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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. During this season, there are a lot of allergies. The most common 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. 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

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

Outside work still needs doing when your allergies are getting to you. Using an NIOSH N95 particulate respirator can help you keep away from aggravating particles that trigger your allergies.

Clean Your Carpets

Allergens and bacteria get caught in the fibers of carpet and build up over time. Household bacteria and allergens are cleared from the carpets and the air with the process used by Palm Breeze Chem-Dry. 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. 1-2 times a week is the recommended amount to use 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. These allergens may come in contact with your face after they are transferred from your hair to the pillow when you retire at the end of the day. A quick shower before you lay down will rinse allergens from your hair and minimize allergy symptoms during the night.

Allergy-Proof Your Bed

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