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5 Ways to Allergy-Proof Your Home This Spring!

And We Thought Spring would never get here!!

It’s Here and So is Allergy Season!!

mattress on an unmade bed

1. Once you’ve established what causes your allergies, work your way around the house eliminating those specific allergens, starting with your bedroom. If dust is one of your problems, cover your mattress and pillows with zip-on dust mite covers.

woman laying down door mats outside and inside an entryway

2. Lay down two doormats at each entryway—one outside, one inside—to keep outdoor irritants from finding their way inside. Or, have your family and guests remove their shoes when they enter, so they don’t spread allergens around.

vacuum in use cleaning a carpet

3.  Make sure your vacuum has a HEPA filter, if not, switch to one that does. They’re specially made to trap particles as tiny as 0.3 microns—which means they’ll be able to capture most allergens.

person changing a filter on a heating system

4. Don’t forget to clean or replace the filters in your heating and cooling system. Just follow the manufacturers’ instructions on timing and frequency. For a good overview of different types of filters and replacement requirements, check  your manual, or have it professionally cleaned.

a collection of cleaning materials below a sink

5. Most people forget to look under the kitchen sink,.it’s a prime spot for mold growth when pipes drip. Pull everything out of the cabinet and inspect the interior carefully for signs of leaks. Also look for mouse droppings and cockroach webs, since rodents and bugs can trigger allergies, too. Get leaks fixed, seal holes, clean the area, and keep it tidy and dry to eliminate irritant build-up.

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