How Your Vacuum Helps You Fight Asthma

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Asthma is often triggered by allergies. When you are suffering from one condition or another, it's important to visit an asthma doctor. To reduce your asthma symptoms, it's also important to have the right vacuum. 

Vacuums generally serve the same purpose. They remove unwanted debris from your furniture. However, for those who are suffering from asthma, one vacuum can be much better for your health than another. Some vacuums can even make your asthma worse by filling the air with particles you're trying to avoid.

Choosing the Right Vacuum

Make sure that the accessories attached to a vacuum can properly remove allergens on rugs and upholstery. Also, it would be useful if your vacuum had multiple levels of suction to make sure that you're able to suck up all of the allergens. 

Make sure that the allergens are removed from the air rather than being released back into the air. Also, make sure that it doesn't release the allergens into the air when you are emptying the canister or bag.

Some vacuums use a water-based dust collection system. Make sure that mold does not grow inside this system. Also, if it has a water-based collection system, make sure that it doesn't raise the humidity of both the air and the carpet. 

Fortunately, there are some vacuums that are certified as being allergy-friendly. This makes it easier to select a vacuum that will be great for your allergies. They have an air filtration system that is reliable and the vacuums are tested over how well they work right before a canister or bag is emptied out. 

The Importance of HEPA Filters

Make sure to purchase a vacuum that has a HEPA filter. HEPA filters will trap particles and air so that they will not be in the air. Vacuums that are certified have been tested to determine how many particles escape into the air. Fortunately, HEPA filters are able to filter out particles as small as 0.3 microns.

Your vacuum also needs to be effective at performing its job. If it's not able to remove the dirt particles that contain allergens, you will be more likely to have exacerbated asthma symptoms. There are some vacuums that are more-effective at removing embedded dirt. 

Vacuuming Effectively

To have the most success removing allergens before vacuuming, make sure to dust your home before vacuuming. Don't forget to vacuum under your bed. Also vacuum all of your couches and chairs. This is much easier with an attachment. 

Talk to an allergy doctor for treatment options.