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Enjoy a Healthy Home

Wednesday, June 25, 2014   /   by Cristina Edelstein

Enjoy a Healthy Home

Enjoy a Healthy Home

 

 

 

Mistake 1: Bedding down with dust mites 

 

Use zippered dust-proof casings for pillows and mattresses; the pore space of such casings is so small that dust mites and their waste products can’t get through.

 

Mistake 2: Vacuuming without a HEPA filter

 

Use HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filters to prevent tiny particles of dust from being blown back out into the air.

 

Mistake 3: Forgetting to change the vacuum’s filter

 

Changing the filter is an essential part of keeping dust out of the air and preserving the life of the machine.

 

 

Mistake 4: Forgetting to change the AC filters

 

Never run your heating/air conditioning system without filters, and be sure to change them regularly.

 

 

 


Mistake 5: Not ventilating your bathroom

 

Running the exhaust fan (and making sure it’s vented to the outdoors) helps remove moisture from this naturally humid room.

 

Mistake 6: Not attending to your gutters

 

Leaky gutters can cause excessive moisture entering your basement or crawlspace. If you don’t have covered gutters, regular litter removal is a must, not only in the fall but all year long.

 

 


Mistake 7: Too many textiles in the bedroom

 

Carpeting, lots of pillows, a quilted headboard and upholstered chairs all wind up being dust catchers. Consider losing some of those for an easier-to-keep-dust-free environment

 

 

Mistake 8: Too many textiles in your living area

 

One primary dust source in a home are the fabrics themselves.

 

 

Mistake 9: Inviting allergens into your yard

 

Avoid plants that are wind-pollinated; grasses are among the worst pollen offenders among plants.

 

Mistake 10: Not following your nose

 

If you detect a musty smell in your home, inspect closely until you find the source of the smell. The sooner you find the mold, the easier it will be to remove.

 

 

Source: HGTV Blog

 

 

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