Carpet Cleaning

Avoid Fall Allergies

Avoid Fall Allergies

Avoid seasonal allergies to make it so your entire family can enjoy this autumn. The most common fall allergies are ragweed, outdoor mold, dust mites, and pet dander. Allergies can be triggered by temperatures, allergens being tracked in, wet leaves, or even starting up the furnace. Our customers are important to us, so Chem-Dry has seven tips to help avoid the stress seasonal allergies can bring.

High-Efficiency Furnace Filter

Install a high quality furnace filter to help improve your home's health. If you get a filter with a minimum filtration rating of MERV 8, small particles like pollen, fine dust, and pet dander will get caught.

Close Your Doors and Windows

It can seem impossible to avoid exposure to pollen when the count is high. It doesn't help that pollen can travel up to 400 miles from the source. Closing doors and windows on days the pollen count is an easy way to reduce the pollen count within the home.

Wear a Mask

Outside work still needs doing when your allergies are getting to you. An NIOSH N95 particulate respirator can help block out particles that can aggravate your allergies.

Clean Your Carpets

Over time, allergens and bacteria get locked in the fibers of carpet. Household bacteria and allergens are cleared from the carpets and the air with the process used by Chem-Dry of East Tennessee. Household bacteria and allergens are cleared from the carpets and the air with the process used by Chem-Dry of East Tennessee.

Get a HEPA filter Vacuum

It is unlikely that your home is cleaned every week by professional cleaners. Between professional cleanings, it is recommended to vacuum your carpets once or twice weekly with a three-stage HEPA filter vacuum. Reducing dust, pet dander, dust mites, and other allergens from the surfaces in your home, this machine can help you maintain the health in your home the best.

Shower Before Bed

Dust, smoke, pollen, and mold will get trapped in your hair throughout the day. These allergens may come in contact with your face after they are transferred from your hair to the pillow when you retire at the end of the day. A quick shower before you lay down will rinse allergens from your hair and minimize allergy symptoms during the night.

Allergy-Proof Your Bed

Put allergen-proof fabric covers on your box springs, pillows, and mattresses to improve the health of your bed. This highly recommended precaution will help guard your bed from dust, dust mites, and their waste.