Allergies are more than a nuisance. Not only do they affect 50 million Americans each year, allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness.
Fortunately, there are things you can do to eliminate the allergies in your apartment.
Dust is a huge problem for allergy suffers, but it’s a fairly easy problem to solve—dust, and dust often.
Using a simple duster works okay, but if you really want to banish dust, you should use a damp rag. Make sure you dust your house from top to bottom. The dust lurking underneath the bed and on the blinds is often overlooked.
This one is obvious, but the type of vacuum you choose can make a big difference. Low-quality vacuums can end up blowing allergens back into the air, exacerbating your symptoms.
Choose a high-quality vacuum and opt for a HEPA filter. Plan to vacuum your home one day a week for every human and animal in your house.
- Keep your pet well groomed
It’s important to keep your dog or cat groomed for their health, but grooming your pet on a regular basis can also be good for your health.
Brush your pet often to get rid of loose hair. Baths are a must for dogs, while a pet-friendly wipe can help keep your kitty dander-free.
- Replace filters
It’s easy to forget about your air filters, but they should be changed frequently. The frequency at which people change their air filters varies, but changing them out at the start of each new season is a good rule of thumb.
Don’t let allergies in your apartment get you down! Follow these tips and you’ll breathe easier in no time.