How to prevent asthma attacks within your home

Published 2/1/2017

Asthma is quickly becoming a very common illness in the United States, with 1 in 12 Americans suffering from it. Unfortunately, asthma sufferers sometimes cannot find relief even within their home. Poor indoor air quality due to contaminants such as dust, pollen, and pet dander can trigger asthma attacks for these individuals. If you or a loved one suffers from asthma symptoms, try these steps to improve your indoor air quality and living environment.

  1. Have your HVAC system and air ducts cleaned. Considering your HVAC system is what cycles air throughout your home, you want to make sure that it is thoroughly cleaned so you and your loved ones are not constantly breathing in contaminants and dust that is being cycled throughout your home by your HVAC system.
  2. Make sure surfaces are dusted off and clean, especially if they are near vents and fans. If surfaces are dusty, chances are vents and fans will pick up that dust, making it airborne and increasing the possibility of it being breathed in causing an asthma attack.
  3. Frequently wash bed linens, rugs, and carpets. Dust mites and other asthma triggers like to find their homes in these places. Frequently washing and changing them will help reduce the chances of them surfacing and causing you or your family to have an asthma attack.

With each of these steps completed on a regular basis, your home will be on its way to better indoor air quality. You and your family will breathe better and prevent the risk of asthma attacks within your home.

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