Remove Allergens Throughout Your Maryland Home Room by Room
For the last few decades, American homes have featured great insulation to help conserve more energy. Unfortunately, one side effect of having a well sealed home is a reduction in air quality. Tight construction saves energy, but also traps pollutants. The Environmental Protection Agency has ranked indoor air pollution as one of the top environmental dangers faced by the nation.
Furthermore, the number of children suffering from severe allergies and asthma continues to grow every year with signs pointing to indoor air pollution as one of the main causes. If you or members of your household are suffering from allergies or other ailments related to air quality, consider taking the following steps for allergy-proofing your home.
- Dust mites are associated with allergic reactions like sneezing, runny noses and eczema. Protect yourself by washing your bedding at least once per week and by using mite-proof bedding.
- Close your windows during allergy season and rely on your air conditioner for ventilation.
- Wash curtains regularly as fabric may trap allergens.
- Use an exhaust fan to reduce moisture from the bathroom. This will prevent mold growth.
- Use washable rugs instead of carpeting.
- Dry shower or tub enclosures after using them.
- Scrub your sink and faucets daily to get rid of mold.
- Dry up any excessive moisture to prevent mold growth.
- Purchase a garbage can that has an insect proof lid. Both rats and cockroaches can pollute indoor air and cause allergic reactions.
At Sobieski Services, Inc., our goal is to help our customers in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey learn more about energy and home comfort issues – especially HVAC and plumbing issues – so that they can save money and live in healthier, more comfortable homes.
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