A Room-By-Room Guide To An Allergy-Free Home

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It’s spring, which means allergy season is upon us. If you have mild to severe allergies, you can do a few things to minimize pesky triggers. For example, start with your front door: Use a doormat made of synthetic materials. Why?

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Natural materials (such as rope or other fibers).can break down and become a good environment for mites, mold, and fungus, which then get tracked into the house. Also, be sure to wash all mats at least once a week.

Other front door tips: Clean dead insects from porch lights. As they decompose, they become an allergen source. Also, put a rack by the front door for footwear, and encourage your family and guests to remove their shoes when entering. This will reduce the amount of dust, mold, and other allergens that are tracked in.