It’s finally spring, and birds are chirping, flowers blooming, noses clogging and heads aching. As Mother Nature turns out in full bloom, so do many peoples’ allergies. Some people suffer from seasonal allergies, while others are plagued by allergies all year. In any case, it is important to know what allergens your body responds negatively to and how to reduce them.
Indoor vs. Outdoor Allergens
You are just as likely to have allergens inside your home as outside your home. While outdoor allergens like pollen, ragweed and cedar can cause sniffling and watery eyes, so can dust mites, dander and pet allergens in your home. If you find you suffer more from outdoor allergies, there isn’t too much that can be done except to take allergy medication. If you suffer from indoor allergies, however, the allergens triggering your symptoms can be removed.
Take matters into your own hands and clean your home in a logical order. First, wash and launder all clothes, bed sheets and towels, since these items can collect, transport and drop all kinds of allergens. Next, be sure to clean any surface where dust may have built up, including ceiling fans, countertops, and furniture and air vents. Finally, clean your floors by vacuuming, sweeping and mopping — allergens will have fallen to the floor as you cleaned the rest of the house.
Dealing With Pets
Pet dander can also be a big problem for allergy sufferers. Dogs, cats and even birds have different kinds of dander that people may be allergic to. Many people suffer from these allergies so greatly that they are forced to give up their pets. Usually taking an allergy medication can help, but reducing the amount of pet hair in your home and keeping pet beds and furniture clean can also be effective.
Regular Deep Cleanings
Even the best of vacuums leave behind some allergens. Your bed is full of dust mites, and the odds are that your air ducts are full of dust too. Regular deep cleanings for your carpets, mattresses and air ducts will help reduce the number of allergens in your home and make it a little easier to breathe. Dalworth offers deep carpet and tile cleaning, air duct cleaning, mattress cleaning and even a special allergen-reducing solution, leaving your home fresher and your sinuses clear.