Allergy Proofing Your Home
Home Improvements

Allergy Proofing Your Home

If you or someone you know suffers from allergies, there are a lot of things you can do to make your home environment comfortable with blackbutt flooring and control the allergens. Here is how;

Invest in recommended flooring

It is recommended to not use carpets or any other flooring that is hard to clean as that allows the build-up of dust and the growth of allergens.

In addition to the great look of black butt timber flooring or vinyl plank flooring, they are also great for asthma sufferers and people who have bad allergy reactions. This is because it is not possible for allergens to build up in carpet fibres, timber planks can be easily vacuumed and cleaned, and therefore removing built up dust and getting rid of potentially harmful allergens.

Avoid dust and pollen

The most common reasons for allergy and asthma are dust and pollen. The key to allergy proof your home is to reduce places where dust and pollen can collect. You can reduce the build-up of dust and pollen by keeping windows closed, avoiding the use of fans as they stir dust, using air conditioners, getting rid of carpets for hard flooring, using special allergen proof pillows, cases and mattress covers. Also, using wood, plastic or vinyl furniture makes cleaning easier; therefore dust build up is avoided. Replacing blinds or drapes with window shades also help in ridding of dust and pollen. Traditional methods of production with strand woven bamboo flooring.

If you are a pet owner, then it is crucial to make sure that your pets are kept clean and bathed regularly, kept off furniture and the bedroom. It’s safer for you to keep them constantly brushed to avoid inhaling their fur which would only worsen your allergies.

Preventing mould

Mould is also a trigger for allergies, and the best way to prevent is by avoiding moisture. Here are a few tips; keeping your home constantly dry as possible, put your laundry to dry outside the vicinity of your indoors and avoid leaving laundry the washing machine longer than necessary. Don’t grow indoor plants as soil is a good breeding ground for mould. Fix leaks and seepages, use exhaust fans, use dehumidifiers and air conditioners, and clean your carpets, humidifiers, dehumidifiers and keep your home well ventilated.

In addition to the above said tips, you should as control cockroach droppings. The easiest way to avoid an infestation of cockroaches is to have a clean, dry house with no leaks. Constantly wash up on your dishes and leave the garbage closed well and dispose of it regularly. You could also block opening where there is potential for insects and cockroaches to enter.

As someone who has allergies, or knows someone with them, the consequences if having allergies triggered can sometimes be lethal, therefore its always better to be safe, and to keep constantly bring medicated and to have inhalers and medication close by at all times, all around your home in easily accessible areas.