Coral Springs and neighboring communities in south Florida have a rich variety of allergens that can trigger flare-ups all year. If you are one of the 50 million Americans who suffers from allergies, you need relief at home. Follow these tips to allergy-proof your living areas and minimize symptoms.

Cleaning Tips for Allergy Sufferers

  • Wear a dust mask while you’re cleaning.
  • Vacuum once or twice weekly using a machine with HEPA filters.
  • Use a damp cloth or mop to trap allergens.
  • Cut down on clutter to reduce dust.
  • Have a family member help you clean so that you can limit your exposure to allergens.
  • After you clean, leave the house for a few hours while the dust settles.
  • Use covers to protect mattresses and pillows from dust mites.
  • Wash bedding in hot water every week.
  • Clean curtains regularly. If you have blinds, switch to roller shades.
  • Use fragrance-free cleaning products because some perfumes trigger allergy symptoms.
  • Remove your shoes at the door so that the pollen doesn’t come in with you.
  • Sweep porches and patios to reduce the amount of pollen that might come indoors.
  • Scrub surfaces in the bathroom. Wash the shower curtain regularly.
  • Promptly remove food waste from the kitchen. Keep surfaces clean. Check for water leaks.
  • Instead of opening the windows, use the air conditioner to prevent pollen from entering.

Air Purifiers and Allergy Solutions

  • Install a whole-house air purifier. These units can remove the smallest germs and allergens in your home.
  • Finally, consider a duct cleaning to remove irritants that are hidden in the ducts or that were left by the previous owner.

There are a number of effective ways to control allergies. You can learn more about our indoor air quality products online or by calling our office at (954) 246-4141 .