6 ways to create a hypoallergenic home
- Your throat is scratchy out of nowhere and your eyes are always watering as soon as you get home when
you were just fine earlier in the day.
- Allergies are no joke.
- You will be surprised by the concentration of irritants that reside in your
home day in and day out that are right under your nose (and pillow).
- Sick Home or Sick Building Syndrome is a real occurrence that has begun to gain traction in the medical
community over the last few decades. Chemical contamination, poor ventilation, and biological factors
cause this phenomenon but this can be eliminated by removing the sources of these harmful toxins
Read on for the best ways to increase your indoor air quality and drastically reduce the number of allergens in your home.
Get a baseline
Before foolishly upgrading furniture, replacing 2-year-old mattresses, and wearing face masks at every turn, it is extremely important to figure out what you are allergic to first. Visiting an allergist will provide you with a baseline to know what triggers what. Why get rid of your fabric couches with costly, hasty upgrades when you are actually allergic to pollen!
It starts in the bedroom
It’s not only magic that’s created in the bedroom.Since you are here the most often and also sleep here, its best you start here first when making your home as hypoallergenic as can be. Hundreds of microscopic allergens live and thrive in your bedroom so it’s imperative you begin working your way around this living space to eliminate any potential trigger allergens.
Get rid of that old carpet
It’s time to upgrade. Consider either replacing the carpet with new, or even better, get rid of carpet altogether with hardwoods or tile flooring.Literally just about any allergen accumulates and multiplies in the carpet. Whether its dust or pet dander, pollen or mold, these irritants remain trapped in the carpet. Even worse, every time someone walks across the carpet, those allergens are re-released into the air, creating a vicious allergic cycle of poor indoor air quality.
Upgrade your vacuum cleaner
Many of us have an old vacuum cleaner that was either gifted to us or we found a cheap one on clearance. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but when making your home super hypoallergenic we recommend reevaluating your vacuum cleaner.Newer vacuum cleaners not only feature the latest and most effective in technology, most importantly, they feature HEPA filters which is a game changer for reducing home allergens.Don’t forget to change those air filters too!
We won’t complicate things.A hygrometer simply measures the moisture in the air. The moister the air, the higher the chance for mold growth and other nasty air problems. Use this smart device to monitor your environment and ensure moisture stays below sixty percent. Awareness is everything.
Pick your paints wisely
Picking paints that contain VOCs (volatile organic compounds) are an easy way to poor ventilation and indoor air quality. In addition to picking organic chemical free paints, be sure to think about buying fabrics and furniture pieces that have harmful glue or chemical components. The material composition of what your buying is always advertised, we consumers just tend to overlook it unless we are conscious about these things.Your house should be treated as a living entity that inhales and exhales just like you.
It should always be a priority to you and your family to stay educated on the environment and how to keep your home natural and toxin free.Stop the sneezing and coughing as soon as you enter your oasis. It’s understood that you can’t control the outdoors or your work environment, but you can totally impact the indoor air quality of your home. You deserve to breathe clean air, free of irritants, without worry. We show you a few ways to increase the hypoallergenic nature of your home.