If your kids are constantly waking up with stuffy noses and congestion in your Cartersville, Georgia, home, the morning routine is probably quite a challenge. Kids who constantly wake up feeling sick often don’t want to go to school, but the morning congestion tends to pass quickly. Eliminate the stuffy noses by getting to the source of the problem in your home.
Allergens in the Bedrooms
Your kids might be waking up with congestion and stuffy noses because they’re allergic to contaminants within their bedrooms. Carpeting, curtains, sheets and mattresses can all attract dust mites, pollen, dander and other particles that may lead to allergic symptoms.
Make sure to wash the bedding in your kids’ rooms at least once a week in hot water to get rid of contaminants. You can also use plastic coverings on the mattress and pillows. Take the curtains down to wash them, or replace them with blinds. Vacuum the carpet every few days with a HEPA-rated vacuum cleaner.
Need an Air Purifier or a Humidifier
Depending on what’s causing the congestion every morning, an air purifier or a humidifier could be a good solution as well. When the air you breathe is dry, your body’s mucus naturally thickens, which causes stuffy noises.
A humidifier will moisten the air, especially during the winter months when the heating system tends to dry out the air. A tabletop air purifier works well if your kids are feeling congested due to allergies. Choose a purifier with a high rating to eliminate smaller particles from the air.
Many people suffer from allergies because of microbial growth, and it’s commonly found in homes. If you have microbial growth in your HVAC ducts, they’ll circulate through the air anytime the system runs. With a duct cleaning service, your HVAC service technician can eliminate microbial growth and help to improve the quality of the air you breathe.
Schedule a duct cleaning or other indoor air quality service with Pendley Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. by calling (770) 382-1221. We’re here to help you and your kids lead healthier and happier lives.
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