructions on the label. Wipe down blinds to remove the dust.

5.) Close Windows

During pollen season, keep your windows closed so that pollen doesn't enter your home. Also, be sure to keep your windows clean and free of condensation.

6.) Remove Clutter

Clutter has a tendency to pile up in most homes. Oftentimes, it's difficult to clean around or in clutter. So, what's the easy way to deal with clutter? That's simple. Remove it from your surfaces. The removal of clutter will help decrease the pile up of dust.

7.) Change Air Filters

Use an air filtration system that combats allergens. The Filtrete Healthy Living Ultimate Allergen Reduction Filter MPR 1900 is effective at capturing 93% of large airborne particles such as dust, pollen and mold spores from the air passing through the filter. It also attracts and captures microscopic allergens like pet dander, smoke, household dust and microscopic particles that can carry bacteria and viruses. For more information, be sure to visit http://www.filrete.com.

How do you reduce the allergens in your home?

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Filtrete. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Also, this photo is courtesy of Flickr.

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