Living with allergies can be a nightmare. You can end up constantly sneezing, have a runny nose, watery eyes, headaches, sore throat, and other associated symptoms. This will not only make your life miserable but also stop you from enjoying a peaceful rest in the comforts of your own home.
If you’re moving into a new house, it only becomes a must that you allergy-proof it first before the big day. You don’t want you or any member of your family’s allergy acting up after moving into your new home. This is why as much as possible, it is best to make some extra preparations to make sure your home is allergy-proof before you move.
Go for a Deep Clean
One can never tell what history the house has. This is why even before you start moving your stuff, it is wise to have it deep cleaned. Your seller may have already cleaned the house after they moved out. But this does not guarantee that they covered every area, especially the hidden spots.
Make sure you pack your cleaning essentials and wear a disposable mask and a pair of gloves when cleaning. Bring along bottled water and healthy snacks to keep yourself hydrated and nourished. If you can’t do this on your own, you can easily find a reliable company that offers professional house cleaning services whichever state your new home might be at. This way, you can get your house cleaned and ready according to your standards before your family moves in.
Test Your New Home for Molds
Another thing that can trigger allergies is mold. Your immune system can overact after you breathe in mold spores. In some cases, it can trigger one’s asthma. But if you get exposed to toxic mold and you are immune-compromised, this can lead to primary and secondary infections. This is why it is worth testing your new house for molds even if you can’t find any physicals signs of mold growth or can’t smell a musty odor anywhere inside the house.
You can buy a viable mold testing kit. Know that not all test kits are of the same quality. Check out the reviews and ask for recommendations. You can use a testing kit to check if the house has airborne molds or visible molds. You can also consult with a local mold expert to inspect the house for you and see if it needs mold removal and remediation.
Get Rid of Pests
Pests can put your family’s health at risk. Dust mites, cockroach droppings, and rodent skin, urine, droppings, and saliva, can trigger asthma. Flies can also cause allergies if they come in contact with your food. Fruit flies are known to cause skin rashes and respiratory issues. These are but a few common house pests that can be hiding in plain sight waiting to wreak havoc to your health.
If you find any indication that pests could have made a home out of your house while cleaning, make sure to take immediate action. Get rid of pests before you even move in. You can call a pest exterminator to make sure you get rid of these pesky pests out of your home. They can even help you prevent these pests from coming back. Of course, once you move in, you will need to make sure you do the necessary steps to drive pests out of your home for good.
Call an HVAC Technician
Your home’s indoor quality can affect your health. Before you start moving in, make sure a licensed HVAC technician already checked, cleaned, and maintained your system. This helps improve the air quality inside your house. It will also ensure your home’s HVAC system is in great condition and can maintain its energy-efficiency. Remember that if you or your family has allergies, you will need to replace your filters every three months. ;
If your new home’s HVAC system now requires a replacement, you can have an advanced system installed. You can also have a modern air purification system that utilizes HEPA filters known to be effective in trapping 0.3-micron particles or allergy-causing particles. It can already have a dehumidifying system included. This helps remove moisture in the air, making you less prone to mold growth.
With a bit of work, you can prepare your new home for your move-in day. You don’t want your allergies flaring up during your first days into your new abode. Get the house ready at least two weeks before the big day. This way, it will be easier for you to keep your new home allergy-proof.