40% of asthma episodes are caused by preventable triggers in the home
To help protect your child do not smoke indoors. If smoking outside your home, be sure to close all windows and doors to prevent smoke from drifting inside. Make it a habit to change your clothes after smoking.
Wash bedding weekly, vacuum weekly and dust weekly, especially in bedroom areas.
Clutter is an easy way for pests to have hiding spots in your home. Eliminate all food, water and shelter opportunities for pests in the home.
A great way to keep pollen out of the house is to make sure everyone changes their clothes after coming inside from work and school. Try to keep windows and doors closed, especially during high pollen days.
To eliminate and prevent mold from growing in your home, follow these simple recommendations. Identify and fix all water problems, ensure your home is properly ventilated, and avoid carpeting in kitchens, bathrooms & basements.
To help protect your child from these extreme weather conditions (cold/dry air & hot/humid air) it would be wise to weatherize your home through ventilation processes and even window replacement.
By following these simple steps, you can reduce asthma triggers by 40%; which means less trips to the Emergency Room.