The prevention of seasonal allergies is a top priority for millions of people around the world. In many areas of the United States seasonal allergies begin in February and often last until the early summer (and in many cases even through fall).
Tree pollination begins the earliest but is quickly followed by grass pollination as soon as spring begins. Ragweed, a plant that grows wild almost everywhere, tends to develop in late summer and early fall. Mild winter temperatures can lead to earlier pollination of many plants. Further, a rainy spring can also promote advanced plant growth and can cause an increase in mold. The advancement of mold often causes symptoms to last well into the fall.
Ways to Prevent Seasonal Allergies
As noted, spring means flowers blooming and trees exploding with pollen. If you are among those unfortunate people that are impacted by seasonal allergies, it also means sneezing, congestion, a runny nose and other annoying symptoms. Seasonal allergies (AKA Hay Fever) — makes you feel absolutely miserable. But before you throw out all of your flowers and greenery try the following instead.
Minimize your exposure to allergy-inducing activators.
Shouldn't You Replace Carpets with Hardwood Flooring?
As a professional carpet and floor cleaner I can add a lot of insights into this question.
It is absolutely true that hardwood floors do not "capture" dust mites and other allergy-inducing materials. But this doesn't mean you must go to the huge expense of ripping out your carpets and replacing them with hardwoods.
The following list of reasons should bring some clarity to the subject.
Best Advice for Seasonal Allergy Prevention
My best advice for preventing and minimizing seasonal allergies is to read and implement the bulleted list above.
Next, give full consideration to the pros and cons of replacing carpeting with hardwoods. It may be the right choice for you but then again, I may have given you a better option. However, should you prefer hardwoods then minimize the number of areas rugs OR at the very least vacuum them two to three times per week with the type of vacuum cleaner recommended above.
It's obvious that you will not replace all window treatments and furnishing with plastic or wood. This means that all fabrics need to be vacuumed regularly and thoroughly with attachment tools that come with higher quality vacuum systems like the Kirby. This practice will reduce allergens dramatically.
Lastly, have carpets, areas rugs, furnishings, mattresses and all other fabricked materials professionally cleaned once a year at a minimum. This is the best way to remove all allergens and helps to prevent seasonal allergies and other bacteria-induced illnesses.
As you can see from this post, I am all about saving money. There are ways to prevent seasonal allergies that do not require going to the extreme expense or measures. Do your homework and make the best decision for you and your family. If I can help you in any way, don't hesitate to call me at 256-886-9100.
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