Entries by BMT AllergyGuard

How to Know If You Have Mold in Your Home Causing Allergies

If there’s mold inside your home, the last thing you want to do is waste any time getting rid of it. Mold can grow quite quickly. In just a few weeks, you may find that it has spread to multiple places within your home. Although you may want to get rid of mold the moment you know it’s there, it’s not always easy to know that you have mold in your house. How can you tell that there’s mold somewhere … Read the Full Blog Post

Want Cleaner Indoor Air? Add Some Houseplants to Your Home or Office

Everyone wants cleaner indoor air, but purifying that air is not always an easy process.

From pollen and pet hair to smoke and lingering cooking odors, indoor air is filled with all kinds of nasty things, some of which can trigger allergies and other health problems in vulnerable family members.

You could spend big bucks on an air purifying system or install air filters throughout your home, but improving your indoor air quality could be simpler, and far less expensive, … Read the Full Blog Post

How Poor Indoor Air Quality Can Impact Your Health

Few people realize just how many pathogens and contaminants lurk in the air around us each and every day. From factories and automobiles to flowers and acquaintances, virtually everything in our environment gives off potentially harmful particles. Though we’re all growing accustomed to wearing masks to protect ourselves in public these days, the air in your home may be just as unhealthy as that outdoors if not more so.

At AllergyGuard®, we’re dedicated to helping everyone breathe easier in … Read the Full Blog Post

Can Pollen Get Through My Window Screens?

Allergy sufferers know that when pollen counts increase, it’s time to head indoors. Some people find that just retreating to their homes isn’t enough to keep pollen at bay. The problem is, leaving doors and windows open to enjoy the spring breeze can still allow tiny pollen particles in through ordinary household screens.

Don’t go closing the shutters and turning up the air conditioning just yet. While pollen can get through ordinary window screens, there are plenty of steps homeowners … Read the Full Blog Post

10 Ways to Fight Pollen at Home

Pollen does not affect everyone in the same way.

People with a sensitivity to the substance can find it debilitating. Food crops, flowers, grass, and trees rely on pollen to reproduce. The pollen grains that make pollination possible can cause misery for many people. The presence of pollen in the body raises histamine levels that can lead to congestion, itchy eyes, sneezing, and much more.

Pollen is a lightweight and powdery airborne allergen that moves through the air with the … Read the Full Blog Post

5 Effective Ways to Beat Seasonal Allergies Naturally

Many doctors report that seasonal allergies are on the rise all around the world, although the reasons are not yet apparent. Long before a person can be diagnosed with an allergy, they first must be exposed to the substance to which they are allergic. A person might become allergic to a substance at any time in their life.

Many allergy symptoms mimic the common cold symptoms, and people often think they’re coming down with a virus when the symptoms first … Read the Full Blog Post

Cleaning Tips for Allergy Sufferers

Those who suffer from seasonal allergies know that cleaning is a double-edged sword. Keeping the house clean and free of dust, pollen, dander, mold, and other allergy triggers is the best way to reduce symptoms, but the cleaning process, itself, can pose its own challenges. It can stir up all kinds of allergens, leaving cleaners dealing with itchy eyes, sneezing fits, and other symptoms sometimes for the rest of the day.

Everyone deserves to live in a clean, healthy home, … Read the Full Blog Post

Living with Allergies: 10 Tips to Help You Get Through Your Day

Coughing, runny nose, and watering eyes are all signs of a variety of illnesses, but for many, these symptoms do not mean that they are sick, but that their allergies are acting up. Every year, over 50 million people in the United States suffer from some type of allergy. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation, allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the country.

Living with allergies is no picnic, and many people find day-to-day … Read the Full Blog Post

Improving Air Quality Within the Home

Air Pollution exists everywhere. When an individual thinks of pollution, they bring to mind the smoke coming from vehicles in traffic or the smoke billowing from an industrial building in a major city. However, indoor pollution represents as a bigger concern today. The air individuals breathe within their residence remains a bigger risk to human health, although many people remain unaware of this.

Air Pollution in the Home

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air is two to five … Read the Full Blog Post

13 Ways to Allergy-Proof Your Home

More than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies. For many of us, even our homes don’t provide relief. That’s because many of our symptoms are caused by indoor allergens.

Even in the most carefully cleaned houses, people can be exposed to allergens like:

  • Dust
  • Pet dander
  • Mold spores

Exposure to these and other indoor (and often invisible) allergens can cause sneezing, coughing, nasal congestion, wheezing, breathing difficulty, stuffy nose, throat irritation and other symptoms ranging from mild to severe. In … Read the Full Blog Post