How to Breathe Easier at Home

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Whether you have asthma, allergies, or any other respiratory illnesses, having a poor indoor air quality can worsen these conditions. However, there are ways you can improve the air quality in your home which can result in easier breathing.

Manage Pet Dander Levels
For those with allergies and asthma, pet dander can cause a bad reaction, resulting in sneezing, coughing, watery eyes, and shortness of breath. Pet dander is comprised of proteins from the skin, urine, and saliva of your household cat or dog. Be sure to wash your pet regularly, keep them out of bedrooms, off of a furniture, and vacuum regularly. Pet dander will never completely go away as long as the pet lives in the house, but it can be managed.

Manage Dust Mites
While you may not be able to see dust mites, they do exist and can cause allergic reactions, making it harder to breathe. Since they are microscopic and plentiful, they’ll be mixed in with dust and dander throughout the house. Be sure to dust with an electromagnetic or wet cloth, vacuum with a high-quality filter, and change your bedding weekly.

Manage Air Quality
The most obvious rule in maintaining a high indoor air quality is to never smoke cigarettes indoors. Once you’ve established the no smoking rule, look towards your cabinets. Check all of your household cleaners, detergents, air fresheners, etc. and make sure they do not contain any hazardous volatile organic compounds that can be hazardous to your health. As a final tip, regularly open a window to allow fresh air to circulate into your home.

Maintaining a high indoor air quality can be difficult when one becomes careless so it’s best to utilize these tips. Breathing easier in your home can also be achieved by having EnviroGreen Boston professionally clean your air ducts to remove built up dust. To learn more, or to schedule a free estimate, give us a call at (844) 775-7700.

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