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Avoid Fall Allergies

How to Avoid Fall Allergies

Avoid seasonal allergies to make it so your entire family can enjoy this autumn. 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. Our customers are important to us, so Chem-Dry has seven tips to help avoid the stress seasonal allergies can bring.

High-Efficiency Furnace Filter

A high quality furnace filter installed in your home can be a great first step to take. A filter with a minimum filtration rating of MERV 8 will catch small particles like pet dander, fine dust, and pollen.

Close Your Doors and Windows

When pollen count is high, it can seem impossible to avoid exposure. Pollen can travel up to 400 miles from its source so it's easy to feel overwhelmed. 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. Particles that aggravate your allergies can be blocked out by using a particulate respirator, like an NIOSH N95.

Clean Your Carpets

Over time, allergens and bacteria get locked in the fibers of carpet. Household bacteria and allergens are cleared from the carpets and the air with the process used by Lighthouse Chem-Dry. Chem-Dry's Home Healthy Study is impressive. Learn more about it by clicking on 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. The surfaces of your home will be cleaned with this type of machine so pet dander, dust, dust mites, and other allergens are reduced.

Shower Before Bed

Throughout the day, your hair can catch smoke, dust, pollen, and mold. The transfer of these allergens from your hair to the surface of the pillow when you retire at the end of the day makes it possible for the allergens to come in contact with your face. Minimize night-time allergy symptoms by taking a quick shower before lying down to bed to rinse the allergens from your hair.

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.