Spring is almost here and it’s time for a good spring cleaning! This season also brings with it an abundance of allergens, from pollen and pet dander to mold spores and dust mites. Taking some simple steps can help reduce the amount of allergens in your home so you don’t have to suffer through sneezing fits all day long. Let’s take a look at how you can get ahead of your allergies this spring.
Filter It Out
Start by replacing air filters in air conditioners, heaters, and other appliances. This will help keep airborne particles out of the air circulating throughout your home. Look for furnaces that use filters specifically designed to filter out small particles, like those found in high-efficiency filters with a MERV rating of 11 or higher. Also be sure to check and replace these filters regularly as needed throughout the year.
Remove any dust or dirt that has accumulated around your home by vacuuming carpets, rugs, furniture, curtains, and other fabrics. Be sure to vacuum any pet bedding as well! You may also want to consider washing any items made from fabric (curtains, blankets, etc.) on a regular basis with hot water to reduce the number of allergens trapped inside them. Additionally, it’s important to wipe down surfaces such as countertops using rags or disposable wipes dampened with water or a cleaner designed for allergy sufferers. You should also take care when handling laundry; use gentle detergents and avoid fabric softeners that can leave behind allergens on clothing.
If you have pets at home, it’s important that you keep their fur clean and groomed regularly. This will help reduce the amount of dander they shed throughout your home which can cause allergic reactions in some people. If you’re dealing with pests like mice or cockroaches, make sure to call an exterminator right away so they can get rid of them quickly and safely before they spread more allergens around your home. Finally, be sure to close off any entry points for pests such as cracks in walls or windowsills where bugs could enter your house – this will prevent new pests from coming in!
Reducing allergens in your home is essential if you want to stay healthy during the spring season. By taking simple steps such as replacing air filters regularly and keeping up with regular cleaning tasks like vacuuming carpets and wiping down surfaces often will go a long way towards reducing the amount of allergens in your living space this season. Additionally, implementing pest control measures such as calling an exterminator if necessary will help ensure no new pests bring more allergens into your house either! With these tips in mind, you should be able to enjoy a much less sneezy spring season this year!