If you are a parent of a child with asthma or another chronic lung condition or disease, you know just how important it is to provide your child with fresh, clean, chemical-free air at all times. With a few tips and lifestyle changes, you can ensure that your home in Mobile, AL, remains asthma-proof at all times.
Monitor Local Air Quality
Whenever you have a child in your home who suffers from asthma or another chronic lung condition or disease, it is imperative to monitor and watch pollen levels as well as the quality of air in your local area year-round. Monitoring the pollen levels during springtime, fall, and even during summer can help you to prevent an asthma attack in your child by closing your windows and preventing them from spending too much time outdoors.
Invest in HVAC Maintenance
Investing in HVAC maintenance for your central air conditioner or heat pump is highly recommended for any homeowner, especially if you are living with a child who has frequent or serious asthma attacks. Ongoing HVAC maintenance services can help to protect your current air conditioning system while also preventing early breakdowns or costly repairs that are simply unnecessary with regular maintenance.
Having a properly maintained air conditioner, heat pump, furnace, and other indoor air quality equipment is a way to minimize the risk of breathing in poor quality air, which may trigger an asthma attack in your child if left unattended.
Eliminate Smoke From Your Home
Eliminate all smoking from your home to create a smoke-free environment for your child who has been diagnosed with asthma. A smoke-free home will help your child to breathe better without triggering asthma attacks or causing them to cough.
Cleaning and Removing Dust Mites
Unfortunately, regardless of how frequently you shower and bathe, there are likely dust mites living among you in various areas of your home. Most often, dust mites can be found on pillows, blankets, sheets, and other bed material, which is why it is so important to wash and clean these materials regularly. Washing and replacing sheets and bedspreads can minimize dust mites and eliminate them altogether, helping to prevent potential coughs or asthma attacks in both children and adults.
Clean Your Home Regularly
While cleaning your home regularly is optimal no matter who you are living with, it is even more important to do so if you have a child or other family member who suffers from asthma, asthma attacks, or any other form of a chronic long condition. In addition to wiping down surfaces, dusting, and removing clutter as frequently as possible, it is also highly advisable to vacuum and conduct deep cleanings of the floors throughout your home.
A deep cleaning of your flooring such as your carpet is essential to minimize and eliminate debris, dirt, dust, and other material from accumulating in your home. Skin, hair, dust, and even food may end up accumulating throughout the rugs and carpets in your home if they are not cleaned and tended to regularly. This accumulation makes it much more likely for anyone with breathing problems to experience an allergic reaction or an asthma attack. Your child may also have trouble breathing or may find it difficult to spend time in specific rooms or spaces without coughing, wheezing, or requiring the help of their inhaler.
Are you looking for a way to improve the overall quality of your home’s indoor air? Do you want to ensure that your home is as asthma-proof as possible for those who suffer from asthma attacks? Contact Air Specialty to learn more about the indoor air quality products we provide in Mobile, and surrounding areas in Alabama today.
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