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Spray Foam Insulation and More: Protect Yourself From Allergies Year-Round

December 5, 2018

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If you have allergies you’ve probably tried every trick in the book to make them go away. Have you ever considered spray foam insulation? Good insulation in your home can actually help with your allergies while you are indoors.

Outfitting your home to protect you and your family from the elements goes beyond good structure and sufficient insulation. Sealing up your home properly will cut down on the number of allergens in the air.

Still got questions? We’ll stop by your home and do an energy audit. This audit will help determine where the air is coming into your home.

Here are a few more tips:

It’s important for those who suffer from allergies to take steps and minimize exposure to allergens all year, both indoors and out. Here are some tips to keep you healthy, energetic, and active throughout the year!

Leave Jackets and Shoes Outside the Door

One way to keep pollen from getting into your home and making you miserable is to leave your shoes and jacket outside the door during spring, summer, and fall. If this isn’t possible, try a closet or mudroom inside.

The more you can do to prevent allergens from being tracked into your home, the better!

Consider Wood or Laminate Flooring

Carpet not only grabs ahold of anything you bring in on your shoes and clothes, it can also harbor dust, pet dander, and other allergens.

To keep everyone in your home in optimal health, consider removing carpet and replacing your flooring with something easy to sweep and care for. You can even use disposable dusting cloths on the floor if you don’t want to expose yourself to allergens while sweeping!

Don’t assume wood or laminate floors will make your home uncomfortable or cold. With the right energy-saving steps, you’ll feel great all year.

Upgrade Your Insulation

Speaking of insulation, consider getting an upgrade if allergies are a big problem! Excellent insulation – especially spray foam – can make a big difference in the air quality of your home. By filling every crevice and opening, you can ensure that outside air doesn’t sneak in and make you sick.

Not only will an upgrade help your allergies, but it will also improve the energy usage in your home as well. You can easily save hundreds of dollars a year simply by having spray foam in your walls.

A properly insulated home can mean you’re sick less often, avoid asthma issues, and even that outside noise is far less noticeable. The benefits are tremendous, so consider new insulation this winter!


Treat for Insects

Another common cause of allergies, no matter what time of year, is insects in your home. Dust mites and cockroaches can both cause significant allergic reactions.

Dust mites do especially well in damp, warm climates, which describes Little Rock during much of the year. Consider running a dehumidifier, dusting often, and using dust mite covers for your bedding. This can make a big difference in your home.

Cockroaches cause allergic reactions as well. Body parts, saliva, and waste can all cause allergic reactions. Treat for these pests and make sure to keep your home clean to avoid this problem!

Home insulation can also make a big difference when it comes to insects. Using spray foam does not give bugs a place to live in your walls the way spray-in cellulose or fiberglass does. If you want to keep your home bug free, an upgrade behind your walls may be in order!

If you’re ready to look at your insulation options, we’re here to help. We’ve been serving homeowners and businesses in the Batesville and Jonesboro areas for over 30 years, and we’d love to show you our incredible workmanship. Contact us for an appointment today!

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Reeves Insulation has been in business, in the Batesville area, for over 30 years offering insulation, replacement windows, air sealing, and weatherization. Owner, Marvin Reeves started in the general contracting industry and his background has transferred over to Insulation and Home Energy Conservation, providing homeowners and businesses energy efficiency services to lower energy bills. Our business is family owned and operated and our goal is to provide you the best job at an affordable cost.