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Common Allergens Found During the Summer

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Be on the lookout for these common allergies this summer. ©

As much as we all love summer, it does have its drawbacks – just like every other season. With summer it’s the amount of allergens in the air due to all of the fully bloomed trees, flowers, and grass. Because of this, of the things you’ll want to concentrate on this summer reducing allergens in your home. Reducing allergens in your home will help keep your home clean and healthy. So now you might be wondering what kind of allergens to watch out for, so we’re going to share some of the most common allergens found during the summer season:

  • Pollen – Pollen is found throughout spring and summer. Grass pollen is most common during the end of spring, while weed pollen is the most common form of summer pollen. Pollen is the one allergen that affects the most amount of people. Pollen count tends to be high on dry, warm and windy days, which means you may want to stay indoors when exercising during these periods. Make sure you wash your hair at night and change your clothes before going to bed to avoid tracking pollen into your sheets.
  • Poison ivy – Poison ivy is the most common outdoor allergen. Most people have a sensitivity to poison ivy. Avoiding it isn’t too difficult – just stay in open areas and keep away from bushes and other plants. If you do come in contact with poison ivy, there are plenty of creams available that can help you treat it.
  • Seasonal fruits – If you are really allergic to certain types of pollen, then you could suffer from a cross-reaction when you eat certain types of fruits, such as apples, melons and celery. This is known as oral allergy syndrome and can result in itching, swelling or tingling of the mouth. Fortunately, this allergy is not a life threatening one.
  • Stings – Insect stings are a common summer allergy trigger and can lead to a severe reaction called anaphylaxis. Bees, yellow jackets, hornets and wasps are most active at the end of summer, so avoid them when possible.

While we can’t help you with all of the common summer allergens, we can clean your ducts and help keep the indoor allergens under control.  Contact us at Daffy Ducts if you want yours cleaned this summer!

Keep Indoor Allergens Under Control in Summer

Don't let your summer be ruined by allergens in your homes. Use these tips for clean air and easy breathing. © IT Alliance
Don’t let your summer be ruined by allergens in your homes. Use these tips for clean air and easy breathing. © IT Alliance

Allergens from outside, such as dander, dust, pollen and more, get tracked indoors relatively easy. They then get trapped into your air and cycle through your air conditioning system during the summer months, building up and decreasing your home’s air quality. This can be a real issue for anyone that suffers from asthma, respiratory illnesses or allergies. Fortunately, reducing allergens in your home isn’t an impossible task. The following are a few tips for reducing allergens in your home this summer:

  • Keep your pets outdoors – Pets have a lot of dander that can get into your air. If you keep them outside instead of letting them roam freely indoors, your air will be exposed to less pet dander.
  • Keep your pets groomed – The better you care for your pet’s grooming, the less hair and dander will be released throughout your home. Just don’t bathe your pet too often – this can cause skin damage and could lead to an even worse dander problem!
  • Clean the carpet – One of the drawbacks of carpeting is that it traps and collects allergens very easily, from dust to dander. In addition to making sure that you vacuum your carpet regularly, have it professionally cleaned during the summer.
  • Remove the carpet – Instead of having to clean the carpet constantly, consider removing it. Smooth flooring options, such as hardwood or tile, not only don’t trap allergens, but are much easier to clean as well.
  • Clean the drapes – Don’t forget about your window drapes. These also tend to collect dust, so make sure to have them professionally cleaned at least once during the summer.
  • Change your air filters – Your air filters help to trap dust, dander and debris, thereby helping to keep your air quality as clean as possible. However, all of the allergens that air filters trap will build up over time. If you don’t replace the air filters, not only will your air conditioning unit begin working incredibly inefficiently, but your air quality will decrease noticeably.

Keep your air quality high by using these tips for reducing allergens in your home this summer.

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