A recent survey reported by WebMD Health News found that renters are less likely than homeowners to make changes to minimize exposures to the allergens that trigger breathing problems and mold symptoms.
Allergens like dust mites, pet dander, pollen, and mold are common asthma triggers. More than half of people in the US are allergic to something in their environment. Taking steps to minimize exposure to these environmental triggers in the home is an important component of asthma control, but renters take these teps less often than homeowners.
The study found that while 91% of homeowners made recommended changes, just 63% of renters did.
Some general strategies can benefit most people with asthma. These strategies include:
- Avoid smoking in the home.
- Do not use vaporizers or humidifiers.
- Remove wall-to-wall carpeting from the bedroom, if possible.
- Have your air duct system cleaned every 4 - 7 years.
- Remove all visible mold and use an air purifier.
- Use high-efficiency filters on central air-conditioning units.
If you've experienced mold damage, or if you need air duct cleaning, call 877-800-2382 for AdvantaClean and schedule an appointment today!