Seasonal Allergies – 5 Tips to keep your home allergen-free

The warmer spring and summer months have arrived, which means seasonal allergies have too.

Your home should bring you comfort and peace, not a source of misery caused by allergies.

While there might not be a way to keep 100% of the allergens out of your home, there are some strategies that can help. Check out the tips below.

1. Leave Your Shoes at The Door

Shoes are known to track bacteria, debris, and outdoor pollutants.

By taking off your shoes at the front door, you can reduce the amount of allergens that you track throughout your house.

2. Take A Shower After Yard Work

Yard work is essential, but it also exposes you to pollen and dust, which can cause an increase in allergy symptoms. Don’t worry, though, there is a solution.

After doing yard work, take time to shower and wash your clothes so that you are not exposed for longer periods to your allergens.

This can feel like extra work, but it is well worth it at the end of the day.

3. Filter Your Air

Filtering your air, can help remove any dust and or pollen before it becomes airborne in your house. 

This can greatly reduce the number of allergy exposures you would ordinarily face.

4. Remove Carpets

Carpets are known to hold onto any dirt, fiber, or allergen that they come in contact with.

The Mayo Clinic recommends the following for your flooring: “Remove carpeting and use hardwood or linoleum flooring and washable area rugs. If that isn’t an option, use low-pile instead of high-pile carpeting and vacuum weekly with a vacuum cleaner that has a small-particle or high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter. Wash area rugs and floor mats weekly, and shampoo wall-to-wall carpets periodically.”

If you are not able to remove your carpet, make sure to follow the Mayo Clinic’s recommendations to help keep your carpet clean and allergen-free.

5. Have A Weekly Cleaning Routine

Adding a weekly cleaning schedule, allows you to take time to sanitize and remove any allergens that have come into your home over the course of the week.

We recommend focusing on deep cleaning your floors, windowsills, and fans.

These areas can collect a lot of dust and particles in a week, so make sure to be diligent.

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No matter the reason or the season, Diamond Maids wants to help you feel good.

If you’re interested in learning more, then please reach out to us anytime!