Healthy Homes

We all know that pollen and ragweed can trigger our seasonal allergies, but what about indoor allergens? There are many things you can do to improve your indoor air quality and to make your home a healthier place to live!  Check out these great resources:

Healthy Homes Maintenance Checklist – This is a great go-to guide of recurring maintenance and cleaning protocols. Frequent home maintenance can not only prevent larger, and sometimes costly issues, but it can also help with the overall safety, ventilation and reduction of triggers and irritants in your home’s air.

Taking Care of Stuffed Animals – Sleeping with the enemy? Stuffed animals can harbor dust mites and other allergens. This news article recommends sending “Teddy to the South Pole” (a short 16-hour vacation in the freezer).

Removing Triggers from Your Home or Workplace – Making your home “healthy” can be a daunting task for anyone. It is very easy to become overwhelmed with all of the things to check, fix, or even habits to change. This is a great resource for beginners looking to take small steps to create a big change.

Guide for Reducing Allergens and Irritants in the Home: Indoor Environmental Control Tips from the Asthma & Allergy Friendly Certification Program – This guide is from the National AAFA office and discusses steps you can take to prevent asthma and allergy triggers in your home, especially during building or remolding.

Stanley Steemer  – For the first time ever, The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has certified a cleaning service — Stanley Steemer Carpet Cleaner.

R.E.A. Homes – R.E.A. Homes builds high performance luxury homes in the St. Louis area that incorporate modern design, smart technology and green building features to create an environment for you and your family that provides both superior efficiency and luxury.

Help Yourself to a Healthy Home – This booklet from the EPA covers it all:  lead removal and prevention, pest control, safe drinking water and much, MUCH more.

An A to Z Resource Guide of Safe Alternatives to Household Cleaning and Maintenance Supplies – Strong fumes and odors are irritants that can trigger allergic reactions or an asthma episode. This resource offers safe cleaning alternatives to benefit you, your children or your pets.