Common Indoor Allergens and How to Prevent Them

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Do you consistently wake up congested, sneezy, or even find yourself itching your eyes throughout the day? You may not realize it, but it could be that indoor airborne allergens are causing these allergy symptoms without you even knowing it. Unfortunately, many individuals attempt to remedy their allergy issues by soothing the symptoms with allergy medications or allergy shots rather than combatting the source, indoor airborne allergies! Below are some common indoor allergens and some of the common ways to remove these nasty abrasive allergens!

House Dust

Have you ever moved a couch or an appliance and found a pile of dust, hair, and other debris? This dust pile was once airborne house dust that was once circulating throughout your home before falling to the ground and gathering into a small allergy-inducing ball of debris. This house dust is typically a mix of dead skin cells, hair, dust mites allergens, and other intrusive continents. Further, house dust can trap airborne toxic chemicals if exposed to aerosol compounds and keep these compounds trapped in these dust balls for years!

Mold Spores

Mold is no laughing matter. Mold tends to be very common in houses and buildings especially, in areas with high humidity. Important to note, there are many variants of mold. Some can be somewhat benign, while others, such as black mold, can be hazardous to one’s health! Regardless of the variant, most individuals suffer respiratory and allergic reactions when coming into contact with mold for long periods. If you suspect mold in your home, take care of it right away as you do not want to risk prolonged exposure.

Pollen

Pollen might be the top contributor to allergy symptoms. Known as “seasonal allergies”, many trees and shrubs give off pollen during spring and throughout the year. This pollen can make its way inside your home, leaving you suffering from mild to severe allergy symptoms throughout the day. Although simple air purifiers can remove pollen from indoor spaces, many allergy sufferers depend on medication and allergy shots to soothe allergy symptoms during the Spring months. 

Dog / Cat Dander

Pet dander, often misunderstood as pet fur, is microscopic skin particles that shed from your dog, cat, birds, rodents, and various other animals that might live in the home. Unfortunately, this natural process of shedding skin can be the cause of major irritation for owners and guests visiting your home. Although there is no way to completely eradicate pet dander, there are several ways to limit the spread.

Strategies For Minimizing Airborne Allergies

Before opting for allergy shots, or giving your beloved furry friend to a family member, consider removing airborne allergens with a high-grade residential air purifier! Air purifiers are designed to remove unwanted contaminants and allergens from the air that we breathe, ensuring that we can minimize exposure to airborne allergens. 

Air Purifier Benefits:

  • Air purifiers pull allergens from the air and neutralize them in a series of filters consisting of a pre-filter, and carbon filter, and a HEPA filter
  • Save yourself painful allergy shots and constant medication by simply removing allergens from the air!
  • Most high-quality air purifiers are less expensive than doctor visits or the cost of allergy medication.

Residential Filters

If you are ready to start breathing higher-quality allergen-free air, consider choosing MatrixAir. We pride ourselves on high-quality craftsmanship, operating, designing, and manufacturing all of our air filters right here in the USA. Learn more about us here at MatrixAir or reach out directly to our knowledgeable team who can help with all of your air purification questions.