When you suffer from allergies, it’s important to take into account the numerous places allergens can be hiding in your Laplace, Louisiana, home. Here are just a few spots where you’re likely to find indoor allergens.
On the Carpet
Carpeted floors are a leading source of indoor allergens. You can easily track pollen, dust mites, and other allergens into or throughout the home on your shoes, depositing them in carpeted areas. Walking across carpeting can also stir up those allergens, causing you to sneeze, cough, experience a stuffy or running nose, or itch.
Removing the carpet can drastically remove those indoor allergens, but if you don’t want to make such a drastic change, be sure to vacuum your floors regularly with a HEPA vacuum. An air purifier also helps.
In the Bed
Dust mites are a major allergen we’re all exposed to nightly because they thrive in bedding. Worst of all, it’s the dust mite waste that causes allergic reactions. Fortunately, it’s easy to keep dust mites in check by washing your bedding in hot water weekly to get rid of the dust mite fecal matter.
Additionally, you may want to invest in mattress and pillow covers, which you can take off and wash, keeping dust mites from accumulating deep inside your mattress or pillows.
In the Air
Mold is a year-round allergen that can grow just about anywhere in a home, especially in moist rooms such as the basement or bathroom. Using an exhaust fan when you’re showering is a must, but even this doesn’t always address the problem.
HVAC add-ons such as UV lamps kill airborne mold at the source. You can also schedule an expert air duct cleaning to ensure your ductwork is free from any mold or mildew.
With so many places throughout the home harboring allergens, it takes some effort to ensure they’re kept in check. Call Bryans United Air Conditioning at 504-208-2071 to learn more about our HVAC and indoor air quality services. We’ll have you breathing easier in no time.
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