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Top 10 Tips to Alleviate Spring Allergies

Are you looking for ways to alleviate spring allergies? This time of year brings about seasonal allergy concerns for approximately 50 million Americans. Though welcoming in the warmer weather is looked forward to, with this change a variety of allergens, like pollen, make their way into your home and cling to your carpets and upholstery. Regular carpet cleaning with Chem-Dry professionals is an important for removing allergens so allergy sufferers can put their allergy symptoms at bay and enjoy the warm weather too. Here are some other tips to help you keep your home healthier and allergy free:

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1. Know Your Triggers

Learning which allergens trigger the allergy symptoms your family has to deal with is the first step. Indoor and outdoor allergens may require different responses. For example, if the trigger is inside, open the widows to air out the house. The cause may be from a variety of sources, perhaps pet hair, dust, or mold. However, if the trigger is from an outdoor allergen like grass or tree pollen, keep your windows closed.

2. Get Rid of Standing Water Sources

Frequently a breeding ground for molds, standing water sources can be hazardous to your health. When possible, get rid of these sources to reduce the risk of mold development.

3. Trap the Dust - Don’t Move it Around

Feather dusters are a popular cleaning tool in many homes, but they tend to just lift the dust from the surface and distribute it in the air. Instead, use a dryer sheet, a damp cloth or paper towel to trap the dust for complete removal. Using a dryer sheet will also reduce static and remove dust mites.

4. Avoid Strong or Scented Chemicals

Strong cleaning agents tend to be the first to come to mind when thinking about lessening the effects of allergies, when in reality they frequently make allergies worse. Try gentler cleaning products instead, for example baking soda, to ease the negative consequences of harsh cleaning agents.

5. Clear Dust from ALL Surfaces

Do you dust windowsills, window frames, door frames, and ceiling fans regularly? Most of us will answer this question with a “no,” but all surfaces must be thoroughly cleaned for the healthiest home.

6. Keep the House Cool and Dry

50% relative humidity, or lower, is recommended for optimal results in the home. Keeping the house cool and dry will make a less habitable environment for dust mites and mold spores to develop.

7. Wash or Replace Moldy Shower Curtains

Slimy, moldy shower curtains can be a huge concern for those with allergies, and they may not even realize it as the source of the problem. The mold from the shower can spread to other parts of the home. This process is made even easier during the warmer months.

8. Remove Trapped Allergens

Symptoms of allergies may be triggered by the debris trapped in the carpet, rugs, and upholstery items in the home. They act as an air filter and should be vacuumed weekly. It is recommended to have them professionally cleaned every three to four months. Aabracadabra Chem-Dry is a great option for home with allergy sufferers. Not only is our main cleaning solution certified green, but we have a home health study to prove our products improve living conditions.

9. Wash and Air Out Bed Linens Regularly

It is recommended to wash bed linens every one to two weeks. A lot is accumulated on bedding, from sweat, skin shedding, and dust collection to make a perfect environment for dust mites.

10. Change HVAC Filters Regularly

Filters should be changed at least every 6-12 months, but they should be changed more frequently if you have pets or allergies. The highest MERV rating is not always the best choice. Ratings too high can actually make things worse by reducing airflow. Most homes use filters rated between MERV 7-12.

 

Source:

http://www.chemdry.com/blog/spring-cleaning-tips-alleviate-allergies

 

 

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