Tips for improving your air quality
Don't forget to open your windows each day and let some fresh air in--and indoor allergens out.
We spend nearly 90 percent of our time indoors, so it's no surprise that many people have allergic symptoms to common indoor allergens such as dust mites, animal dander, cockroaches, mold and mildew, and certain odors. Sure, you can see a doctor about your allergies (check out these specialists), but you can also make some improvements in your indoor environment that can help you clear the air and breathe a much-needed sigh of relief.
It's not the dust that's a problem, but rather the dust mites who live in it.
Remove the mold
Pick your pets carefully
Allergic to saliva and dander from dogs and cats, and urine from rabbits, guinea pigs and hamsters? Then, for goodness sake, don't bring these pets into your home. If they've already found a place in your heart and by your hearth, at least keep them out of your bedroom, get someone else to clean the cage, and put clothes behind closed doors and drawers as quickly as possible.
Need pet advice? Contact these pet professionals.
Run off the roaches
Roach droppings can be a major problem for those with allergies and asthma. Keep your house clean of crumbs and food properly stored so you don't attract them. Use roach bait or get a professional exterminator in to get rid of them. These pros would be glad to help you.
Stop the smell
Other indoor irritants include household items with strong odors such as hair spray and paint. These salons and painters can recommend alternatives that may not bother you.
Open the windows
Allow some fresh air in daily--and indoor allergens out. If your windows are stuck or not operating properly, call one of these window repair specialists. It takes time to get your house allergens under control. But once you do, you may notice an improvement in your condition.
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