Home Remodel: Six Things To Consider When You Have Allergies

Home Remodel: Six Things To Consider When You Have Allergies
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    It is bad enough to have allergies during the spring, so the last thing you want to deal with is more sneezing and stuffy nose once you finally get indoors.

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There are many preventative changes you can make when remodeling your home to reduce allergens and to create a healthier living environment.

Get Air

If you do not have one already, install a filtration system that both delivers and continually cleans the air in your home. Pick a system that filters out all particles down to 0.3 micrometers and do not forget about changing the filter and regular maintenance. If you cannot afford a quality filtration system, be sure you are replacing your filters often.

Install Ventilation

The proper circulation of air is an essential part of a healthy home. Use your built-in fans and ventilators to help airing out odors and moisture. Keeping the air moving will go a long way in preventing mold and mildew growth. Consider large ceiling fans when updating rooms in your home.

Switch to Blinds

It might seem like a waste of time and resources to install blinds on all your windows when you already have perfectly good curtain rods and drapes. Yet, reducing large, dust collecting textile surfaces in your home will help you breathe easier. For easy cleaning varieties, opt for anti-static cellular shades or vertical blinds. There are many styles and materials you can choose from that both prevent allergens and improve the look of your home.

Hardwood Floors

Many people cannot imagine their bedrooms without wall-to-wall carpeting, but little do they realize that carpets are one of the major durst-collectors of the home. Switching over to hardwood flooring will not only make for less allergens, but also an easier cleanup. If you cannot live without soft surfaces, use accent rugs and vaccum them often.

Seal All Wood

Whether you live in a log cabin or have only a few pieces of unfinished wood furniture in your home, make sure to seal all wooden surfaces at least with a clear finish. Unfinished wood can collect small durst particles and is very difficult to clean, especially when there is moisture in the air.

Use VOC Free Products

Volatile organic compounds are chemicals that evaporate into their and can be harmful to both humans and the environment. They do not simply disperse once applied but continue to release over time. Opt for natural materials such as VOC free paint and furnishings in your home.

Remodeling is a good time to explore healthier products and solutions that can provide you with a cleaner living space for years to come. You cannot control many aspects of your allergies, but making your own home an easier place to breathe is a must have.

Anita is a freelance writer from Denver and often writes about home, auto, family and business. She enjoys traveling with her family when she isn’t writing. Informational credit to Danburg Floor Coverings.

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