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Making Your Home Allergy-Free

Spring has finally sprung! It’s that time of year when the weather gets warmer, the sun stays out longer, and allergens descend upon your home like it’s nobody’s business. The most common allergens and asthma triggers live inside your home and can cause you to experience a multitude of health problems if they are not addressed. Lucky for you, these tips can help you keep your home allergy-free!

Take Cleaning Precautions

If you’re using a dry feather duster to clean your home, all you’re doing is kicking the dust-up from your furniture into the air you’re breathing. Use a damp microfiber cloth that attracts dust, and wear a dust mask to protect yourself from allergens.

Vacuum Up Allergens

Vacuuming your carpets and furniture is a great way to control the amount of dust and allergens in your home. However, vacuuming still can send dust into the air, so make sure you use a vacuum with a HEPA filter in order to trap small dust particles.

Wash Away Allergens

Your pillows, bedding, and throw rugs are paradises for dust mites. Once a week, wash your sheets, pillowcases, and blankets in very hot water, and dry them in high-temperature dryers to kill dust mites. Use allergen-proof cases on your mattresses and non-washable items as well.

Invest in Air Purifiers & Humidity Controllers

Dust particles thrive in spaces where there is little moisture. Adding a humidifier can increase moisture levels and reduce the number of allergens in your home. Air purifiers can also help control the amount of dust and mold in your home as long as you use ones with HEPA filters.

Wahl Family Heating, Cooling, & Plumbing can install whole-home air purifiers and humidity control units in your house to keep it dust and allergen-free. Homeowners and businesses in the Pittsburgh metro area have been trusting us since 1980, so you can rest assured that we will deliver you the best service possible. Help your family breathe easier, and call us at (412) 265-2662.