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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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