In the United States, 6 or more allergens are in about 50 percent of homes. Even if a household does not have nearly as many allergens, people in the home can still experience allergy symptoms.

These allergens not only cause irritating symptoms that may be difficult to stop, but they affect the indoor air quality of your home.

You may be wondering how to get rid of allergens in your home. Read on to learn about the different things you can do.

Vacuum And Dust

While these are things you already do to clean up messes, doing these as often as you can prevent the number of allergens that can be in your home.

Around 20 million Americans have a dust mite allergy. Unfortunately, these pesky mites are wherever there is a build-up of dust. Keeping up with dusting your home can limit the number of dust mites.

When you enter your home, you track in many different things from outside. Having pets can make your floor more prone to allergens because they are outside more than you and tend to shed. Vacuuming frequently with a HEPA filter can limit any allergens brought in as well.

Avoid Certain Houseplants 

Having houseplants can be a nice touch in your home, but they also can cause you and your family members to experience allergies.

If you are allergic to pollen, there are certain plants you should avoid. Male palms, orchids, and spider plants are some of the plants to avoid keeping in your home.

Invest In An Air Purifier

Regardless of what allergens are the culprits of your annoying allergy symptoms, investing in an air purifier can help with cleaning the air in your home.

Sometimes vacuuming and such may not be enough, and a purifier can give extra help.

If you are not sure what kind of air purifier you should purchase, look at the Clean Air Delivery Rate. The higher the CADR is, the better it will work.

Check And Clean Air Filters

Air filters play a huge role in the overall quality of air in your home.

If these filters are not in the best shape, filtering air will not be done as efficiently as it should. These filters can be found in your home HVAC system.

You can hire a professional to check on filters to see if they need to be cleaned or even replaced. If it turns out that you need a replacement in your filters, a professional can help you with choosing the best types of air filters that will work for your home.

How To Get Rid Of Allergens: Professional Help

Now that you know how to get rid of allergens on your own, you may be wondering when you should hire a professional and how this can be beneficial.

Comfort Now is dedicated to offering exceptional services helping with any HVAC issues or installations. Our technicians have experience with a variety of issues, including helping with indoor air quality. We can help you get the clean and allergen-free air that you are looking for.

We offer services to the Visalia and Hanford areas in California. Contact us today if you are interested in hiring us to help improve your indoor air quality or if you have any questions.