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Tips to Help You Reduce Home Allergens

Caring for a child that suffers from severe dust allergies isn't easy. Watching as they suffer through the symptoms can drain a lot of joy from your life. Luckily, you can create an allergy-friendly home environment so your little one can at least find relief at home. Here, you'll find a few tips that can help you achieve that goal.


The type of flooring that you have will play a big role in how much airborne dust there is in your home. Studies have been inconclusive in showing whether carpeting is better than wood floorings, so instead of worrying about what material your floor is made of, consider other factors like cleaning. 

No matter what type of flooring you have in your home, you will have to dedicate a few days each week to keeping it clean. This is because any dust that remains on the floor will become airborne when people walk past.

The vacuum that you use to clean the floors must have a high-efficiency particulate Air (HEPA) filtration system. This type of filter will capture more contaminants than those with lesser-quality filters. Also, don't forget to change the filter often.

Window Coverings

What do you have covering your windows? The window draperies that you have hung should be easy to wash and rehang. You don't want to leave any drapes hanging for weeks without washing them. They will capture a great deal of dust, and the dust will be released into the air when they are moved. However, if you keep up with vacuuming the drapes between washings, you can control the amount of dust they release.

Don't keep the drapes closed when the window is open. Pull them back as far from the fresh-air as possible. The dust and pollen that blows in the window will get caught in the drapes and require a cleaning to remove it.

The Air Itself

Running air purification systems in your home will help you create an allergy-friendly home environment as well. These systems are available in all sorts of sizes and shapes. You can find a single-room purifier to keep in your child's bedroom, or you can opt for a whole-house system that will purify all of the air within the walls of your home.

These small changes can go a long way in improving the quality of life in your home. Hopefully, your little one finds some comfort and relief once you've removed all of the dust from the home.