April showers bring May flowers . . . and pollen and allergy season. Since May is National Asthma and Allergy month, here’s 5 Ways to Reduce Allergens in Your Home.
1. Close the windows
I always have the urge to welcome spring with open arms and open windows. I learned years ago to resist the urge to open the windows and let the pollen in. It will settle on everything!
2. Air Filters
Remember to change your air filter every 3 months and use a HEPA filter.
3. Keep Fido Clean
Animals can carry allergens on their fur and skin. Keep your pet clean and brushed to help minimize allergens.
4. Flex Your Green Thumb
Live plants help keep the air clean. Remember to water regularly and keep those plants clean, too.
The Mayo Clinic recommends getting rid of all carpeting and replacing it with hard surfaces to ensure healthier air quality.
It’s important to keep floors clean. Whenever the grandkids are over, I keep my Bona cleaning system on standby because outside play usually involves water and dirt. Even when they take their shoes off at the door, dirt somehow makes its way inside. Once the dirt is gone, I can sit on my favorite sofa, relax and have a cup of coffee, knowing I’m doing all I can to keep allergens at bay.
For years, I’ve used Bona exclusively to keep my hardwood floors clean. I was excited when they introduced Bona Free & Simple® Hardwood Floor Cleaner. This new cleaner has been certified and approved by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.
New Bona Free & Simple® floor cleaner removes at least 93.33% allergens from hardwood floors. It’s also free from dyes and scents, is non-toxic and leaves no residue.
When my oldest daughter had hardwood floors installed in her home, the manufacturer strongly recommended using only Bona products for the care of her new floors.
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How do you reduce allergens in your home?