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Best Home Additions for Families with Asthmatic Children

Parents with asthmatic children need to focus their efforts on keeping their home free of any asthma triggers. This includes installing special curtains, floors, and the like to ensure their children are able to breathe easily while at home. Read on for four tips to keep a home clean and safe for asthmatic children.

Wash Curtains Often

Curtains are the best window treatment option for families with asthmatic children. As these curtains are easier to wash, parents can clean them on a regular basis to make sure all dust and dirt are eliminated and won’t trigger their child’s asthma. When cleaning curtains, parents should wash them with hot water once a month or more. When considering the type of curtains to install, parents should opt for lighter fabrics as they are less likely to pick up dust.

Install Hardwood Floors

Experts agree that hardwood floors are the best option for families with asthmatic children. Traditional flooring options like carpet are almost always problematic as the fibers trap pollen, dust, and similar allergens. With wood flooring, homeowners are able to keep the floors clean and allergens away. Parents that don’t already have flooring installed should do so as soon as possible. Homeowners will find that commercial hardwood flooring services offer cheaper pricing with engineered wood that also won’t emit VOCs like other wood flooring options.

Use Anti-Allergen Doormats

Doormats are essentially the home’s first line of defense against allergens. These doormats help to prevent any allergens from entering the home. With entrance mats at all entrances, homeowners can significantly reduce the number of allergens in the home.

Upgrade the Air-Filters

Many homeowners already know they need to replace the filters in the air conditioning regularly. However, parents with asthmatic children need to upgrade their air filters to a higher quality kind that are made to protect children and adults with allergies and asthma. The right filter can play a major difference in cleaning the air in one’s home.

Parents should consider filters like HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air filters) that are specialized mechanical filters designed to capture irritant particles. Similarly, parents can purchase an electronic filter that uses electrical charges to catch irritants and allergens. Other filters like hybrid filters are a combination of both mechanical and electrical.

Asthmatic children need to have a stable home environment free from the pollen, dander, and other allergens that can trigger their asthma. Consider these four strategies as you work to keep your child happy and healthy at home.

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