Common Allergens You Can Find Everywhere in Your Home

by Niz Brown 08/11/2019

Allergens can be annoying, even frustrating if you are unable to detect the cause of an allergic trigger in your home. Outdoor allergies are typical, but when these allergens come close to your personal space, it becomes a concern.

Even though experts have discovered many allergens commonly found hanging in the home, there are still measures which you need to take to further protect yourself from them. The number one spot to look is the grill. The grill harbors lots of substances, which can lead to watery eyes, runny, and stuffy nose. Here are more allergens commonly found in the home and how you can quickly fix them.

Cockroaches 

Cockroaches are huge allergens and can trigger an uproar in your body system if exposed to them. They can be anywhere, no matter whether the home is dirty or clean. Both dead and live cockroaches are potential threats and the dirt and waste they leave behind can cause allergic reactions.

Dust Mites

If you are allergic to dust, blame it on some microscopic organisms called the dust mites. According to medical experts, they feed off our dead skins cells. Most found in places like your bedding and upholstered furniture. The solution is to make sure you eliminate dust the best way possible. Similar to cockroaches, they can die, thereby leaving the waste behind. The best action in other to get rid of these allergic triggers.

Dander from animals (Dog, Cat, Mice, etc.)

For pet owners, you might be allergic to your pet’s dander without even knowing. If you are always having nasal congestion, sneezing or itching eyes, then you will need to find out if you are allergic to animal dander, like the furs.

If the pet is new, it might take a while for your system to adjust. If you are allergic to a pet, the solution is not to give the pets up because they are part of the family. What you need to do is designate certain areas of the house to them, as a pet-free zone.

Pollen

It is an outdoor allergen, but it can still enter the home through unlikely means. Most clothes you wear outside can be contaminated with pollen, taking them inside and dropping them on the sofa will only spread the pollen around. 

The solution is to make sure that clothes used for play or yard work outside do not end up on your bed or furniture. Perhaps, an indoor laundry room would be the best solution to tackle this common allergen.

There are so many allergens in the home that can mess up your health. Getting to know them and bringing a stop to them will ensure a home free of such triggers. Are you yet to discover them in your home? Now is the time.

About the Author
Author

Niz Brown

Born in San Pedro, California, as a first generation Croatian, I graduated from California State University at Long Beach with a degree in Mathematics and Chemistry and then earned a teaching credential from San Francisco State University. In 1960 I married native San Franciscan Jim Brown. Jim, was a high school teacher before becoming the owner/chef of La Lanterna Restaurant in Kentfield from 1985-1992. He is now retired. I combined substitute teaching in Marin County with the rearing of our four children, all of whom are grown and have settled in Marin. I became intrigued with the world of homes when we acted as the general contractors in building our own home in Woodacre and another home in the San Geronimo Valley. I began to work the carpet business, and became licensed to sell real estate in 1976. I was an associate realtor with other companies before becoming an independent broker and opening my own office in downtown Larkspur in 1991.

Decades of experience in real estate, plus a passion for details, executed in a creative manner allows me to serve in an exceptional manner. I advise my clients on the preparation of a property for sale and use my skills to assist sellers in arranging for staging, clean up, etc. Then I begin the marketing by having the home professionally photographed I create a property website and create fliers and print advertising. The MLS places the listing on all media site. Then when a offer comes in, the negotiation skills and attention to the details of the transaction take over. Other agents often say "you have the nicest listings". I care deeply about the quality of service I provide. When it comes to representing buyers I am patient and tenacious. I am just as excited as the buyer when we find the right home. I love my job!

I network with agents from diverse brokerages. I operate a "bus tour" with 25 professionals from 15 different brokerages. Operating my bus tour is my way of establishing close relationships with colleagues and gives me the opportunity to serve more effectively. Real estate is a unique community of competitors who work together with love and respect and cooperate to serve our clients.

I have developed a passion for photography and painting larger-than-life images of flowers. I am a signature member of the National Watercolor Association. At close of escrow each of my clients is given a choice of one of my prints for their home.