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How to Rid Your Home of Indoor Allergens

September 16, 2014 @ 4:06 pm

allergiesIndoor allergens are a serious problem that can leave you feeling miserable.  Common symptoms include watering eyes, sore throat and even trouble breathing. They’re lurking throughout your home, but there are easy steps you can take to minimize allergens in your home.

 

 

Invest in Carpet Cleaning

Carpet is one of the biggest culprits when it comes to harboring indoor allergens. Dust, dander and pollen drift onto the carpet and settle into the fibers. Regular vacuuming will go a long way towards removing these contaminants and making the home cleaner. Even if you’re vacuuming several times a week, you should still have the carpet professionally cleaned once in a while. Using the power of steam, an experienced professional can reach deep into the carpet fibers to lift out contaminants and leave the fibers fresh and clean.

Think About the Air

Your HVAC system has air ducts that run through your home. While supply ducts bring fresh treated air into the home, your return ducts take dirty air back to the exchanger. This dirty air is treated and cleaned by a replaceable filter to keep the system clean. Change the filter on a monthly basis to improve air flow and indoor air quality. You also may want to consider having the ducts cleaned. Dust settles in these areas on a regular basis. It’s picked up and blown back into your home later. This is part of why the seasonal allergies from the spring may linger until the fall or even longer.

Hidden Dangers can be Treated

Mold and mildew are hidden dangers that make your home smell, and harm your health. It’s essential that you remove mold and mildew before it can spread and become a serious hazard. If you have mold in the home, it’s vitally important to treat existing spores and the underlying condition that has grew the mold. Professional assistance may be required to ensure that you don’t have a repeat mold problem, but it’s worth the investment to know that your home is as safe as possible.

When it comes to indoor allergies, the problems may be hidden throughout your home. Even if the surface of your property looks clean, there could be pollen lurking in your carpet or animal dander from years ago hiding in the ducts. Address these hidden culprits and keep the home free of mold or mildew to decrease indoor allergens in your home.    If you’ve taken these steps, and still battle with indoor allergy symptoms, you might have a mold problem.  Trademark Restoration Services is a mold remediation company that can effectively safeguard your house against mold.   Call 702-749-9999 for a free estimate today. 

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