Creating a Healthier Home

Carpet

Plain wood floors are best in the bedroom for a person with asthma or dust mite allergies. If wall-to-wall carpeting cannot be removed, frequent vacuuming using a HEPA vacuum cleaner to trap small particles is required. Someone other than the allergic person ideally should do the vacuuming. Hardwood, tile, or linoleum is better for those with allergies. Washable rugs may be used if they are regularly cleaned.


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