At Offshore we know allergies are triggered by substances called allergens, such as pollen or mold spores. Many trees, grasses and weeds contain small and light pollen that are easily carried by the wind, causing allergy symptoms to flare up in the spring.
While over-the-counter medications might help, there are many practical things allergy sufferers can do to reduce their misery and help make this spring a little more enjoyable:
Do a thorough deep cleaning. Throughout the winter, windows, bookshelves, and air conditioning vents collect dust and mold that can provoke allergy symptoms. If it has been more that a year since you deep cleaned your carpets or furniture, we highly recommend getting it done ASAP. Also, shut windows in your house on days when pollen counts are high. Avoid using windows or fans that may draw pollen inside.
Minimize outdoor activity when pollen counts are high. Pollen is usually highest from 5 to 10 a.m. and at dusk. Pollen counts are also higher on warm, breezy days. If you do plan to spend significant time outdoors, take allergy medications at least 30 minutes prior to outdoor activity.
Wear a hat to cover your hair, and when you come inside, take a shower to rinse the pollen off your body. While in the car, set your air conditioner to the “recirculate air” setting to avoid drawing in air from the outside.
Finally, don’t allow pets on your bed or to sleep with you at night especially if they spend significant time outdoors. Pollen can stick to their coats and bring it inside.
If you find over-the-counter medications are not helping you, it might be time to consult with a medical professional who specializes in inhalant allergies and sinus disorders.
Call Offshore Carpet Cleaning to help get your home in order and reduce the pollen in your home. Once you have a deep cleaning, keeping your windows closed until it let’s up is the best course of action.
Call now to get a free estimate 609-365-8046 or visit out website at Offshorepropertyservices.com