As an asthmatic, I know the dangers of mould, mildew and allergies. After living in an apartment riddled with mould I suffered from asthma. I had never suffered with it before so this was completely new for me. To my surprise I had developed asthma from the mould behind the bedroom built in cupboard; something that we were not aware of.
Living with Allergies and Asthma
I have been an allergy sufferer my whole life from cat hair to dust, my allergies would start. Watering and itchy eyes, an itchy nose and constant sneezing is something I have always had to endure. Top this with asthma and it’s not a great combination. Anyone who suffers from allergies or asthma knows that you need to care for your home with clinical precision.
As you may have guessed we moved shortly after I developed asthma, but unfortunately even after getting out of the mouldy apartment, the symptoms have stayed with me. When looking for a new property we were so careful checking every corner of each room for any mould or mildew. But you can never be one hundred per cent sure.
I’ve noticed that our windows in our new place mist up, a sign of excess water in the air and the solution to my problems was dehumidifiers. I’d heard of them before but never understood how they worked. When my husband came home with one, it was the best investment he ever made. It changed my heath completely.
Dehumidifiers remove any excess moisture from the air, in fact they can remove up to fifty pints of water from the air each day, that is a lot of moisture that is sitting there aggravating my asthma. They also work in combating allergies from mould and mildew by removing the excess water and from dust mites from removing the unseen organisms that float around in the air that we breathe.
A Healthier Future
Since my husband brought home the dehumidifier my health has been improving daily. Due to the fact I am not breathing in dust and other allergies simulators and I’m not struggling with mould and mildew, both my asthma and allergies have cleared up. I can breathe easily in my own home. I obviously still do my daily hoovering and dusting to keep everything at bay, but dehumidifiers have made such a positive impact on my health and overall well-being.
Dehumidifiers are an essential item for any home where family members suffer from allergies or breathing problems. By removing the unseen organisms in the air and pumping out fresh air, any unwanted stimulants are immediately removed helping everyone enjoy a healthier lifestyle.