Fall is here (believe it or not!) and that means cooler temperatures, our favorite pumpkin flavored things, and looking forward to the coming holidays. Leaving behind the scorching heat, bugs, and humidity might make you think you’re about to be in the all-clear for allergies and irritants. Not so! Here are some things you need to continue to guard yourself, your family, and your home against this fall.

 

Keep the Outdoors OUT

 

Even though the weather is changing, some allergens continue to pose a threat to you well into fall. If you’re especially prone to severe allergic reactions to things like ragweed pollen, limit your time outdoors. Keep all clothes and shoes clean and laundered regularly to eliminate the risk of pollen making its way inside. Vacuum and clean your carpets and upholstery on a regular basis, as foot traffic can not only introduce allergens into your home but also carry them throughout.

 

Give Your Lungs a Fighting Chance

 

Not all allergens are something we can easily see and avoid. There are irritants like dust mites that can build up in your home without you knowing, until it’s too late. Kicking off the fall season with a home-wide air duct cleaning will not only clean your dust mite slate, it will also freshen your home’s air and give respiratory allergy suffers a break from wheezing and coughing.

 

Stay On Top of Your Chores

 

Once you invest the time and effort into cleaning your home, keep it up! As nice as the cooler temperatures might feel, resist the urge to open the windows and give your air conditioner a break. Sweep entryways and outdoor steps daily, and make sure your pets see the groomer at least once a month (even if they’re primarily indoor!). Keep all surfaces and floors in your home clean and dust-free (don’t forget your tile floors).

 

Keeping fall allergies at bay doesn’t have to be a hassle. Call ZEROREZ® today to schedule our cleaning services for your carpets, upholstery, and air ducts. We’ll have your home ready for pumpkins, hot apple cider, and family gatherings in no time!