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Ah --- Spring and Allergens are in the Air--Here are a Few Practical Tips to Control Allergens

April 26th, 2017 9:09 PM by Dan Howard

Stop the allergens before they make their way into your home.

·         Use doormats to trap allergens

·         Keep windows closed when you or the neighbors cut the grass

·         Make sure you have good window screens if you open the windows

·         Take shoes off at the door

·         Do not smoke indoors

Reduce the allergens that are created indoors

·         Don’t bring dirty or dusty items into the home

·         Repair any leaks. That includes plumbing, roof, basement or any other leaks

·         Do not bring moldy furniture, boxes or other contents into the home

·         Carefully carry dusty attic, garage or other stored items to the exterior and clean surfaces before bringing into your home


Avoid circulating allergens

·         Wipe dusty areas with damp rags avoiding stirring up dust

·         Use sweepers with HEPA filters, not traditional bagged sweepers

·         Wash bedding often

·         Dry furnishings, linens, carpets if they get wet to avoid mold

·         Keep throw rugs cleaned

·         Clean or change furnace filters often

·         Clean air conditioner drip pans and screens often

·         Clean the drip tray under refrigerators and freezers


Control indoor humidity

·         Use kitchen and bath fans

·         Vent these fans to the exterior, not the attic or other indoor area 

·         Dehumidify all areas of the home to no more than 45% relative humidity

·         Run air conditioners or dehumidifiers when you are away.

·         You want to maintain low humidity conditions in the hone even when you are away.

Posted in:Healthy Home and tagged: Allergens
Posted by Dan Howard on April 26th, 2017 9:09 PM



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