It might seem odd that we’re writing about spring allergies but believe us, employees at Gordon Pro Tree Service can get pretty sneezy and stuffy this time of year. Rather than turn into one of the seven dwarfs, you can do a few things that will help protect you against spring’s pollen assault on your senses. The first thing is to wear a face mask when you’re outside – some of us do! You can also ease allergy symptoms by trying some of the following tips.
Spring Clean Like You’ve Never Cleaned Before
Admittedly, this isn’t a fun tip, but it will help. If you spring clean every year, make sure the following is on your to-do list. If you don’t spring clean every year, it’s time to start. To help keep spring hay fever at bay and your sinuses somewhat clear, plan on
- Cleaning your home from top to bottom, including the ceilings and walls
- Cleaning underneath all furniture
- Vacuuming and shampooing your furniture and carpets, including area rugs and welcome mats
- Deep cleaning your flooring
- Laundering your curtains and drapes
- Cleaning your window blinds
This might seem as if it’s overkill, especially the ceilings and walls, but the point is to remove dander, dirt, dust, pollen, and anything else that irritates allergies from every surface. Even the spider webs in ceiling corners can trap irritating pollen.
Filter Your Indoor Air
Spring is also the time to make sure your air conditioner, ducts, and vents are ready for summer and that all air filters are new. When buying a new air filter for your home, select one designed to trap all allergens. Also, have your home’s air ducts and vents professionally cleaned. You’ll be running the AC this summer and your allergies will kick in if the air ducts are dirty.
You may also want to invest in HEPA filter units to place throughout the house if you really suffer from allergies or if your allergies trigger asthma attacks. Ion filters don’t really grab as many allergens as their commercials suggest. HEPA filtering machines do a better job of circulating the air and grabbing allergens out of the air while they run. Keep your doors and windows closed, too.
Call Gordon Pro Tree Service in Buford, GA, if you’d like some help preparing your trees for spring. Our number is 770-282-1616.