According to researches, indoor air pollution, which are often caused by moulds and dust mites, can be 10 times more allergy triggering than outdoor pollution. To disable allergy triggers at home, here are a few tricks you can do.
- Use Doormats Made With Synthetic Fibres
Doormats that are made of natural fibres can easily breakdown and become food for moulds, fungus, and mites that get tracked into your home each time someone comes in. And to avoid accumulation of germs and air pollutants, make sure to wash all your mats once a week.
- Shower and Change Your Clothes When You Get Home
Even if you don’t feel like washing, pollen clings to your clothes and hair where it can easily irritate your eyes and nose, and contribute to air pollution in your home. Don’t have time for a quick bath? At least change your clothes and wash your hands to remove dust and dirt, especially before making contact with food and with the children.
- De-Clog Gutters
Clogged gutters can cause waters to seep into the walls of your home, leading to mould growth, which later on can trigger allergies. Next time it rains, check if there are leakages. If so, get out the ladder and de-clog your gutters.
- Wash Shower Curtain Regularly
Wash your shower curtain at least once a month, or opt for a cheaper type that you can replace every month. To stop accumulation of moulds in the bathroom, always open the windows or run the exhaust fan when using the shower to keep surfaces dry. Also, check if the vent outside your house where the exhaust exits is not blocked with leaves.
- Keep the Pets Clean
Just like you take off your shoes, make sure to always wipe your pet’s paw clean when they come in from being outside. Towelling off their fur also minimizes the spread of pollen indoors. Give them frequent baths as well to help dissolve allergy-causing substances in the skin and sweat that spread in their coat.
- De-Clutter the Right Way
Every once in a while, go through the things you have at home and throw away the things you no longer need. Throw out or give away unused clothes, put those sports equipment in the garage, and slip shoes into the shoe rack. When done, you should be able to clear your closet floor. Give it a good vacuum and you will have significantly lesser amount of pollution in your home.
A healthy home is a happy home. Keeping your home free from allergy-triggering elements ensures that your place is a healthy and happy environment not only for you, but for your family as well.