Spring makes us want to fling open all the windows and air out the house after a long winter. Fresh warm Spring air smells of blooming flowers and freshly mown grass. If you have Springtime allergies, this means that the air is full of pollen and other Spring allergens. Dealing with Spring allergens inside the home will help you cope with the season’s runny nose and itchy eyes. Keeping pollen out of the home can help manage seasonal Springtime allergies.
If you have seasonal allergies, check pollen counts in your area on a daily basis. Knowing which allergens trigger allergies is the first step in dealing with them inside your home. Tree pollen, grass and other Spring allergens can enter the home through open windows and settle on window sills, floors and furniture.
One of the advantages of Spring cleaning is to keep up with allergens as they enter the home. Regular dusting and vacuuming will help remove the dust and pollen from outside. A HEPA filter on the vacuum will capture allergens from pollen, dust and pet hair, keeping your carpets and rugs from becoming filled with allergy triggers.
As tough as it may be, keeping windows closed on high pollen count days can help prevent allergens and pollen from entering the home. Removing shoes and leaving them by the back door will also keep pollen from being tracked through the home. After pollen season has passed, clean your window screens and window sills to remove any pollen that may have settled there.