Dealing with allergies can be a big hassle. While you can’t control the outside environment, you can take steps to reduce allergens in your Decatur, Illinois, home. Here are some great ways to reduce common household allergens.


Many of us don’t enjoy cleaning, but it’s the best way to get rid of a lot of unwanted dust and dirt in your house. Dust mites are one of the most common allergens and they’re also a trigger for asthma. To remove dust mites, make sure that you dust, mop, and vacuum regularly. Use a vacuum with a HEPA filter and wash linens regularly in hot water. This will go a long way toward making your home more comfortable.


Both wanted and unwanted animals can cause allergic reactions. Some people are allergic to cats and dogs. If this is you and you have one anyway, make sure that you clean and vacuum even more often. Also, brush your pets often and wipe them off when coming inside to remove any residual pollen and dander.

Cockroaches living in your house can also cause allergy and asthma symptoms. To prevent cockroaches, the best thing to do is make sure that you don’t leave food laying out. Additionally, seal any cracks that they may use to enter your home. If you see one cockroach, you probably have many more. Your best bet is to enlist the help of an exterminator right away.

HVAC Maintenance

If your HVAC system isn’t maintained properly, there could be problems with the air quality in your home. Issues with the ductwork can cause dust and dirt to circulate through your home. Vents can also become dirty and dusty. One of the most important things you can do for the air quality in your home is to change the filter regularly. A dirty filter can’t properly clean the air as it enters your HVAC system.

Do you need to improve the indoor air quality in your home? We can help! For friendly, reliable service on your HVAC system, call our team at Tica, Inc. at (217) 635-2230.

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