Springtime is in full bloom in Volusia County! Although we are loving the warmer weather, beautiful flowers, and occasional rain storm to keep our grass green, there’s one thing we all can agree we could do without—allergies!
Between the extra pollen in the air and the dust collecting in all the nooks and crannies in your home, now is the time for Spring cleaning. Not only do you want to get rid of the clothes in your closet that you never wear or the old tools in the garage, but you also need to clean out the air in your home!
Do Spring allergens have you and your family constantly reaching for the tissues? Then it’s time to improve the air quality in your home!
In today’s blog, we’re sharing some of our top tips to fighting airborne allergens in the home. Take a look!
Keep the windows closed and the air conditioning on
Pollen in springtime usually has the highest count during the day and when it is windy outside. In order to keep as much pollen as possible out of your home, run your air conditioning instead of opening your windows when it’s warm outside.
Not only will your air conditioner keep you cool, but it will also filter the air in your home to keep unwanted pollen, dust, and dirt out. Use HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filters in your air conditioner and make sure you regularly replace them to keep it working at its optimal level.
Pay extra attention to your floor
A good amount of the pollen and dust brought into your home comes from your shoes and gets embedded into your carpet. For extra help, place doormats inside and outside your front door to capture the unwanted intruders, and ask your guests to remove their shoes and leave them at the door. This will keep them from tracking it further into your home.
If possible, choose tile or hardwood floors with rugs over carpet throughout the home. But, make sure to regularly wash any small rugs in hot water. Lastly, invest in a vacuum cleaner that has a HEPA filter in order to remove the allergens from the floor and keep them from leaking back into the air.
Keep your furry friends clean
Unfortunately, our furry friends not only suffer from gooey eyes and springtime sneezing like us during pollen season, but they are another culprit for bringing it into your home.
Pollen sticks to your dog’s feet, just like your shoes, but it also comes in on his fur. After a nice walk, brush your dog thoroughly to keep the extra pollen out, wash off his feet with a wet cloth, and give him regular baths. Not only will your dog feel better, but it will help keep excess pollen out of your home, so the rest of the family doesn’t have to suffer!
Do you have any other tips to share for getting rid of extra springtime pollen and dust in your Daytona Beach home? Let us know!