Quick tips to reduce allergies and keep your home healthy

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Quick tips to reduce allergies and keep your home healthy

Posted By MyGuy || 30-Sep-2011

The best way to reduce allergic reaction to dust, mold and other indoor allergens is to reduce your exposure to them. Do you know how often the professionals recommend you have your carpets and upholstery cleaned? This and many other suggestions are listed below. Read more to learn what the experts have to say.

Here are some tips for maintaining a healthy home environment

  • Control moisture and humidity (60% humidity or lower) by using a dehumidifier or air conditioner.
  • Vacuum carpets, floors and upholstery three time a week using a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate) filter. Ask your professional carpet and floor expert for vacuum cleaner recommendations.
  • Sweep entrance mats regularly to reduce the amount of dust and soil tracked inside.
  • Have your carpets and upholstery cleaned at least twice a year by a professional, or more often if you have children or pets.
  • Have your heating and air conditioning system inspected and serviced twice a year, and use and replace high-efficiency filters monthly.
  • Wash bed linens and coverings weekly in hot (130F) water.
  • Have mattresses and boxes springs professionally cleaned, then encase in allergen impermeable covers.
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