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Common Asthma Triggers You May Be Missing


When you have a family member with asthma, you do everything you can to keep your Marietta, Georgia, home free of asthma triggers and irritants. Sometimes the simplest triggers are ones that have never occurred to us, simply because of the vast amount of information that there is about asthma. Removing a few small asthma triggers in your home can help immensely when it comes to symptoms.

Stuffed Toys

The fur, fuzz, and fabric that comprise most stuffed toys is excellent at trapping dust mites, germs, and allergens like pollen. Are you washing your child’s stuffed toys in hot water at least every two weeks? They need to be sanitized thoroughly to keep them from becoming asthma triggers. If you can’t put them in the washing machine, hand-scrubbing them with detergent and hot water will get them clean.

Scent Irritants

Scented room spray, perfume, and candles can be irritating to asthma sufferers and healthy people alike. The difference is that if you don’t have asthma, the irritation will be milder. If you do have asthma, irritants can trigger attacks. To be safe, switch to non-scented cleaning products, toiletries, and soaps to reduce the chance of an attack.


Nobody wants to get a cold or the flu, but asthma patients often suffer more because respiratory illnesses can cause asthma attacks. Ridding your home of viruses and bacteria, however, takes a lot of work. Thankfully, air purifiers are now robust enough to neutralize most of the viruses floating around your home. Carrier’s Infinity Air Purifier GAPA traps many pathogens in its filters.

Ridding your home of asthma triggers is an important component of healthy indoor air quality. Whether you need an air purifier, new filters for your HVAC system, or advice about your home’s indoor air quality, we at E. Smith Heating and Air are your resource. Call us today at 678-369-8866.

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