woman sneezing on couch because of allergens in home wanting to build and maintain a hypoallergenic home

If you are a person who suffers from seasonal or yearly allergies, you know how inconvenient it can be to deal with them. Being outdoors tends to accelerate any allergies that a person may have. However, irritating allergens can also come into your home on your clothes, your household items, on your pets, and through the air. There are specific measures you can take as a homeowner to create a hypoallergenic home. The best way to ensure you have minimal allergens in your home though, is to build a new home. Building a new home from scratch allows you to choose from allergy-friendly finishes and materials. And, newer homes are less likely to carry mold and dust which lead to allergies and other health problems. Let’s take a closer look at how to build and maintain a hypoallergenic home. 

  • Bathe your pets regularly or purchase pet-friendly cleaning wipes to wipe down your pets after they have come back inside from being outdoors. This way any allergens trapped in their fur is removed and less likely to travel throughout your home. 
  • Wash any outdoor tools before bringing them inside. 
  • Take off your shoes in the garage, washroom, or a separate area than where your family gathers frequently. 
  • Replace air filters and filtration systems regularly with HEPA filters. Also, have them checked regularly by a professional to make sure they are clean and functioning correctly. 
  • Get rid of carpeting in your home. It is much easier to remove allergens and dust from tile, hardwood, vinyl, and other materials.  
  • If you do not want to get rid of carpeting completely, make sure to vacuum and dust daily to decrease the number of allergens in your home. 
  • Wash sheets, pillowcases, blankets, and other linens frequently. 
  • Purchase allergy-friendly products and read labels carefully.  
  • Switch out upholstered furniture for pieces made of wood, leather, glass, or metal. 
  • Invest in a dehumidifier. If it becomes too humid in your home, it can promote the growth of mold leading to allergies and other more severe health issues.  

Interested in Building a Hypoallergenic Home With Heritage Custom Builders?

We have experience in building award-winning custom homes in Saratoga County, NY. We can build your dream home, in your dream location, and build a hypoallergenic environment within that home. Contact us today to learn more!