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7 Tips for Avoiding Fall Allergies

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How to Avoid Fall Allergies

Avoid seasonal allergies to make it so your entire family can enjoy this autumn. Ragweed, outdoor mold, dust mites, and pet dander are the most common allergies this time of the year. A variety of causes can trigger allergic reactions including temperatures, wet leaves, outdoor allergens being tracked in, or even starting up the furnace for the first time. Chem-Dry has seven tips to help our customers avoid seasonal allergies.

High-Efficiency Furnace Filter

Install a high quality furnace filter to help improve your home's health. Fine dust, pollen, pet dander, and other small particles will get caught if you use a filter with a minimum filtration rating of MERV 8.

Close Your Doors and Windows

Since pollen can travel up to 400 miles from its source, it can seem impossible to stay away from exposure when the pollen count is up. An easy way to reduce the pollen count in the home is to close your windows and doors when the pollen count is high.

Wear a Mask

Outside work still needs doing when your allergies are getting to you. Particulate respirators, such as an NIOSH N95, can help you block particles that irritate your allergies.

Clean Your Carpets

The fibers of the carpet trap allergens and bacteria causing them to build up over time. City Wide Chem-Dry uses a process that can help clear your carpets, and even the air, of household allergens and bacteria. Chem-Dry's Home Healthy Study is impressive. Learn more about it by clicking on the link.

Get a HEPA filter Vacuum

It's unrealistic to expect that you get your home cleaned by professionals weekly. A three-stage HEPA filter vacuum is the recommended vacuum to use once or twice weekly between professional cleanings. This type of machine will reduce dust mites, pet dander, dust, and other allergens from the surfaces in your home.

Shower Before Bed

Pollen, dust, mold, and smoke can get caught in your hair each day. These allergens are transferred to the surface of your pillow when you retire at the end of the day and will come in contact with your face. Rinse allergens from your hair by taking a quick shower before you lay down to minimize night-time allergy symptoms.

Allergy-Proof Your Bed

Allergen-proof fabric covers on your mattresses, box springs, and pillows can help your bed be healthier. Dust, dust mites, and their waste will build up over time, so this is a highly recommended precaution to take.


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*Based on studies conducted by independent laboratories of Chem-Dry’s HCE (Hot Carbonating Extraction), P.U.R.T. (Pet Urine Removal Treatment), Granite Countertop Renewal, and Tile, Stone & Grout cleaning processes. Allergens tested were dog and cat dander and dust mite allergen. Pet odor results based on testing with the most common odor sources found in dog and cat urine. Pet urine bacteria results based on Chem-Dry’s HCE cleaning process and a sanitizer, combined with P.U.R.T. All bacteria results include use of sanitizer. Figures are an average across multiple tests.

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