MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) -When it comes to allergies, we mostly think about the outdoors and what plant or tree outside maybe making one feel so crummy. Did you know that there are things you can do to protect yourself when you are indoors? Let’s take a look at it in this itchy episode of the breakdown. Ha!
Experts calculate that approximately 50 million Americans suffer from allergies annually and experience symptoms like coughing, wheezing, sneezing along with red, itchy eyes could take hold at any moment. But you may not realize is that the indoors can play a large role when it comes to allergies. Experts believe that inside your home there are more areas of risk but here are some tips to help keep allergens at bay.
1. Eliminate Clutter by getting rid of items that can cause dust to build up like books magazines. Try to get sofas that are leather and that won’t attract dust.
2. Don’t hang your laundry out to dry. It does save energy but pollen can stick to the clothing, towels, and blankets because the dampness of the garments will help it stick easier.
3. Clean Those Carpets Vacuuming will help but won’t eliminate dust mites. Experts recommend having them professionally clean every spring.
4. Prepare Your A/C Experts say you should take the screen out of your unit and shake off all the dust. If need be experts recommend having your A/C serviced and install a filter with a
5. Purify The Air Get a HEPA filter that can remove up to 99.97% of dust, pollen, smoke, odor, mold spores, and pet dander which can lead to a healthier environment.
6. Remember Your Kitchen & Bathrooms Moisture can produce mold. The experts say you should wipe surfaces such as on top the fridge and underneath the sink to get rid of lingering moisture which could be a breeding ground for mold.