Spring’s official arrival brings warmer, longer days and it sure has been pleasant across Northern Colorado! Unfortunately, that also means trees and plants are preparing for their first assault of pollen. This gives many people itchy-eyes, congestion and sneezing as the air is filled with pollen. If you’re allergic to mold as well, this is also the time of year when the airborne spores of mold begin to release. One thing that may help lessen the onslaught of allergies is to do what you can to shut the pollen and mold spores out of your home!
Keep doors and windows closed. It’s tempting to let the fresh, spring breeze through your house but that breeze is also full of pollen! Keep it from settling into your clothing and drapes by keeping the windows and doors shut.
If you’ve been outside, change clothes once you get home. Pollen sticks to any kind of fabric so changing clothes keeps it from spreading around your home. This is the same reason why we advise against hang-drying your clothes outside!
Shower before bed. Pollen and other allergens also stick to your hair and face. To save you from spreading that all over your pillow, wash it down the drain instead with a quick shower before bedtime. This may help you sleep better too!
Not sure what to do for spring cleaning? Focus on cleaning where allergens accumulate. This includes bedding, upholstered furniture, air filters, air ducts, draperies and carpets. Have you ever had your carpet professionally cleaned? This may be the perfect time to do so and Rainbow International has one of the top, IIRC certified carpet cleaning services Northern Colorado can offer. And while we’re out there, we can give you a Loveland duct cleaning as well! Give us a call today and we can help stop pollen from invading your home.