Carpet Cleaning

Avoid Fall Allergies

Avoid Fall Allergies

Seasonal allergies can be avoided so you can enjoy this time of the year more than ever before. The most common allergies during the fall season are ragweed, outdoor mold, dust mites, and pet dander. 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. Our customers are important to us, so Chem-Dry has seven tips to help avoid the stress seasonal allergies can bring.

High-Efficiency Furnace Filter

Your home's health can be improved by installing a high quality furnace filter. A filter with a minimum filtration rating of MERV 8 will catch small particles like pet dander, fine dust, and pollen.

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. Closing doors and windows on days the pollen count is an easy way to reduce the pollen count within the home.

Wear a Mask

No matter how you are feeling, outside work is waiting for you. Particles that aggravate your allergies can be blocked out by using a particulate respirator, like an NIOSH N95.

Clean Your Carpets

The fibers of the carpet trap allergens and bacteria causing them to build up over time. Household bacteria and allergens are cleared from the carpets and the air with the process used by Astrella’s Countywide Chem-Dry. Click on the link to learn more about our Home Health Study.

Get a HEPA filter Vacuum

Most homes aren't professionally cleaned each week. A three-stage HEPA filter vacuum is the recommended vacuum to use once or twice weekly between professional cleanings. The surfaces of your home will be cleaned with this type of machine so pet dander, dust, dust mites, and other allergens are reduced.

Shower Before Bed

Dust, smoke, pollen, and mold will get trapped in your hair throughout the day. The transfer of these allergens from your hair to the surface of the pillow when you retire at the end of the day makes it possible for the allergens to 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

Improve the health of your bed by putting allergen-proof fabric covers on your pillows, mattresses, and box springs. This highly recommended precaution will help guard your bed from dust, dust mites, and their waste.