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Tips to Reduce Allergens Around the Home

Tips to Reduce Allergens Around the HomeCombat allergens in the home to prevent sniffs and sneezing.

If your house feels stuffy, allergens may be visiting. Bust out this go-to cleaning checklist to beat allergens from pollen, pet dander, and dust mite debris. Keep your family breathing happily at home with these tips.

Clean up your routine. Pick one day a week to step up your cleaning game. Dust every surface, change the sheets, and vacuum carpets. A relentless offense is the best defense against allergens.

Change the air filter. If your air filter is dirty, it’s likely that you’re unknowingly pumping allergens directly into your home. Look for an air filter that handles particulate matter, such as dust and danger. Be sure to change these filters regularly.

Brush pets often. If it’s pet dander that gets your family sneezing, be sure to brush excess hair out of your pet often. Do this outside so that the hair does not stay in the house. Ideally, the person who isn’t allergic to the pets should do this!

Make the entryway work for you. An entry mat might look nice, but it can actually attract irritants, which are then spread throughout the house. Choose a doormat made of synthetic materials and wash it regularly. Make sure to shed your shoes at the door so as not to track allergens that might be clinging to them through the house.

Landscape control. Try to limit the allergenic plants outside of your home. Some of the worst plants for seasonal allergies are flowers such as chrysanthemums, daisies, and sunflowers. Avoid shrubs like cypress, juniper, and wisteria, and steer clear of alder, beech, elm, oak, and willow trees.

We hope these tips relieve some allergy symptoms for you and your family. To find the best home insurance policy to fit your needs, contact Bell Black Insurance today!  We serve all insurance needs for those in Idaho Falls, Island Park, Driggs, Victor, Swan Valley, Ashton, and the neighboring communities in Idaho, as well as Jackson and Star Valley in Wyoming.