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Tone Down Spring Allergies With Some Indoor Air Quality Strategies

Posted by Paul Wadsworth on Thu, Apr 07, 2011 @ 03:41 PM

After the long, rough Ohio winter, spring fever is growing. It creates a desire to clean up our houses, get outside and free ourselves from the exile of indoor living. Spring fever also means spring allergies. Tree, weed and grass pollen will be permeating the air soon. Allergies will plague many, and the best refuge will be inside our homes. 

To create a safe haven from those allergies, our indoor air quality must be the best it can be.  Here are a few things you can do to provide the cleanest, healthiest indoor air quality in your home:

  • Use a Steam Cleaner–Small, portable steam cleaners can do wonders. They use heat and steam to clean and deodorize home surfaces, fabrics, counters, appliances and carpeting. With no chemicals involved, you can remove odors and allergens safely.
  • Indoor Air Cleaners–A good indoor air cleaner helps  to greatly improve indoor air quality. One with a  High Efficiency Particle Air or HEPA filter will get rid of a large amount of pollen and airborne allergens. Moving the unit from room to room is easy and will help reduce contaminants on a daily basis.  If you would like a less cumbersome, more general approach, you can have a HEPA system attached to your central comfort system.
  • Use Dehumidifiers–Laundry rooms, baths, kitchens are all prone to high humidity levels in the home. Using a dehumidifier can improve indoor air quality by reducing or eliminating the growth of mold and mildew.  Again, there are whole home dehumidification systems that can address wider areas than the traditional portable, spot dehumidifiers.
  • Wash Clothes and Linens Regularly–Spores and pollen attach to clothing, which can reduce indoor air quality. Washing clothes often removes allergens. Bed sheets should also be washed twice a week. Keep pets off beds. Pet dander and spores come off a pet’s fur and cling to bedding.

These are just a few idea that will  help improve the indoor air quality of your home. Our specialists at P. K. Wadsworth can offer you other helpful advice. Contact us about other indoor air quality products that can help your family breathe easier.

PK Wadsworth services the Greater Cleveland, OH area including cities Chagrin Falls, Shaker Heights, Eastlake or anywhere in between.  To get started, check out our website.

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