More than two million Australians suffer from asthma. Asthma Australia states there are different environmental conditions at home that can trigger asthma. Some of these include dust, dust mites, cockroach droppings and other forms of allergens. We have a list of quick and easy tips to improve the air quality in your home and reduce the risks of asthma attacks.

Keep Your Home Clean

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The most common enemies for people who have asthma are the dust and dander. To keep yourself or your kids safe from these allergens, make sure to clean your house as often as possible. Make sure to wash your pillows, blankets and mattresses regularly. It is also best to use furniture that doesn’t trap allergens such as leather, plastic and wood. Also, don’t forget to wear a mask and gloves when cleaning and vacuuming.

Keep Pets Outside

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Pets are family, and we love them so much. But, if you have asthma, it is best to keep them safe outside and away from the living area and bedrooms. The allergens they produce are one of the biggest triggers for people with asthma.

Smoke Outside

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Smoking inside can cause a lot of damage, in particular for people living with asthma. It is not safe and healthy for everyone to be exposed to second-hand smoke. So, it is best for smokers to smoke outside.

Control Cockroaches

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Cockroach droppings and saliva contains proteins and allergens which may trigger asthma attacks. However, these cockroaches are less likely to be a problem in a clean, dry house. To keep the cockroaches away, clean the kitchen after meals, don’t leave out dirty dishes, keep food in containers, and take out the garbage regularly.

Say No to Wall-To-Wall Carpeting

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Dust mites are insects that live in the dust particles which trigger allergy and asthma. Though carpets look great at home, these can trap dirt and dust. So to protect yourself or the kids from these harmful allergens, try to replace wall-to-wall carpeting with a healthier flooring option.

Choose the Right Flooring

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Choosing the right flooring is a must for people with asthma. Timber or bamboo flooring is of great help in keeping your home allergy and asthma-friendly. These types of flooring do not trap dust or hold allergens.

Implementing the above tips is helpful in ensuring that you and your loved ones are safe and protected. Take a look at Bamboozle’s wide range of bamboo flooring options that are helpful in making your home asthma-proof.

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