5 Simple Ways to Prep Your Home for Allergy Season

Sean Deminski, Realtor®
Sean Deminski, Realtor®
Published on July 15, 2018

Allergies are the worst, especially if you deal with seasonal allergies. One minute, you may be completely normal, and the next you feel like you going to die. If you want to comfortably survive during allergy season, it is important to take some steps to protect yourself. Here are a few things you can do help your home stay a comfortable place when the outside is attacking you.

Maintain the HVAC System

Your air quality is directly impacted by the state of your HVAC system. You should keep on regular maintenance and have it checked at least once a year to make sure everything is functioning properly and that everything has been properly cleaned. It may also be a good idea to replace all air filters at this time. United Water Restoration explains that odors from high-powered HVAC systems require removal as does trapped moisture that can trigger mold growth. Properly functioning filters could make the difference between comfort and feeling like your head is ready to explode. 

Clean the Carpets

Even though they may appear clean, your carpets are probably dirtier than you think. Regularly vacuuming does a lot for keeping your carpets clean, but you should also be deep cleaning your carpets regularly to get rid of dirt, stains, and any allergens that may be hiding. You may not notice these allergens, but they can still trigger an allergy attack. It’s important to get your carpets cleaned at least once or twice to reduce the chance of having an allergy attack at random.

Invest in Air Purifiers

One last way method of reducing allergens is to invest in air purifying systems. No matter how much you clean before or during allergy season, open doors and windows will continue to allow pollen inside. People will also bring pollen and other irritants indoors on their clothing. If you happen to own a pet, your furry friend is going to track pollen and other irritants inside. You may even be slightly allergic to the dander of your pet. You aren’t going to be able to eliminate all the allergens, so purifying the air is going to save you a lot of problems. Gardens Cosmetic Center recommends using an allergen-reducing HEPA filter, which you should replace every quarter.

Declutter Your Home

Decluttering your home will help to reduce the amount of allergen that are in your home during allergy season. For one, you will be able to clean and remove what allergens have built up and two, they will no longer have a place to accumulate on. When you take the time to declutter and reorganize your house, donate the items that you don’t use anymore to a goodwill store and store the items that you want to keep but don’t have a use for currently. You will have more space and your home will be clean, ready to take allergy season head-on.

Preparing for allergy season may seem like an overwhelming ordeal, but you can take some steps to make it more comfortable for you and your family. Just remember to always have some allergy medication close by just in case. Allergies are a nuisance and you don’t want to be caught without something to help you.

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