Asthma is a very common ailment for hundreds of Australians. While it can be controlled with medication, it is also important to ensure you spend the majority of your time in a safe environment that has as little triggers as possible. One place where you spend a significant part of your day is your home. If you or someone you love has asthma in the household, it is important to ensure the house is void of triggers. Below are a few ways you can make your home asthma friendly.
Keep Your Home Clean
Dust and dander are some of the most common triggers for an asthma sufferer. Clean the house as often as possible and clean your pillows and mattresses regularly. Also opt for furniture that isn’t upholstered, such as wood, plastic, vinyl or leather.
Choose The Correct Flooring
Regular carpets are dust traps, holding onto grime and allergens. Instead, choose hardwood flooring or an asthma safe carpet like Choices Flooring’s Brease carpet range. You should also vacuum or sweep the floors at least once a week.
Another common asthma trigger, smoking inside can do a lot of damage. No one should be exposed to second hand smoke, let alone a person with asthma. With tar, carbon monoxide and nicotine some of the main ingredients, it is best for everyone if smokers stay outside when smoking.
Moisture leads to mould, which is harmful for asthma sufferers. Avoid this by using exhaust fans often and opening windows when cooking or showering. Also make sure the laundry is moved out of the washer to dry as soon as possible. If you have a basement, use a dehumidifier to remove any moisture.
By implementing the above tips, you can ensure you and your loved ones are protected. Take a look at our Brease range of carpets by visiting here.