Though it may not feel like it (seeing as how half of the country is still under several inches of snow, thanks to winter storm Stella), spring is just five days away! And while spring brings that fresh, crisp air we all love, it also brings pollen – and lots of it. If you’re trying to control your allergies this season, here are a few ways you can keep pollen and other allergens out of your home.
Dust and Vacuum Regularly
Pollen isn’t just found outside in the park. Unfortunately, those little, yellow grains can easily be dragged into your house every time you walk through the door. Minimize the amount of pollen in your house by vacuuming every few days and dusting every day.
Change Your Sheets and Clothes
Pollen sticks to fabrics like glue. While most people know to disinfect their surfaces, they often forget to clean things like their clothes, furniture, and sheets. If you spend a large part of the day outside, change your clothes as soon as you get home so you don’t start pollinating your furniture. You should also wash your bed sheets in hot water every few days, to avoid breathing in allergens while you sleep.
Cut Down on Clutter
The more nick-nacks you have around your house, the more places pollen can hide. Get rid of any piles of clothes or miscellaneous boxes that may be taking up space in your home.
Check for Mold
When most people think of allergies, they usually think of pollen – but mold and mildew are two of the biggest contributors to allergy symptoms. If you have any small leaks, don’t put off fixing them any longer. Leaks are not only a breading ground for mold, but they are also costly and wasteful.
Clean Your HVAC and AC Units
If you suffer from allergies, you should invest in a high-efficiency grade filter, as these will catch more allergens than your typical filter. But even if you have a high-efficiency filter, you should still make sure you’re changing and cleaning it every few weeks.
If allergies are already affecting you this season, call Mitch Wright Heating & Cooling! Whether you need emergency plumbing services, an AC tune-up, or filter change, we’re prepared to take care of any problems that can affect your home’s air quality. For more information on the services we offer, give us a call at (662) 269-0851.