It’s allergy season, folks. If you’re lucky enough to not suffer from allergies you may not notice, but the rest of us have. Strangely, allergies can start to affect you later in life, even if you’ve never experienced them before. You may suddenly find yourself sneezing, itching, coughing, and rubbing when you never have in the past. The good news is that it’s actually pretty easy to help reduce the amount of allergens in your home, preventing allergy symptoms that can annoy you and slow you down.
- Goodbye Carpet – unfortunately carpet attracts and traps all different types of allergens. Pollen, dust, mites, pet hair, and more cling to your carpets and re-release when walked over, no matter how clean you try to keep them. Minimize the carpet in your home and opt for hard flooring with washable rugs.
- Replace Air Filters – You are supposed to regularly change the air filters in your home, but have you done it recently? Consider changing them at the beginning of the spring allergen season, and again in the fall. At least be sure to stick to the manufacturer’s recommended dates for replacement.
- Attack Mold – Mold and mildew can cause gross allergy symptoms, so regularly check your bathrooms and under your kitchen sink for it. Recaulk and replace items like sinks, tile, or pipes if necessary. Make it a point to dry everything off so mold doesn’t have a chance.