How to Keep That Dreaded Yellow Pollen Out of Your House This Spring
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How to Keep Pollen Out of Your Home this Spring
Spring weather starts early in the southeast. Here in the greater Atlanta area, you can see pollen since January. In many areas, the peak of the pollen season begins in late March to mid-April and can last through the end of May.
Unfortunately, each pollen season was progressively worse than the last due to various environmental factors. However, to make life more bearable, here we share facts about how pollen affects your health and some tips to keep you out of the house this spring.
Check the Local Pollen Count
During pollen season, you will often hear "pollen counts" mentioned along with the forecast. This is a measure of the number of pollen grains in one cubic meter of air. A high pollen count is considered to be 9.7-12.0 grams of pollen per cubic meter. The average pollen count during peak season can be in the range of thousands of grams per cubic meter in my area.
For people with allergies, a high pollen count means sinus problems, watery eyes, a cough, and other cold-like symptoms. Even for those without typical seasonal allergy symptoms, too many airborne particles can make the throat and eyes itch.
Before heading out for the day, check the pollen count so you can get ready. If it's tall, you may want to put off outdoor activities.
Keep the Windows Closed & Consider an Air Purifier
After a long winter, it is tempting to open the windows to let in some fresh air. Indoor air management is even more important during the spring and fall when pollen can enter your home.
It is best to keep the windows closed and turn on the air conditioning if it is too hot. Change your HVAC filters, or better yet, upgrade to a HEPA filter that will capture more pollen. If necessary, add an air purifier. A good air purifier can remove up to 99.95% of pollutants from the air. As the pollen season intensifies, air fresheners become an indispensable tool in the fight against allergies.
Eventually, you will have to leave the house. However, you can do a few things to limit the amount of pollen that enters your home. Wipe your feet on the rug or take off your shoes outdoors. The same goes for jackets, sweatshirts, or other outerwear that contain pollen.
Don't forget about your pets. If they spend a lot of time outdoors, they can also track pollen indoors. Give them a good brush and clean them before entering the house.
While it's nearly impossible to keep all pollen away, establishing a regular cleaning routine will go a long way. Things like cleaning surfaces and vacuuming should be done on a daily basis, but it's also important to remember those places that are often overlooked, such as windows, curtains, laundry rooms, basements, refrigerator sewer pans, and old books, wear a mask while Clean to minimize inhalation of additional dust or pollen.
Pollen is necessary to help plants flourish and reproduce. However, with these easy-to-follow tips, you can keep most of it outdoors where it belongs.
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