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Keep Pollen Under Control in Your Home

April 27, 2015

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 Include your air ducts in your spring cleaning routine to help combat pollen. ©iStockphoto.com/Alkimson

Spring is finally here, and although we can all look forward to the weather getting warmer, the season is also known for bringing an army of pollen with it. Pollen is something that can bother a lot of people, especially those that have asthma or suffer from allergies. Many of these people will try to remain indoors in an attempt to avoid the pollen that has filled the air outside. However, this doesn’t mean they won’t be exposed to it – pollen can get inside, whether it’s because someone left a window open or because it was tracked in by someone outside. Regular air duct cleaning will help to ensure that pollen doesn’t collect in your air ducts and spread throughout your home. There are a few other things you can do to keep pollen under control in addition to air duct cleaning.

  • Vacuum  – You should vacuum your home at least once or twice a week. Pollen can get tracked into the house by both people and animals, which means that it can become trapped in your carpeting. Make sure you use a vacuum cleaner of high quality – a poor quality vacuum cleaner will spit out dust everywhere.
  • Dust your house – Pollen reacts in a similar way as dust, which means it can settle on shelves, table surfaces, window blinds and more. Dust your home on a regular basis using a damp cloth. If you suffer from allergies or asthma yourself, make sure that you wear a mask.
  • Keep windows and doors closed – Pollen can easily collect inside your home if you leave any windows or doors open to the outdoors.
  • Wash your pets  – If you have a dog or cat, make sure you bathe them a little more than usual. You have to let them outside once in a while, which means they are prone to bringing pollen back in with them. Keep the doors to your bedrooms shut so they can’t come in during pollen season.

Use these tips to keep pollen from getting into your home and don’t forget to get regular air duct cleaning.