Ways to Reduce Allergens in Your Home

Even mild allergies can make resting in your home a struggle during the allergy season. However, there are ways to protect your home from mold, dust, pollen, and other allergens, helping you and your family to combat allergy-induced discomfort.

Here’s our top tips for keeping your home allergen-free:

Use Bamboo Cloths for Dusting

Dusting is the best way to reduce potential irritants in your home. While it’s incredibly satisfying to see dust, pet fur, and the other materials trapped in a feather duster, it doesn’t always keep them there. Moving the duster around can fling those particles back into the air without your knowledge.

By using a material like a bamboo cloth that attracts and locks in dust, you’ll prevent this unintentional redistribution of dust throughout your home.

Change and Clean Your AC Filters

All of the air in your house goes through your AC filters. And while they do a great job of getting particles out of the air, if too much dust and particles get built up, your AC filters become much less effective. Giving them a proper cleaning or even installing a more effective HEPA filter can help to keep irritating particles out of the air.

Keep Allergen-Collecting Surfaces Clean

Cloth is a great place for allergens to hide and collect. Curtains, linens, and carpets trap in mold, dust, pollen, pet hair, and more. By regularly washing bedding (especially pillowcases that end up right near your nose and mouth) and vacuuming at least once a week, you’ll greatly reduce the allergens that end up near your face.

If you have the option, opt for hardwood or tile flooring throughout the home, as allergens struggle to stick to these materials.

Clean Your Mattress

You spend hours in your bed each night. If your sleeping space is covered in allergens, you can wake up feeling stuffy and groggy before your day has even begun. Sprinkle baking soda over your mattress, leave for a few minutes, and then vacuum it up to dispose of allergens hidden inside.

Trap the Allergens Outside

The best line of defense is to not allow allergens inside at all! Keep your windows and doors closed, remove your shoes upon entering your home, and have a doormat ready to collect allergens before they are distributed throughout your house.

Maintain a Healthy HVAC System

Ensuring that the air flowing through your home is clean and healthy is an important part of protecting yourself and your loved ones from the effects of allergies. Whether you need a routine check-up or an entire system overhaul, Cascade Mechanical can provide you with the help you need at a price you can afford. Contact us today to learn how our friendly professionals can help you to keep your home happy and healthy.