Seasonal allergy season is upon us!
We’ve covered some ways to get rid of your allergy symptoms naturally, but what about making your home as friendly as possible for allergy sufferers? Below are our simple and quick tips to minimize the effects allergens have in your home!
- Manage your pets properly: animal fur can be a real issue for allergy sufferers year-round due to pet dander and pollen on their fur. Frequently bathing your pet is one way to help prevent excessive shedding around your home.
- Invest in a HEPA filter, or high-efficiency particulate air filter, which is specially designed to trap allergens in the air so you won’t be affected. HEPA filters can be applied to windows, stopping allergens in their tracks before they even enter your home.
- Do not hang your laundry outside because pollen sticks to sheets, towels and clothing. Also change your clothes when you get home on high pollen count days to avoid spreading allergens through your home.
- Close doors and windows when pollen count is high to avoid allergy triggers.
- Check your local TV, radio station, newspaper or weather app on your phone to see what the pollen levels are for the day.
- Stay in or limit time spent outdoors on dry, windy days.
- Delegate lawn mowing or other gardening chores that trigger your allergies.
- Keep floors clean in your home by daily vacuuming.
- Keep indoor air dry with a dehumidifier.
- Before using your AC or fans be sure to always clean them to eliminate any dust that may trigger your allergies. You can use a face mask while doing this.