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How to Prevent Allergies in the Home

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It’s all too common these days to hear about a co-worker with hay fever, a family member with asthma, a friend of a friend with a food allergy, or someone else with a skin rash. Fortunately, there are things you can do to reduce the occurrence of allergies in the home. These simple actions taken on a regular basis can make a big difference to the quality of your life. The more frequently you maintain your duct systems, the better for your health. It’s simply no fun to constantly be itchy, sniffling, coughing or struggling to breathe. Take note of the tips below and implement them in your home to help improve you and your family’s health.

Tip #1: Arrange Duct cleaning in Melbourne

If you’ve never organised duct cleaning in Melbourne before, you might be in for a surprise, as your HVAC system could be the culprit for your family’s allergies if it hasn’t been cleaned in the last 3 to 5 years. HVAC ducts accumulate all kinds of debris inside them over time, including dirt, pet dander, pollen, mould spores, vermin faeces, dust, and bad smells that have soaked into dust particles. So if you’re wondering why your family are suffering from respiratory problems, it could be bad air quality resulting from dirty ducts.

Fortunately, the solution is easy − all you need to do is find a reputable company offering duct cleaning in Melbourne and give them a call. Dust mites are particularly notorious for causing allergies, and dirty ducts can be a real breeding ground for them, as they like to feed off the debris in the ducts. If you’re worried about dirty ducts, duct cleaning can put your mind at ease.

Tip #2: Don’t Keep Plants Inside

Plants are beautiful things to have inside the house on a windowsill or decorating a dining table, but these plants could be irritating your respiratory tract. Some plants give off smells, release pollen into the air, or are generally irritating to the airways. Do your research on any plants you currently have in your home and make sure they’re not contributing to the allergies of your household members. Aside from arranging duct cleaning in Melbourne, this is another way to minimise the amount of pollen in your living spaces. Also keep in mind that cut flowers in a vase can be just as bad as potted plants for pollen content.

Tip #3: Maintain a Clean and Tidy House

This may seem obvious, but it’s worth saying. If you don’t give the dust time to land, then it won’t accumulate so much in your home. Doing household chores such as vacuuming, dusting and wiping down benches keeps dust mites at bay. Similarly, changing your sheets often will stop them from finding safe harbour between your sheets or in your pillow cases.

The good news is that after you’ve had duct cleaning in Melbourne done on your home, your HVAC system will not be pumping out extra dust, grime and dust mites all over your house, which should make it a lot easier to keep it clean. If you really hate housework, you can also get a cleaner in once a week to help get those dust mites under control. The expense is worth it to safeguard your family against allergies.

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