AHHCTOBER! It’s so beautiful with sunny warm days and bright leaves falling. Unless you suffer from allergies to goldenrod/ragweed, mold and dust mites, it’s a great time to be outside.
According to WebMD.com, “ragweed is the biggest allergy trigger. Though the yellow-flowering weed typically begins pollinating in August, it can linger well into the fall months. About three-quarters of people who are allergic to spring pollen-producing plants are also allergic to ragweed. Ragweed pollen can travel for hundreds of miles on the wind, so even if it doesn’t grow where you live, it can still make you miserable if you’re allergic to it.”
Minimize these allergens in your home with these simple tips:
Cutting down on the dust and allergens will help everyone in the home breathe better. All Star Chem Dry wants to help you and your family stay healthy this fall
Clean your Carpet: Carpeting is a great air filter in your home. Airborne particles fall and all those dust mites, ragweed and other allergens are trapped in between the strands. Regular vacuuming with a HEPA vacuum and semi-annual cleanings with Chem Dry and can help rid your carpet of allergens, which make your family breathe easier.
Bring on the Heat: With cooler nighttime temps, you will need to turn on your heater. Before you do so, consider having your heating ducts cleaned and definitely change out your air filters. Mold and other allergens may have accumulated there over the summer, so get rid of them before sending them through your heating system.
Dust like a Pro: Dust your home with a fleece or microfiber cloth in order to trap any loose particles and shake outside. Wash them after each dusting to keep them clean. (We’ll even give you one when we arrive.)
Don’t Forget about Fido: You regularly wash your sheets and clothes, so do the same for your pet! They can carry around some doggy allergens. Chem Dry can clean their bedding and fabric toys regularly.
Work these tips into your cleaning routine to prevent allergens from entering or staying in your home. One idea is to have Chem Dry’s Anti-Allergen treatment applied in the bedroom and most used rooms of people who suffer with seasonal allergies. It specifically targets pet dander allergies and dust mite allergies, to help you sneeze less and enjoy life more. The treatment can be re-applied by purchasing cans of the product from All Star Chem Dry.