It’s that time of year again.
The grass, trees, and flowers are starting to wake up and sprout new leaves and blooms. Although it’s beautiful and the warmer weather is a welcome change for most of us, spring can be a frustrating season for allergy sufferers. With this season comes increased pollen, mold, dander, and a myriad of other irritants that can make you want to buy stock in Kleenex and eye drops.
Although there isn’t much anyone can do prevent these allergens altogether, you absolutely can decrease their presence in your home. Over time dust, pollen, mold, and pet dander will build up on your vents, inside your ductwork, and in your furnace filter. So what should you do?
Here are 3 things you should do to reduce your allergy symptoms:
- Change your furnace filter. This will help get rid of the allergens that were attached to the old one and not allow their remnants to recirculate throughout your home. However, be warned that if you have anything but the mildest of allergies, changing out the filter is rarely enough on its own to get rid of your sniffles.
- Get your ductwork cleaned. This is by the far one of the most effective things you can do to quell allergy symptoms. Hi Tech Duct Cleaning uses a 185-psi HEPA vacuum system in conjunction with agitation tools to remove any debris lurking in your system. We then use a special, safe sanitizing spray to clean each run as well as each vent cover throughout your home. Our process helps get rid of many allergens altogether and sanitize many of the surfaces they cling to.
- If your allergies are particularly severe (or it’s just been a while since it’s been done) ask about having your dryer vent cleaned, too. This will help ensure your clothing gets dryer, lint and other irritants aren’t building up in your dryer and on your clothes, and any blockages are removed. Since dryer vent obstructions are the #1 cause of home fires, this service has an added safety benefit!
If your allergies have been driving you crazy this season, rest assured that you don’t have to be miserable all spring and summer.