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Apr 20, 2017

Pollen: Reducing the Effects on your Home

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Spring is fully underway, and with it comes showers, flowers, and the lovely abundance of pollen. While there is much to enjoy about this season, pollen is often a hindrance to the pleasure for a plethora of people. In order to maximize everyone’s experience, here are a few tips to minimize the effects of this plant-breeding season on both you, and your home.

 

Mow Your Lawn

As we come out of the winter months often times people wait as long as they can before pulling out the lawn mower from behind all their winter gear stuffed in the garage. While our lazy sense of nature often prevails this time of year, it is important to set aside some time, pull out that mower, and mow your lawn. This prevents grasses from blooming and pollinating (and keeps your neighbors happy).

 

Decrease The Amount Of Pollen You Bring Into Your Home

This can be done in a number of ways:

  • Dry your laundry indoors
  • Brush your animals after they’ve been outside for a long period of time
  • Take your shoes off at the door
  • Change your clothes after being outside
  • Rinse your hair often

 

Eliminate Excess Pollen Already In Your Home

While it may be tempting to open your windows to lets that warm spring breeze flow through your home, this can carry more hazards into your home than you bargained for. It is best to keep your windows closed during peak hours of the day and stick to your in-home ventilation. Be sure to replace you heating/cooling air filters regularly. This will both reduce pollen and decrease your electric bill. Also, be sure to obtain a High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) Filter. Lastly, it is important to vacuum and wet-dust more than usual during this season to keep up with eliminating the pollen inside your home.

If you follow all these steps you are sure to minimize the effects of this season on your allergies, your electricity bills, and your enjoyment of the beauty nature has to offer.

If you have any further questions on how pollen effects your home, ask an expert here at Central Oregon Disaster Restoration by using our contact form: http://centraloregondisasterrestoration.com/contact/

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