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How to Handle Flowers, Pets & Other Allergy Triggers

Spring has arrived, which means allergy season is on its tail. There are too many triggers of allergies to count and differ from person to person, which makes eliminating all of the triggers tricky in a household of multiple people. But in this blog, we’re going to do our best to help you out with that task.

Flower Allergies

If anyone in your home has an allergy to a specific type of flower, make sure it is not planted anywhere in the front or back of your home! Pollen travels far and wide, so the further you can keep it from your property, the more comfortable this person will be. Also, make sure that you're mindful of what is included if you’re picking out a bouquet of flowers. Certain flower choices will trigger harsher allergies.

Pet Allergies

First and foremost, pinpoint which kinds of animals your family members are allergic to and avoid purchasing them, but beyond that, also avoid them outside of the home. If you simply can’t avoid all of the allergy-inducing pets, then make sure to wash any clothing that comes into contact with them ASAP!

Generic Allergies

For those who suffer from generic seasonal allergies, the best thing you can do is keep your air filters on a good rotation. We typically recommend swapping your filters every 90 days, but during the height of allergy season, we recommend every 30 days because there are so many more pollutants floating through the air and clogging your filters.

Also, make sure to keep up a healthy cleaning regimen. Vacuum weekly, dust weekly, wipe down counters and furniture before you see heavy collections of dust. These tasks will help limit the number of allergens circulating through your home. And if this isn’t enough, it’s time to call in the big guns.

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