Is Your Home Ready to Handle Fall Allergies?
While we’d love to say that annoying allergies only wreak havoc on our sinuses during the warm months, that simply isn’t true. Fall allergies can be just as irritating as spring ones, if not worse. Luckily, there are a few precautions you can take to make sure your home is ready to handle all the dust, pollen, and mildew thrown its way.
Prepping Your Home for Fall Allergies
Deep Clean Your Carpets
Allergens love to bury themselves deep within your carpets, past where regular vacuums can reach them. Deep clean your rugs and carpets with a powerful detergent so you get rid of any allergens hiding inside them.
You should also consider getting a newer, more efficient vacuum that better catches dust and other allergens during everyday cleaning.
Wipe — Don’t Dust
We applaud all cleaning efforts, but you need to be using the proper tools. Traditional feather dusters only push allergy-inducing dust around, so use a cleaning spray and microfiber cloth instead — these hold onto dust so it’s no longer on your furniture.
You may love air spray that makes your home smell like an ocean breeze, but fragrances can really irritate your allergies. Use fragrance-free cleaning products in order to keep your home’s air free of irritants — bonus points if you use natural, chemical-free cleaning products.
Protect Your Bed
Mattresses and pillows can harbor tons of dust mites and dead skin cells, so it’s important to keep them as clean as possible.
Use dust mite covers on your mattresses and pillows.
Wash your sheets weekly and your comforters monthly in hot water.
Keep your pets off the bed since they can make things worse with their dander and fur. Sorry, Fido!
Invest in a Dehumidifier
Some allergens, such as mold and mildew, develop as a result of too much moisture in certain areas of your home. A whole-home dehumidifier can keep areas like your basement, crawlspace, and bathroom dry and mildew-free.
Invest in an Air Filtration System
Sometimes, all the small efforts simply won’t cut it, and you have to take bigger measures. An air filtration system that uses a high-efficiency HEPA filter can remove 99% of allergy-inducing particles from your home’s air and keep you and your family much more comfortable.
Breathe Easier with Casteel
The certified and licensed technicians at Casteel are extensively trained to identify poor air quality and offer a number of options to get your home’s air as clean as possible. Preventative maintenance is the first step in evaluating and controlling your indoor air quality and fighting fall allergies.
For more information or to schedule a service, call us at 770.766.1657.