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Dr. Gloria Mendizabal-Piedra MD

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7 Ways to Allergy Proof Your Home in The Winter

7 Ways To Allergy Proof Your Home In The Winter

It’s commonly estimated that 50% of children around the world have at least one allergy. These range from the serious to mundane. Even in the cases of minor allergies, it’s important to make sure your children and home are as allergy proof as possible.

This is especially true in more humid climates, like our sunny South Florida. What starts as a minor allergy may develop into something more serious due to the bacteria favoring our climate. With this in mind, we’ve put together a list of seven ways to allergy proof your home this winter.

Check out the top seven ways to allergy proof your home this winter below. If you’re already feeling the results of an allergy, get a Wellness Infusion today to enhance your body’s immune response!

 

Change Your Air Filters

The first, and probably simplest, way you can allergy proof your home is to change out your air filters. You can do this yourself or call your central air provider to change them for you. Regardless of which option you pick, cleaning your filters will help your HVAC unit better trap airborne allergens and decrease your chance of having any sort of allergic reaction.  

 

Invest in Air Purifiers

Another simple and incredibly important step to making your home allergy free is to buy an air purifier. Air purifiers trap allergens and remove them from the circulation of your house. There are different types, but HEPA filter air purifiers are widely considered the best. You get bonus points for putting air purifiers in different rooms throughout your home.

 

Vacuum and Dust Often

This one is kind of a no-brainer. Vacuuming and dusting often will help keep all surfaces of your house clean and free of potential allergens. This is especially true of any carpeted floors. You’ll want to clean out your vacuum between uses and change its filter frequently. You may also want to steam clean your carpets at least once over the course of the winter.

 

Clean Those Hard to Reach Places

We’re talking about under the sink, behind the toilet, in the corner of closets, and in the laundry room. There are about 1,000 other hard to reach places (behind your ‘fridge, for example), but these are more than enough to get started. Cleaning these places won’t only help keep your home allergy proof, but it’ll also help ensure harmful bacteria aren’t multiplying.

 

Pay Attention to Your Attic and Basement

Although there aren’t many basements in Florida, it’s important to clean out your attic before the winter months start. Not only do many HVAC systems vent into the attic, but it’s also a notoriously under cleaned room. You may want to get a Rejuvenate Infusion before touching the attic, so you’ll be in the best health possible before tackling a potential allergy breeding ground.

 

Add Mats Outside and Inside

You’ve worked hard to make your house allergy proof. What now? It’s time to keep it that way. A simple way to do this is to put mats outside and inside all doors. This will keep visitors (and the stray family member) from tracking in allergens, dirt, dust, or anything else harmful.

 

Bonus: Don’t Forget Your Bathroom

Want to hear something scary? Mold can, and often does, grow beneath bathroom wallpaper. This is especially true in Florida, where we have a highly humid climate. We recommend switching from wallpaper to tile walling in your bathroom. You’re also going to want to wash your shower curtains monthly to keep them from growing bacteria or mold.

There you have it: seven expert tips on how to allergy proof your home for the winter. Make sure to take a look at our 100% vitamin absorption IV treatments to help keep your body allergy proof over the winter too!

November 7, 2017 1:52 pm
Categories: Allergies