5 Changes to Make To Your Home If You Suffer From A Dust Allergy

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Spring is almost upon us, with its promise of sunshine, warmth and longer days. But it also ushers in allergy season. With so much going on, you may need to find ways to help combat allergies at home.

We spend over 8 hours a day in our bedrooms so it makes sense to focus on that first. Here are five simple but efficient things you can do to cut down on dust, mold and pollen in your bedroom.


Say Goodbye to Allergens and Hello to Fresh and Clean Air

Allergens are a hazard to healthy living and you can have difficult times in trying to figure out how to get rid of them.

Here are some ways you can try to help eliminate these microns from your bedroom.


Get Rid of the Clutter

The less stuff you have in your bedroom, the more unlikely allergens will have a place to hang out. Moreover, it will be easy for you to clean your room thoroughly once a week.

You might also need to remove the old rags you hang on to, knickknacks, magazines, and rotting newspapers, clothes and other porous items.

Since you and stubborn allergens both spend a lot of time in your bedroom, it’s a great place to focus on first.


Purify Your Bedroom’s Air

Making your home allergen-free sounds like a daunting task. Right? It is in fact, not fair, considering that you’re going to be battling against millions of mold spores, dust mites, and pollen.

By good fortune, you’re smarter than these minute and irritating microbes, and following these few tips will help you keep these microbes at bay.

  • Having your home well-ventilated and designing it with non-leaking ductwork is the first line of defense against letting allergens into your living space.
  • Use HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) purifiers. These will capture almost 99.99% of microns, making your home fresh and crisp. If you need unbiased advice on the best air purifier for your home, have a look at ByPurify’s best air purifiers guide.
  • Keep the humidity level in your house at about 50%. Mold love moisture; dust and pollen, on the other hand, are easily stirred in dry air.
  • Be sure to close your windows when pollen counts are at the highest level. That is, early in the morning hours, between 10 am and 3 pm, and in windy conditions.
  • Pollen and mold spores have a habit of settling on clothing, so when you get home outdoors, remove your outer garments in the mudroom, and take a shower.


Make Sure Your Bedroom’s En-Suite Bathroom is Spotless

Your bathroom plays host to mold whereas your bedroom hosts dust mites. Therefore, you need to:

  • Always inspect your water pipes for leaks and if there are any, fix them.
  • Clean your walls with a nontoxic cleaner.
  • Ensure that you route the ventilation fans to the outside, and run them for 30 minutes after every shower or bath.
  • Lastly, scrub the mold on your pipes and fixtures.


Get Rid of Dust Generators in Your Room

Fabrics and rugs generate dust by the breaking down of fibers. You need to get yourself some washable throw rugs over wood or tiled floors. Secondly, damp mop regularly, clean walls and other allergen-prone surfaces.

If you must have carpets in your bedroom, make them short and vacuum them weekly with a HEPA filter vacuum system. According to ByPurify.com, having a premium vacuum cleaner will help eliminate any allergens from your home.


Invest in Smart Landscaping Outside Your Bedroom

If your bedroom overlooks your garden, you need to make smart decisions when it comes to landscaping. The yellow, sticky pollen bees carry from plant to plant does not cause allergic reactions.  The tiny, lightweight particles blown about by wind are the allergen-triggering culprits.

Don’t add allergenic trees like the male maple and ash to your garden. Instead, plant low-allergy trees like dogwood and magnolia. The female ash and maple trees are also low-allergy but always purchase them from a dependable nursery source to gain assurance of the tree's gender.

We’ve listed the top 5 changes that you can make to reduce the amount of dust in your bedroom environment, once you’ve made the shift you should experience a dramatic reduction in your allergies.

Mark Johnson is the Marketing Manager at ByPurify, a leading online resource specializing in clean air technology in the areas of vacuum cleaners and air purifiers. The site offers reviews and buying guides to help their clients make their homes and offices a clean, allergy-free space.

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