With fall comes harvest, leaves and, you guessed it, seasonal allergies.

Thanks to our midwestern pal, pollen, the air may be cooler, but harder to breathe. Sure, medication can help alleviate your itchy eyes and runny nose, but you can also do things in your home to make this time of year even more enjoyable.

Identify Triggers

Knowing that outside allergens can cause you issues is one thing, but it’s essential also to map out the problem areas in your house or apartment and clean/reorganize accordingly.

Here are some common problem areas in the home and tips for cleaning that can be applied to all areas of your house or apartment.

Breathe Easy with Clean Ducts

Whether from the field or your furry friend, keeping the air quality in your home top-notch is key for getting through this allergy season. Cleaning both your furnace and ducts can help make the air in your home easier to breathe.

Here are other tips for keeping your ducts (and your dog) clean.

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Dealing with pet hair and dander

Keep Yourself Clean

There are a variety of home remedies and preventative steps you can take to reduce your allergy symptoms.

  • Keep windows closed when pollen counts are high and farmers are in the field or hauling grain.
  • Change clothes after coming inside to limit pollen exposure.
  • Wash clothing and bedding regularly.
  • Bathe each night before going to bed to rid the skin and hair of pollen buildup.

And of course, keeping your home clean on a regular basis will also help prevent more severe symptoms. See our residential cleaning packages for help with maintaining a clean home. 

Use Your Tools

Getting your carpet, furnace and ducts professionally cleaned is always a good idea. However, there are things you can do at home to keep up with dust and allergens floating around.

Having an air purifier or ionizer on hand can help keep the air going into your HVAC system clean and extend the life of your filters — and help you breathe easier.

Vacuuming regularly can also help extend the life of your carpets and keep sneezing at bay during the allergy season.

Here at Intek, we help deep clean and allergy-proof your home all year round. Browse our carpet cleaning packages or get a duct cleaning video inspection and let us know how we can help.