Top 3 Causes of Allergies in New York and How to Keep Them out of Your Home

Top 3 Causes of Allergies in New York and How to Keep Them out of Your HomeSeasonal allergies are far from fun, and no matter what season affects you most, allergies can typically get in the way of fully enjoying what the eclectic state of New York has to offer. With a highly populated state comes the increase in levels of pollution, which New York is certainly no stranger to.

Although you may not be entirely aware of which allergens are turning your nose into a flowing fountain and turning your eyes into red and watery reflections of chopping onions, allergens are around you and living strong. Here are some of the most common allergens to beware of and how you to clear your abode from them to enjoy a fresh day, every day. 

  1. Pollen 

Perhaps the most popular seasonal allergen around, pollen is actually one of the most difficult to get rid off thanks to the fact that it’s around practically all year long as it takes on several forms. Different trees, grasses, and even weeds release pollen, so it makes it almost impossible to stay away from invasive minuscule pollen particles.

Pollen production is usually at its peak in New York during the springtime. If you know you’re allergic, the best thing to do is to keep track of the pollen count every day to know how long you can stay out for and take over-the-counter allergy medication if you have to before actually getting a pollen allergy.

At home, be sure to wash your clothing more often, and stay indoors when pollen levels are high. Keep your windows and doors closed to keep the pollen out and turn on your air conditioning to keep other allergens out. Instead of sweeping off the pollen from your front porch or backyard, just hose down the area with water.

  1. Mold

Although pollen levels usually decrease in the month of July, the start of mold and fungus spores generally go on the rise. Mold usually grows on grasses, fallen leaves and other outdoors greenery. However, there’s another world of mold that can grow and reside inside your home.

Generally, in August, mold spores form due to the hot and humid weather in New York. It’s best to run your air conditioning with a HEPA filter. Seasonal rain in the fall can also spark mold allergens.

It’s best to prevent the formation of mold by frequently cleaning the areas of your home that are highly susceptible to getting mold, such as the bathroom. As soon as you find small black spots of mold formation, sterilize the area. Keep your home well air conditioned at all times.

  1. Dust

Just as mold can be your allergies’ worst nightmare all year long, so can dust. This particular allergen is most prominent in New York homes during the wintertime, courtesy of having to turn up the heat to endure cold winters. As you raise the heat, you’re scattering the house dust.

You should regulate your home’s humidity level and equip your mattresses and pillows with covers that ward off dust mites. Additionally, be sure to regularly clean and remove the dust from your home’s rooms—namely the rooms most frequently used.

Regularly Cleaning Goes a Long Way 

By following the guidelines above, specific to each season and allergen, you will notice a positive difference right from the get-go. However, no job is complete without making sure that your entire home is squeaky clean, which will significantly lower the severity of your allergies. 

If you’re looking to bid your allergies farewell this time around in New York, contact 1st Class Cleaning today. We use eco-friendly products that won’t release the harsh chemicals of other cleaners into your household environment. Say “goodbye” to indoor allergens once and for all.

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