3 Ways to Allergy-Proof Your Window Coverings

Are you looking for window treatments that are good for those with allergies — whether you or someone else in your family? Window shutters in Truckee, CA can be good for allergy-sufferers as long you do certain things to ensure that the window coverings are properly maintained. You’ll see that it’s easy to ward off problems stemming from allergic reactions.

1. Keep the Window Shutters Clean
If you’ve ever had blinds or other types of window coverings, you know that dust can easily build upon them if they’re not dusted and cleaned regularly. Dust mites, which can trigger allergic reactions, can be kept under control if you don’t allow them to build up. Use a damp cloth to wipe the slats on the window shutters weekly, and do the same thing to the windows and windowsills. The cleaning solution should be a mixture of mostly water with a dash of bleach. You might want to mix it in a clean, empty spray bottle that you can use week by week. By cleaning with this solution, you can eradicate dust mites and mold spores. One word of caution is that you should put on a dust mask before cleaning the windows, shutters, and windowsills. Otherwise, you could get an allergic reaction even as you’re cleaning to avoid one.

2. Ensure Caulking is in Good Condition
It’s also important that you routinely check the caulking around the windows to ensure that it is in good condition. Any gaps will enable dust, mold spores, and even pollen to get into your home. This situation will, if not dealt with in a timely manner, trigger allergic reactions. All you need is a caulking gun and some caulking to seal up any gaps. It’s an easy DIY project.

3. Use Air Purifiers
If you really want to up the ante in the fight against allergies, then buy air purifiers to station close to your windows. These pieces of equipment will capture airborne contaminants before they circulate around your home and trigger an allergic reaction. If you head to a big box sore, you can all kinds of air purifiers. While you don’t have to buy any particular one, ensure that the air purifiers you do purchase come with HEPA filtration technology for best results.

As you can see, there are things you can do to ensure that your Truckee, CA window shutters don’t contribute to the allergy problem in your home. DLUX Window Coverings has a wide range of products to meet most any need, so give us a call or visit. For a free consultation, visit our Truckee, CA location at 10001 Soaring Way Ste 120 Truckee, CA 96161 and (530) 550-0183, or you can reach us at our Reno, NV location at 770 S. Meadows Pkwy. #112, Reno, NV 89521 and (775) 800-1332. We know windows inside out, and we’d love to use our expertise to help you get the windows you need for your home. We’re here to help. Let us know what you need.

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