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Avoid Fall Allergies

Avoid Fall Allergies

Seasonal allergies can be avoided so you can enjoy this time of the year more than ever before. Ragweed, outdoor mold, dust mites, and pet dander are the most common allergies this time of the year. The temperatures, wet leaves, outdoor allergens being brought in and even starting up the furnace for the first time can trigger allergic reactions. The stress that seasonal allergies bring can be avoided. At Chem-Dry, we have seven tips for our customers.

High-Efficiency Furnace Filter

Your home's health can be improved by installing a high quality furnace filter. 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

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. Pollen count within the home can be reduced by closing doors and windows when the count outside is high.

Wear a Mask

No matter how you are feeling, outside work is waiting for you. Particulate respirators, such as an NIOSH N95, can help you block particles that irritate your allergies.

Clean Your Carpets

Building up over time, allergens and bacteria get trapped in the fibers of the carpet. Household bacteria and allergens are cleared from the carpets and the air with the process used by Chem-Dry of Hendersonville. Learn more about our Home Healthy Study by clicking on the link.

Get a HEPA filter Vacuum

Most homes aren't professionally cleaned each week. It is recommended to vacuum your carpets 1-2 times a week with a three-stage HEPA filter vacuum between professional cleaning appointments. This type of machine will reduce dust mites, pet dander, dust, and other allergens from the surfaces in your home.

Shower Before Bed

Pollen, dust, mold, and smoke can get caught in your hair each day. 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. 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

Allergen-proof fabric covers on your mattresses, box springs, and pillows can help your bed be healthier. Use these covers to protect your bed from dust, dust mites, and their waste.