Carpet Cleaning

Avoid Fall Allergies

How to Avoid Fall Allergies

Avoid fall allergies to help everyone in your family thoroughly enjoy this time of the year. 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. Chem-Dry has seven tips to help our customers avoid seasonal allergies.

High-Efficiency Furnace Filter

Your home's health can be improved by installing a high quality furnace filter. A filter with a minimum filtration rating of MERV 8 will catch small particles like pet dander, fine dust, and pollen.

Close Your Doors and Windows

It can seem impossible to avoid exposure to pollen when the count is high. It doesn't help that pollen can travel up to 400 miles from the source. Reducing the pollen count in your home is not too difficult. Close your doors and windows on days when the pollen count is high.

Wear a Mask

No matter the pollen count, outside work still needs to be done. An NIOSH N95 particulate respirator can help block out particles that can aggravate 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 City Wide 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. Between professional cleanings, it is recommended to vacuum your carpets once or twice weekly with a three-stage HEPA filter vacuum. 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

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