Have you recently experienced that tickle in your nose or dryness in your eyes? These late summer months are the typical start of weed pollination, so get ready to welcome your not-so-best-friend: fall allergies!
Although ragweed pollen is the most contributing factor to fall allergies, outdoor molds can also be a culprit; they are common in soil, compost piles, and in the leaves that cover the ground in autumn.
If you ‘fall’ victim to seasonal allergies, there are some precautions you should consider. Watch our video and read on to learn more…
Limit Your Outdoor Activity
Ragweed produces a large amount of pollen, often in the morning hours, and releases it into the wind. Be mindful of how much time you spend outside, especially on windy days when pollen will be most heavily circulated in the air.
Remove pollen and outdoor mold spores from your skin and hair by showering frequently, especially after spending long periods of time outdoors.
Close Your Windows
While you may be tempted to open up the windows when that first cool breeze comes, you should refrain from doing so in order to help keep your home and indoor air free of pollen and mold.
Vacuum and Mop Your Floors
To assist in alleviating allergy symptoms, sweep and mop your carpets and hard floors on a regular basis. Pollen, dust, and other allergens will collect on your floors throughout the day, and they could be causing you could be experiencing the side effects.
Dry Laundry Inside
Hanging your garments outside on a clothesline will only allow for pollen and ragweed to settle on them. Once washed, opt to dry your laundry in the dryer.
Change Your Furnace Filter
Did you know that your furnace filter can help trap dust and other contaminants from being redistributed into your air inside? Consider the last time you checked, changed, or cleaned your furnace filter and act accordingly for the best filtration performance.
Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
In addition to a clean furnace filter, your indoor air quality can be enhanced with the addition of clean air products and services. Consider adding an electronic filter, a UV light system, or even having a duct cleaning service performed in your home for ultimate air improvement.
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