Pollen allergies are most often associated with the spring season, but anyone who suffers from them knows that summer is also problematic. January through April is when pollen from trees is most active; but it is grass pollen that pesters allergy sufferers all summer.
How do you keep pollen out of your home and improve the air quality? Here are some useful tips for minimizing the amount of grass pollen floating through your house.
Stop the intruders at the door. Exterior doors are the gateway for pollen to make its way into your home. Do what you can to block its path.
- Leave your shoes and jacket behind. Make sure to take your shoes off as you enter your home, and leave them and your jacket at the door. Wipe your feet, even if they don’t seem dirty.
- Watch the pets. Pets carry pollen from place to place on their coats and paws, so do some light grooming as they enter the house. Wipe their paws and use a brush to pull allergens out of their coats before you let them inside.
- Empty the vacuum outside. Instead of emptying the vacuum cleaner into a trash can indoors, carry it outside and do the emptying there.
A few other easy ideas to keep pollen where it belongs involve your car, your hair, and the windows.
- Cover your car. Something you may not think about, is that your car can become covered in pollen, then moving to your hands and face. Keeping your car in the garage will cut down on the number of allergens that transfer to you.
- Wash your hair at night. Pollen lands on your hair throughout the day. By washing it just before bed, you’ll avoid sleeping on a pillow full of allergens.
- Keep the windows closed. Finally, don’t leave windows open any more than necessary.
Taking some simple steps really can cut down on the amount of grass pollen you’re exposed to in the summer. Take allergen control a step further – call Nelson Comfort of Cincinnati for whole home air purification solutions to cut allergens and improve air quality in your home.