Indoor Allergens are Common in Many Households
Believe it or not, your home may not be as clean as you think — especially at first glance. Although there’s a conscious effort made to scrub wall-to-wall each week, there still might be some lingering allergens that can cause a ruckus in your humble abode.
If you’re not sure how these menacing allergens enter in the first place, here are a few sources to consider examining first:
Prevalent Sources of Indoor Allergens
Walking Indoors With Shoes On
When you come in from work, school, or the store, do you take your shoes off at the front door, or do you leave them on and continue to walk through? If you opt for the latter, there’s a strong chance you’re doing more harm than good — but how so? Simple: Whatever you walked in outdoors has a chance of clinging to the sole of your footwear. And when you have wall-to-wall carpeting, area rugs, or even hardwood flooring, those pesky allergens can adhere to those materials and linger invisibly.
Not Grooming Your Pet
If you’re the owner of a “fur” baby, you’ll know that there’s no greater joy! However, if your pet sheds often and you do not keep up with their grooming routine, any fur/hair they shed can go airborne — clinging to not only your furniture, clothing, and carpeting, but it even has the chance of making its way into the filter of your HVAC system.
Not Washing Bedding Often
On average, how often would you say that you wash your bedding? If it’s anything less than once a week, you might want to reconsider your routine. As it turns out, the human body is prone to shedding dead skin cells — even invisible to the human eye. And failure to clean your bedding often can result in flake buildup and invite some unwanted pests into the fibers (we’re looking at you, dust mites).