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While some irritants like pollen and dust are obvious problems for asthma sufferers, others are more subtle. If you’re struggling to keep your asthma under control, hidden asthma triggers in your Baltimore, Maryland, home could be to blame. Learn what to look out for so you can minimize your asthma symptoms and breathe more easily in your home.

Animal Saliva

Most people readily recognize pet dander as an asthma trigger, but they may not realize that pets pose other hazards. Pet saliva can trigger an allergic reaction and asthma symptoms as well. Keeping animals well-groomed simply isn’t enough to eliminate the asthma risk associated with pets. Pay attention to see whether your asthma flares up after Fluffy gives you a lick. The cause of your attack may be your pet’s behavior rather than his coat.

Insect Droppings

Insect droppings are nearly invisible, so they’re easy to overlook as a major cause of asthma. Using all possible deterrents to keep bugs out is a good place to start, but there are always insects that will get through. Vacuum often using an appliance with a HEPA filter to pull droppings out of the carpet and textiles. A powerful HVAC filter can help remove microscopic insect droppings from the air to keep your asthma under control. And to take it one step further, consider adding advanced filtration to your HVAC system.

Air Fresheners

Despite their name, scented candles, room sprays, and oil diffusers make the room anything but fresh. Contrary to popular belief, these products don’t really make the air any better. Rather than eliminating odors, they simply mask them with other, stronger, scents. Air fresheners can irritate your skin, eyes, and nasal passages. For those with asthma, this spells disaster. Instead of plugging in artificial scents, focus on actually removing the unpleasant odors with an air cleaner.

Is your home in need of cleaner air? Keep your allergies under control by choosing the proper air purifiers for your home. Contact Griffith Energy Services at 888-474-3391 to learn more about which products are best for your needs.

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