Stepping outside during the Spring in Snellville, Lawrenceville, Covington, GA, and the surrounding area can be miserable if you suffer from allergies. Pollen from trees and flowers can make your eyes itchy and nose runny. While you might think your home is safe from the irritants outside, you’re at risk of tracking pollen inside or spreading dust around your home. Here are three ways to reduce allergens when you enter the great indoors.
Limit Outdoor Items that Are Brought Inside
The best way to limit the spread of pollen in your home is to keep the outdoors outside. A few ways you can do this include:
- Keeping your shoes outside or at the door
- Changing your clothes when you come inside
- Wiping down your pets when they have been rolling around in the grass
- Keeping your windows closed during the Spring and Summer
The more you can limit the amount of pollen brought into your home, the longer you can keep it as a haven from the outdoors.
Strategically Clean Your Home
When you dust your fans, blinds, and furniture, the particles will get kicked up into the air and will settle on the carpet and furniture. This is why you should always start by dusting when you clean. If you vacuum before you dust, then you’re just covering your floor with allergens instead of removing the offending particles. By dusting first, you’re able to improve your indoor air quality and breathe easier.
Invest in Air Purifiers
If you have severe allergies, consider investing in an air purifier. Some air purifiers are located in the middle of the home, while others are tucked into the HVAC system and work to keep your air ducts clear. These devices will trap allergens to keep your air cleaner.
To learn more about improving your indoor air quality in Snellville, Covington, GA, and the surrounding areas, call Zack Hammonds AC Heating Refrigeration Inc. at (770) 661-0334.