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Avoid Fall Allergies

Avoid Fall Allergies

Avoid fall allergies to help everyone in your family thoroughly enjoy this time of the year. Ragweed, outdoor mold, dust mites, and pet dander are the most common allergies this time of the year. Allergies can be triggered by temperatures, allergens being tracked in, wet leaves, or even starting up the furnace. To help our customers avoid seasonal allergies, Chem-Dry has seven tips.

High-Efficiency Furnace Filter

A high quality furnace filter installed in your home can be a great first step to take. Fine dust, pollen, pet dander, and other small particles will get caught if you use a filter with a minimum filtration rating of MERV 8.

Close Your Doors and Windows

It can seem impossible to avoid exposure to pollen when the count is high. It doesn't help that pollen can travel up to 400 miles from the source. Reducing the pollen count in your home is not too difficult. Close your doors and windows on days when the pollen count is high.

Wear a Mask

Even when the allergies get to you, outdoor work still needs to be done. Particulate respirators, such as an NIOSH N95, can help you block particles that irritate your allergies.

Clean Your Carpets

Over time, allergens and bacteria get locked in the fibers of carpet. The process used by All Care Chem-Dry can clear your carpets and the indoor air of allergens and bacteria. Learn more about our Home Healthy Study by clicking on the link.

Get a HEPA filter Vacuum

It's unrealistic to expect that you get your home cleaned by professionals weekly. It is recommended to vacuum your carpets 1-2 times a week with a three-stage HEPA filter vacuum between professional cleaning appointments. Reducing dust, pet dander, dust mites, and other allergens from the surfaces in your home, this machine can help you maintain the health in your home the best.

Shower Before Bed

Throughout the day, your hair can catch smoke, dust, pollen, and mold. These allergens are transferred to the surface of your pillow when you retire at the end of the day and will come in contact with your face. You can minimize allergy symptoms during the night if you take a quick shower before you lay down to rinse allergens from your hair.

Allergy-Proof Your Bed

Put allergen-proof fabric covers on your box springs, pillows, and mattresses to improve the health of your bed. Dust, dust mites, and their waste will build up over time, so this is a highly recommended precaution to take.