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Seasonal Allergies Making you Sneeze INSIDE your Home?

Allergy SeasonRagweed Creates a Powerful Punch

It’s that time of year again when many of us start sneezing, wheezing and blowing! One of the biggest culprits is ragweed pollen. The plant may only live for one season, but one plant can produce up to 1 billion pollen grains that are light weight and “float” thru the air.

Can Those Pollens Get In My Home?

According to a survey by the American Academy of Allergies Asthma Immunology, the answer is yes! It has been shown that more than 50% of homes have at least 6 detectable allergens present in their home. By cleaning your carpet and upholstery, you can greatly reduce the amount of allergens that have become trapped inside your home.

Some think it’s a good idea to tear out carpet, but for allergy sufferers, carpet can actually help reduce the allergens in the air by trapping them in the carpet fibers. If you clean and sanitize on a regular basis, you can greatly reduce your allergy symptoms since the carpet is capturing the air borne allergens and confining them. Once you clean the carpets and upholstery, you are reducing the allergens in the home!

AmyJonesDog Animal Dander Too?

Our cherished pets can also contribute to our allergies. Unfortunately most dogs and cats will shed some dander and fur through your home. Proper and frequent vacuuming will help keep this at bay, but over time the dander and fur can gather on carpet and furniture and will need to be properly cleaned.

Decline in Air Quality

Between the pollen and the animal dander, your home can become over saturated with allergens, and the air quality in your home will decrease. By properly cleaning your “soft” fabric (carpet and upholstery), the air quality in your home will be better. Our team at Chem-Dry of Michiana can help properly and effectively clean and sanitize to help rid your home of these allergens. Give us a call and inquire about our cleaning and the anti-allergens we have available.

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Is that Pollen Inside my Home?

Allergy SeasonSpring is a beautiful time of year even between all those sneezes! Yes, pollen can find a way to get inside your home and into your carpet or upholstery. Carpet is one of the biggest “traps” of pollen. However, there are ways to help keep your home allergy-free.

  • Increase the frequency in which you dust and vacuum. There is no better way to help pollen-proof your home than to dust and vacuum frequently, especially in the spring when pollen levels are high. Dust and vacuum every few days, and if possible, every day. And make sure to dust everything! Not just that table in the family room. Dust areas you don’t normally think about like the ceiling fans, baseboards, and the figurines hidden in the bookcase.
  • Wear a pollen-proof mask while cleaning. By wearing a special, pollen-proof mask, you can help reduce your exposure to the pollens that have landed in your home and reduce your sneezing and allergy symptoms
  • Apply sticky tape to pollen stain on carpets and upholstery for a ‘quick fix.’ While no method is 100% in reducing pollens, this tape trick can help rid your home of obvious pollen stains on carpet and upholstery. This will help reduce the amount of pollen on these areas until you have them professionally cleaned and Chem-Dry can apply an anti-allergen on the carpets and upholstery.

If you need more information on our anti-allergen product, give Chem-Dry of Michina a call. And enjoy the weather out there.