3 Ways To Allergy-Proof Your Home This Spring
As we begin to hear the cheery singing of birds and watch as the trees and flowers bloom, it’s a breath of fresh air to have made it through yet another cold winter. However, the spring season inevitably brings with it that seasonal inconvenience.
Allergies affect around 50 million people in the United States, and this number is rising. If you are part of this statistic, there are three ways you can take the upper-hand and allergy-proof your home this spring.
1. Avoid Carpet
Thick carpets and rugs are famous for trapping allergens, and, even when you regularly vacuum and shampoo your carpets, it is impossible to completely eradicate them.
If you have the option of replacing your carpets with an alternative such as ceramic tiles or hardwood, it’s an investment that can pay back as you will suffer less.
If this is out of your budget, consider purchasing a removable full-size rug that can be cleaned professionally with ease.
2. Avoiding Entrance
The best defense against allergens is to prevent them from ever entering the home. While this can be difficult, especially if you have pets or small children, there are steps you can take that will make a difference.
For starters, ensure windows stay closed. Also, make sure other entryways remain closed and strongly encourage others in the home to join you in your efforts. You should also keep a watchful eye on the current pollen count in your area. On days when the count is low, you can indulge in a cool spring breeze.
3. Proper Grooming
Just like carpet, allergens are also known to become trapped in our hair. If you spend a day outdoors, make sure you take a shower as soon after coming home as possible as well as other members of the family.
And don’t forget to include your furry friends in this grooming process as their fur is just as susceptible as your hair.
Your house is not your home when you don’t have control of the environment. Allergens lurk invisibly, and they could easily be lurking in your home without you ever being aware.
The walls of your home should protect you from allergens, not harbor them. For more ways to protect yourself or for professional advice to allergy-proof your home this spring, our staff can help. Give us a call today for a consultation.
Constantly sneezing in your Mississauga home? Call Bosco Home Services at (416) 405-8632 today, and breathe in the fresh air.