3 Ways To Allergy-Proof Your Home This Spring

 

Soquel Air Quality ServicesWhile the weather may be nice, spring is a season that many families will come to dread due to their allergies.

Nonstop sniffling, sneezing, and itchy eyes will put a damper on any activity, and this is why it may be time to get proactive about allergy-proofing your home.

Here is a look at three great methods to reduce the amount of allergens in your home and perhaps even put an end to seasonal allergies.

1. Change Your Sleeping Habits

Most people are going to spend quite a bit of time in their bed, and this means that any allergens in that part of their home can cause some serious issues.

Start by cleaning all bed linens throughout the house at least once a week or once every other week to remove any lingering allergens.

You may also want to have your family make a habit out of showering just before bed as well. If that is not possible, washing your face and hands will limit the amount of allergens near your eyes, mouth, and nose.

A glass of water just before bed is also a good idea as it increases the production of tears, saliva, and mucus which will help to flush away allergens.

2. Stop Allergens at the Doorway

Every time that a family member or guest steps into the house they will track in new allergens, but there are a few simple steps that can be taken to limit this problem.

The best option is to have everyone remove their shoes and outerwear when they step through the door. Pollen, dust, and dander that is caught on coats and shoes can easily be tracked through the house when not removed.

Soquel Allergy ProofAnother option is to use two door mats. One doormat left inside and one outside will give a home additional protection as guests wipe their feet twice before entering.

3. Have Your HVAC System Serviced

The final step is to give our company a call so that one of our HVAC technicians can inspect and service your home's heating and cooling system.

Outside of open doors and windows, the HVAC system is the most likely culprit for bringing in allergens, and one of our most important jobs is to ensure that they are as clean and effective as possible.

We can help you with simple maintenance steps such as changing filters and cleaning the ducts which can trap allergens throughout the year.

Our team can help you find any holes or cracks in the system that can increase the risk of respiratory issues as well as result in higher energy bills.

Constantly sneezing in your Soquel home? Call Bellows Plumbing, Heating & Air at (831) 477-7150 today, and breathe in the fresh air.