How to Get Rid of Allergens in Your Home

When you suffer from allergies, your home can be a continuation of particles that cause you allergies. To give you relief, there are many things you can do to get rid of the allergies in your home. To do this you can get an air filter, clean, and beware of pet dander.

Get an Air Filter

Air filters can get rid of allergens in your home because when air is pushed through the allergens become trapped. These filters can be installed in your HVAC system, or you can invest in an air purifier. When looking for a good filter, you want to look for a high MERV rating, which stands for Minimum Efficiency Ratings Values. Higher rated filters can be more expensive and can make your HVAC work harder because of resistance. However, if you are suffering from severe allergies, it will be worth the investment.


Cleaning is a great line of defense against the allergens in your home. You should start with your flooring. Flooring collects dust and allergens that can make you and others in your home sick. Utilize a vacuum with a HEPA filter to vacuum your floors, especially carpeted floors, at least twice a week. Your bedroom is another place you should keep clean. Clean your bedding weekly to remove dust, animal dander, and dead skin. When washing your bedding, and other laundry, never air dry because it can pick allergens back up.

Beware of Pet Dander

Pets are a part of your family; however, they could be the cause of allergens in your home. If you know you have allergies, you should avoid getting a pet with fur or feathers as these can be allergy culprits. If you already have pets, instead of sending them to a new home, there are steps you can take to help ease your allergies. You should always keep pets out of your bedrooms and off of your couches where dander and allergens can stick in fabric. You may also want to switch out some carpeted rooms for hard floors, because they are easier to clean. Regularly bathing your bed can also reduce the number of allergens.

You may think that staying indoors when your allergies are at their highest. However, your home can be another place where allergens can hide. Getting rid of allergens in your home will help you find allergy relief.

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