Are you noticing an increase in your allergy symptoms at home? Things like sneezing, itchy eyes, and even hives after spending a day inside can indicate issues with your indoor air quality. Here in Austin, TX, the surrounding nature is beautiful, but if you suffer from allergies, you want the outdoors to remain outdoors! Today we will discuss some of the common contaminants that get into your home, and some great ways to remedy them.
Pollen is a common allergen, and comes in many forms. Airborne pollen can cling to shoes, hair and clothes, and follow you wherever you go. In order to cut down on the amount of pollen that gets int your home this summer, take your shoes off before you enter your home, and change your clothes immediately to avoid transferring pollen to your furniture or carpets. For severe allergy sufferers, it may be a good idea to shower before lounging around the house as well, to further clean yourself of the residual pollen.
Dander from cats and dogs can be pretty rough on some allergy sufferers, and no matter how much you love Fido, his dander may still set your allergies off. Use protective covers for areas Fido likes to hang out in, and mop and dust frequently to keep dander to a minimum.
Dust & Mold
Dust just happens. we can’t really hide from it, all we can do is stay on top of it. weekly dusting surfaces in your home can seriously cut down on dust build up. To avoid mold, don’t let any area of your home, such as the bathroom or the kitchen, retain too much moisture.
While the solutions listed above are great extra steps to improve your indoor air quality, your best bets are to use fresh, clean air filters, and look into air purifiers. Many of the allergens we suffer from are air borne the majority of the time. in order to combat these airborne particles, you need to armor your air ducts with clean, quality air filters that will trap those allergens. For the allergens that slip past your filter, utilize our UV air treatment systems, or our air scrubbers. Follow the links provided, or give us a call at (512) 969-8281 to learn more!