How to Prevent Dust Mite Allergy Symptoms

Posted on November 28th, 2013 by

Did you know that approximately 20 million Americans suffer from a dust mite allergy? This allergy can leave you feeling like you have a relentless cold and can also instigate symptoms of asthma. But there are some steps you can take to decrease the amount of dust mites you have in your home, thus reducing your symptoms.

  1. Dust mites congregate in carpeting so getting rid of carpet can oftentimes be the quick fix you need. Hardwood flooring is best, but you could also consider getting laminate or tile professionally installed. Your bedroom is a populous place for dust so be sure to make the flooring in that room a priority.
  2. Keep your bedroom closed off to pets. As hard as it may be, don’t let your pets sleep in your bedroom with you. Pet dander attracts dust mites and can make your allergies much worse. Also, get “mite proof” covers for your pillows and mattress and wash your bedding regularly in hot water.
  3. Regularly get your flooring cleaned and if you have hardwood floors, refinished by professionals. Having this done once or twice a year is not only a great way to eliminate dust and prevent mold, but it can also prolong the life of your flooring.
  4. Take an antihistamine to temporarily help with symptoms of  dust mite allergy like coughing, sneezing, stuffy nose, watery and itchy eyes

If you have been experiencing the unpleasant symptoms associated with a dust mite allergy, take the necessary steps to ease your discomfort. CMA Flooring in Carrollton would love to set up a free consultation with you to discuss your unique needs, concerns and home layout. We will work closely with you to pick out the perfect hardwood, laminate, tile or vinyl flooring so that you can once again fall asleep without nagging cold symptoms. Our company always uses environmentally friendly products and installation procedures so you don’t have to worry about any harmful chemicals or toxins being left behind after we install your beautiful and affordable new flooring!