If you suffer from allergies, you know that summer can be one of the worst seasons for symptoms. Pollen levels are so high that you dread walking to the mailbox. However, if your allergies continue to bother you inside your home, you may be tracking that same pollen indoors.
Fear not, allergy sufferers. We’re here to provide four ways to help prevent outdoor allergens from entering your home to keep you allergy free.
If your pets are frequently playing outside in the grass, they should be rinsed off or given a bath right before they enter your house.
- Dogs especially have fur that traps pollen easily, and when they come into your home and shake, lay or even play, they release all that pollen into your home. Since Southern California summers can be brutal, pets can’t just be left outdoors, so make sure they are cleaned of pollen before they return inside.
Shower and wash your clothing after spending time outside.
- Just like our pets, our hair and clothing can catch pollen from outside. To reduce the amount of allergens that can enter your home, throw your clothes into the wash after spending time outdoors and then shower any allergens that could be trapped in your hair. Pollen can get trapped in pillows, couches and even carpet.
Keep your windows closed.
- The fresh air might be nice, but it could bring in dust, pollen and other summer allergens.
Replace your home’s air filter.
- It is recommended to replace your home’s air filter every 60 days. Replacing it more frequently, such as every month, can help relieve your allergies and keep your home clean from dust.
To learn more about how to prevent pollen from entering your home, or to schedule an air conditioning inspection, give RighTime Home Services a call at (951) 643-0492 or visit us online at RighTimeHomeServices.com.