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Avoid Fall Allergies

Avoiding Fall Allergies

Avoiding fall allergies this season can be a critical part of enjoying this time of year. The most common fall allergies are ragweed, outdoor mold, dust mites, and pet dander. The temperatures, wet leaves, outdoor allergens being brought in, and even starting up the furnace for the first time can trigger allergic reactions. Chem-Dry has seven tips to help our customers avoid seasonal allergies.

High-Efficiency Furnace Filter

Installing a high quality furnace filter can help your home greatly. If you get a filter with a minimum filtration rating of MERV 8, small particles like pollen, fine dust, and pet dander will get caught.

Close Your Doors and Windows

Pollen can travel up to 400 miles away from its source, so it can seem impossible to avoid exposure when the pollen count is high. An easy way to reduce the pollen count in the home is to close your windows and doors when the pollen count is high.

Wear a Mask

No matter the pollen count, outside work still needs to be done. An NIOSH N95 particulate respirator can help block out particles that can aggravate your allergies.

Clean Your Carpets

Allergens and bacteria get caught in the fibers of carpet and build up over time. A Blue Ribbon Chem-Dry uses a process that can help clear your carpets, and even the air, of household allergens and bacteria. You can learn more about our Home Health Study by following the link.

Get a HEPA filter Vacuum

You probably won't be getting your home professionally cleaned every week. Between professional cleanings, it is recommended to vacuum your carpets once or twice weekly with a three-stage HEPA filter vacuum. This type of machine will reduce dust mites, pet dander, dust, and other allergens from the surfaces in your home.

Shower Before Bed

Your hair can trap smoke, dust, pollen, and mold throughout the day. When you retire at the end of the day, these allergens are transferred to the surface of your pillow and will most likely come in contact with your face. A quick shower before you lay down will rinse allergens from your hair and minimize allergy symptoms during the night.

Allergy-Proof Your Bed

Allergen-proof fabric covers on your mattresses, box springs, and pillows can help your bed be healthier. This is a necessary precaution to take because dust, dust mites, and their waste can build up in your bed.