There are many great things that come with spring, including warmer temperatures and the opportunity to spend a greater amount of time outside. But one factor that can throw a wrench into enjoying the season is the presence of allergens. From runny noses to itchy eyes, seasonal allergies can be an annoyance to any of your family members. And when you wake up with these symptoms instead of feeling like you’ve had a restful night’s sleep, you’re going to want to find a solution.
And while we usually think of the outdoors when it comes to allergy season, allergens can be present within the home. Many homeowners have become increasingly invested in their indoor air quality and the impact on the home’s occupants. However, while it’s challenging to remove those allergens from the outdoors, there are steps you can take to reduce these contaminants in your home.
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) identifies the following as the main sources of indoor allergens:
- Wall-to-wall carpet
- Soft furniture
- Stuffed toys
- Damp areas
- Indoor plants
- Mattresses that don’t have allergy covers
- Pillows and bedding you can’t wash in hot water
The AAFA also offers a few steps to help you manage allergens in your home.
- Put plastic covers over all mattresses and pillows.
- Wash your bedding once a week.
- Vacuum once or twice during the week.
- Cover your garbage cans.
- Keep pets out of the bedroom.
- Close the windows and doors to keep pollen from getting in the home.
Keeping your home clean and reducing the opportunity for dust, pollen and other contaminants to enter the home will go a long way to enhancing your home comfort. Make a checklist so that you can prepare your home and soak in the warmer temperatures.
Don’t make this allergy season more challenging than it needs to be. If you would like further information on how you can enhance your home comfort with purification or filtration systems, or if you have some questions on how to find a solution for the quality of air in your home, give Dave's Diversified Services a call at 540-369-3971 to speak with one of our professionals.