How to Allergy-Proof Your Home
Allergens are everywhere. Dust, pollen, mold, pet dander, bacteria, and even cockroaches can trigger allergic reactions. Whether you suffer from chronic allergies all year round or find yourself struggling with seasonal allergies, we know that you’ll do anything you can to relieve your symptoms. These tips will help you create a household environment that’s less triggering for allergy sufferers so that everyone in your household can breathe a little easier while relaxing at home.
Get Ready for Spring in Greensboro
Pollen allergies are extremely common and tend to be particularly bad during the first few weeks of spring when plants start blooming. While it’s difficult to keep absolutely every speck of pollen out of your home, one way to keep the majority of it outside is to keep your windows and doors shut and take off your shoes and outer layers of clothing as soon as you get inside. This will reduce the amount of pollen entering your home and help give you a little respite from the itchy eyes and sneezing.
- Get Rid of Dust and Clutter
Dust is everywhere. It naturally collects on and under all the surfaces in our home, and it can feel like you have to dust constantly to keep it at bay. While dusting and vacuuming are great ways to cut down on the dust in your home, one of the best things you can do is declutter. The less unnecessary clutter you have in your home, the less dust you’ll have collecting on surfaces and floating through the air. It’s also a good idea to wash your bedding and curtains once a week to rid them of dust and cover your pillows, mattresses, and box springs in dust-mite-proof covers. While you’re at it, why not have an expert check your air filtration system to make sure it’s working properly and change your air filters at least once a month.
- Hire a Professional Carpet Cleaner
Many people don’t realize that their carpets, rugs, and upholstery actually act as a highly effective air filtration system for your home. As air circulates through your home, things like dirt, dust, allergens, and bacteria get trapped inside the fibers of your carpets and other soft surfaces, which prevents you from breathing those contaminants in. However, if you neglect regular carpet cleaning, the fibers of your carpets will essentially become full of contaminants and won’t be able to continue filtering allergens out of the air in your home.
All Star Chem-Dry is a professional carpet cleaning service that uses a fast-drying carpet cleaning method that’s designed to clean deep and remove more allergens from your carpets than traditional steam cleaning. All Star Chem-Dry’s carpet cleaning method removes 98% of allergens from your carpets and rugs and dries in just two hours – instead of two days – so that no new allergens like mold or mildew are introduced to your home during a long drying process. Because All Star Chem-Dry removes 98% of allergens from carpets, they leave your home with air that’s dramatically cleaner and less triggering for allergy sufferers. Investing in regular carpet and rug cleaning from a professional is one of the best ways to allergy-proof your home.
- Prevent Cockroach Infestations
It might seem strange, but the presence of cockroaches in a home has been shown to trigger allergic reactions in some people. If you currently have a cockroach infestation, it’s best to call in a professional pest control company right away. If you don’t, there are a few simple things you can do to prevent cockroaches from infesting your home. The biggest thing is to keep your kitchen clean. Don’t leave any food out on the counters and keep all edible items in sealed glass or plastic containers. Make sure to wipe down your counters every day and keep your sink free from all crumbs and food debris. Moisture can also attract cockroaches, so get an expert to check your home for any leaks, pooling, or moisture retention issues.