How to keep pollen out of your home.
As spring approaches, people look forward to the sunny days that lead to green trees, birds chirping, and flowers blossoming. However, this beautiful time is far less enjoyable for people with allergies. For them, the season of blossoming life is also the dreaded pollen season.Staying indoors to avoid allergy symptoms ruins the ability of many to find enjoyment in the nice weather. The worst part is that staying inside doesn’t always guarantee relief. Pollen can still get to you inside your home, making it feel like nowhere is safe.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. You can take steps to prevent pollen from entering your home so that you can finally breathe easily.
1. Know When to Prepare
Pollen is virtually everywhere in the spring, but some days are worse than others. Make sure to keep a close eye on local pollen counts so that you’ll know when to get ready. You can usually find this information by watching that day’s weather forecast or visiting your preferred weather channel’s website/app.
2. How to Keep Pollen Out if the Count is High
You can do several things to prevent pollen particles and other indoor allergens on days with high pollen counts. The easiest things you can do are take your shoes off before entering the house and shower immediately when returning from outdoor activities.
While most people like having their windows open to get some fresh air on sunny spring days, open windows are almost always a bad idea for people with pollen allergies. If you suffer from these allergies, you should seal up your house as best you can to allergy-proof your home and prevent pollen particles from entering your home through cracks in the doors and windows. Instead, you should probably opt for air conditioning if you need to cool off, as most have built-in air filters.
3. How to Get Rid of Pollen Already in your Home
There’s a high likelihood that pollen is already in your home, as it tends to get everywhere. Once you have taken the necessary steps to seal your home and keep out any additional pollen, it’s time to get rid of the pollen that’s already there.
Tools like air purifiers and high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters are a good start. Other small things you can do to prevent pollen allergy symptoms include:
- Getting hypoallergenic bedding
- Changing and cleaning your bedding frequently
- make sure your vacuum cleaner has a HEPA filter
- Vacuum frequently and empty the contents outdoors as soon as you’re done.
- Dust frequently
- Clean pets after they come inside
- Change air filters regularly
- Get your ducts, coils, and vents. cleaned and inspected regularly
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Don't let it get you down if you suffer from seasonal allergies due to pollen. You can breathe easy when you take our advice and call us regularly to inspect and clean your air ducts, dryer vents, and more.
If your air ducts get dirty or contaminated, they may push harmful particles back into the air. Your ventilation systems should remove things like mold spores, dust, dirt particles, and other similar substances from the air. With our help, you can make sure that it does exactly that, instead of making the problem worse. If your ventilation system could also be host to mold growth, throwing mold spores back into the air. Mold spots can be tricky to identify, and they don’t appear in every mold infestation. Things that may indicate a mold infestation include musty smells, worsening allergy symptoms, mysterious symptoms that improve when you’re out of the house, mysterious stains, and more. If you notice any of these things, you should call us immediately. The longer a mold infestation goes untreated, the harder it will be to eliminate.
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