Indoor Air Quality in Homes: Steps for Asthmatics to Take

As an asthmatic, there’s nothing more frightening and frustrating than being unable to breathe properly. The problem becomes especially troublesome when it happens in your own home.

Fortunately, with the right knowledge, you can improve your home’s air quality and reduce the amount of allergens and triggers that you come into contact with. So, how can you get started on creating a trigger-free environment where asthmatics can breathe freely?

Understand What Pollutants are in Your Home

Knowledge will prove to be one of the most valuable weapons you have in the fight against asthma triggers within your home. What can you do to learn more about these common household enemies known as pollutants?

  • Get an air quality test — quality tests will tell you exactly what pollutants are present in your home, as well as how much of each is present.
  • Know your triggers — not all asthmatics are triggered by the same pollutants, though some, such as dust mites and pet dander, are common enough triggers that it’s best to avoid them altogether.

 

Reduce Indoor Air Pollutants 

Now you know which pollutants are present within your home, but what can you do about them?

Some things you can do to reduce pollutants and improve indoor air quality include:

  • Changing AC and heating filters on a regular basis
  • Preventing family members and visitors from smoking inside the home
  • Allowing for proper air ventilation throughout the home
  • Giving up your pet (or, if this is not an option, improving grooming techniques to reduce airborne fur and dander)

With the right expertise, you can create a home free of allergens and asthma triggers. To get started, contact us to set up an air quality testing appointment at your convenience.

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