AH-CHOO! Pollen season is here
Does this photo make you want to sneeze just looking at it? If so, you may have pollen allergies!
Watery eyes, runny nose, and itchy throat can only mean one thing. Pollen season has arrived!
If allergies got you down, you’re not the only one. Over half of the population claims to have allergy symptoms from mild to severe. Whether it is mold or ragweed, these allergies can really put a damper on when you are trying to enjoy the warm climate.
How can you prevent pollen and other allergens from entering your home?
- Take a shower after you have been outside or at work all day. Pollen can easily stick to your clothes.
- Clean bed sheets once a week and keep dirty clothes piles to a minimum.
- We love our pets, but they are pollen magnet! Running around in the grass outside can really make your pet a carrier for those pesky allergens. Wipe your pet off with a wet towel before letting them into the house. If pollen is really getting to you, wash your pet on a minimum of once a week.
- Try and eliminate the source – keep windows closed and don’t go outside unless you have to.
- Make sure your air ducts are clean before turning on the a/c. The air conditioner can just shoot dust and allergens right back into your home.
- Vacuum carpets and wipe off furniture whenever possible.
These tips can really help diminish allergens within your home, but sometimes it’s just not enough. Work with us on cleaning out your air ducts or giving a grade A cleaning in your home for the spring and summer season.
WINTER is here and in a typical six-room home, up to 40 pounds of dust is created annually through everyday living! Once the furnace kicks on, the dust and debris is pushed into the rooms which can cause multiple issues.
In addition to the regular irritants found in the winter months, there are several factors that can increase the need for regular cleanings:
- cigarette or cigar smoke
- water contamination or damage to the home or HVAC system
- home renovation or remodeling projects
- mold issues
How can we help?
When a homeowner calls asking about our duct cleaning process it gives us the opportunity to talk about what we do and how we do it. Below we've listed some steps SERVPRO of West Beaver County uses during a routine Duct Cleaning Process:
- Patented equipment includes using air powered agitation systems which automatically adapt to the duct shape, removing debris and filth.
- A powerful push-pull air delivery and collection system transfers the debris from the duct to a container
- Clean air is filtered through a HEPA filtration, removing 99.97% of particles before it returns to air-wash the duct
- Filters will either be cleaned or replaced to remove any odor and dirt
There's more...It can save you money!
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 25 to 40 percent of the energy used for heating or cooling a home is wasted. Contaminants in the heating and cooling system cause it to work harder and shorten the life of your system. Although filters are used, the heating and cooling system still gets dirty through normal use.
When an HVAC system is clean, it doesn't have to work as hard to maintain the temperature you desire. As a result, less energy is used, leading to improved cost-effectiveness.