Posted on: 26 January 2017
If you suffer from allergy symptoms that seem only to arise when you're spending time at home, there is a good chance that the cause of your symptoms lies somewhere within the walls of your household. Here are a few things you can do to get to the bottom of your allergy symptoms at home once and for all:
Get Rid of the Carpeting
Carpeting tends to trap all kinds of allergens such as mold, dust, and animal dander inside, and when you step on it, those allergens get released into the air and are then ingested by the people spending time indoors. To minimize the buildup of allergens throughout your home, it's a good idea to get rid of any carpeting where possible – including large area rugs. Replace the carpet with linoleum, tile, or wood so you can sweep and mop away allergens on a regular basis. If you can't get rid of all the carpeting in your home, have it professionally steam cleaned a couple of times a year to get rid of trapped allergens and reduce your symptoms.
Invest in Mold Testing
Exposure to mold can trigger allergic symptoms that are uncomfortable and inconvenient, so it's important to have your home tested for mold once or twice a year depending on how much humidity your household produces inside. The mold buildup in your home may not be identifiable with your naked eye, so a professional should inspect each room and treat any problems areas as required. If mold can build up, it can wreak havoc and result in the need for structural repairs as time goes on. Having your home inspected for mold even if you don't suspect a problem will help ensure that you don't end up with a problem later down the line.
Leave Your Shoes Outside
Your shoes pick up all kinds things while you walk around outside. Dust, chemicals, pollen, and other nasty stuff can easily be tracked into your home if you walk around inside wearing the same shoes you've been walking around outside in. Place a weatherproof shoe rack next to your front door outside where you and your family members can store outside shoes while they aren't in use, so they never have to come inside. Place another rack near the interior side of the door where slippers and indoor shoes can be kept so people can put them on upon entering the home.
These tips and tricks should help cut down on your overall allergy symptoms and will aid you in determining just what's causing them in the first place.Share