More than 54% of Americans report that they suffer with allergies. If you’re one of the those 54%, here are some ways to keep your home as allergy-free as possible.
Even with the nice, warm weather – try to keep your windows closed, especially during pollen season. Hot and humid homes are breeding grounds for dust mites and mold. Other ways to prevent mold and dust mites:
- Vacuum twice weekly for dust mites
- Use a damp cloth to clean other surfaces, including the tops of doors, windowsills and window frames.
- Clean or replace small-particle filters in central heating and cooling systems and in room air conditioners at least once a month.
- Use a dehumidifier to reduce dampness, and clean it once a week.
- Towel-dry the tub and enclosure after use. Scrub mold from the tub, shower and faucets with bleach.
- Install and use an exhaust fan to reduce moisture while taking baths or showers.
Everyone’s main concern is how to deal with all of Georgia’s pollen and how to create a safe haven in their own home. Here are some tips for keeping pollen out of your home:
- Try to park your car in a garage. How does this help? Well every time you touch your pollen covered car, you touch your clothes and all of your things. This just keeps contaminating and contaminating. So try to park in your garage, if you have one.
- Once you get in from the outside, strip your clothes and throw them in the wash. This doesn’t mean do it an hour after you sit on the couch and watch tv, it’ll be too late. Do this right away and then go shower!
- Your dogs will carry in pollen too so try to keep their paws clean after you take them outside.
- When you vacuum, empty the bags or container outside.
These are some tips to enjoy your home allergen free. If you’re like me and need a garage, so you’re not driving a yellow car every Spring, give The Peters Company a call and we can help you find a home that fits all of your needs!
- Written by Brennan Ballard