The sun is out, the trees are blooming, there’s a gentle breeze swinging the grass, flowers and delicate branches. A lovely picture to see, but certainly bad news to those who suffer from hay fever. As nature wakes for a new season, people allergic to pollen feel less excited to spend time outdoors. But what is worse, many of them fail to get rest of the hay fever symptoms even at home. That’s one thing we may be able to help with, so keep reading to find out how to defeat that unsettling allergy at home.
Hay fever symptoms get even worse when you add dust to the mixture. At the beginning of spring it is very important to arrange for deep cleaning of your entire property. It will help you get rid of dirt that has built up behind and under heavy furniture. This is also a valuable hiding space for many pests, so all the more reason to get cleaning. At the end of the process, there’s always disinfection, which successfully removes pollen and other allergens and germs.
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning
Your carpet is the main source of allergens at your home. The fibres lock any particles that fall on the ground or are brought from outside. Then you start breeding these particles and they could cause a variety of reactions, especially at night. This is even more dangerous for young children who often spend a long time sitting and playing on the carpet. Pollen gets trapped in the fibres too, not only of the carpet, but also upholstered furniture. This is why it is more than a good idea to have your carpets, mattresses and upholstery professionally cleaned at the change of every season.
Steam cleaning is your best weapon against pollen in the house. It could be applied to a variety of surfaces and successfully eliminates all allergens that could be stuck in different parts of your home. In addition, it purifies the air, which certainly helps with blocked noses and sleep quality. You will be amazed to notice a lot less tossing and turning at night immediately after your bedroom has been steam cleaned.
HEPA Vacuum Filters
You can vacuum the floors every day at home and that may make no real difference when it comes to your hay fever symptoms. That is if you use a standard vacuum cleaner. Investing in one with a HEPA filter, though, is a whole new story. Any pollen that gets sucked from the carpet or other surfaces would actually remain in the vacuum cleaner and not released back in the air. Don’t forget to clean/change the filter as prescribed. Otherwise, those efforts will too, go in vain.
Fine Window Nets
It is important to ventilate your home daily, but that would get more pollen inside. A good solution may be installing a fine net on your windows or getting long transparent curtains. This will decrease the amount of allergens that enter through the window but won’t stop it completely, so you must still make sure your home is regularly cleaned and disinfected.