Keeping Fall Allergies Out of Your Home

Fall brings all kinds of colors to New England each year. With the onset of the changing seasons comes many allergy symptoms for millions of people. During the month of Sept and Oct, we experience a little cooler nights, some wet weather, mold, and ragweed. These are some of the major triggers for allergies.

Ragweed is a major cause of fall allergies in New England. In many parts of the country, ragweed will continue to release pollen well into Nov. As the fall leaves collect on the ground, mold can quickly grow around your home. While the weather is hot, we don’t have to contend as much with dust mites, but as the cold weather sets in, dust mites will migrate to warmer spots like your home.

Some of the most common places you’ll find dust mites are in carpets, furniture, rugs, and bedding. Luckily, with some planning, you can minimize the impact of the fall allergy season. Here are some helpful tips to keep the fall allergies at bay.

  1. Clean all vents and air filters in your home before you turn the heat on.
  2. Create a cleaning schedule for dusting your home with a damp microfiber cloth.
  3. Wash your sheets and bedding on a regular basis.
  4. Vacuum your house as often as you can with a HEPA filter vacuum.
  5. Have your carpets or rugs professionally cleaned 2-3 times per