Spring is here in Connecticut!
That means rainy days, baseball, budding trees—and for many the start of allergy season.
Allergies in Connecticut can be a minor annoyance or a major affliction depending on how severe they are. That will vary from person to person and year to year, but there are usually common causes and solutions to springtime allergies.
If you’re an allergy sufferer in the Nutmeg State, learn more about common causes and remedies with Always Clean, LLC.
Common Causes of Allergies in Connecticut
Trees, Flowers, and Other Plants
Trees and flowers are the top pollen-producers in the state, and springtime is when pollen production goes into overdrive.
For severe allergy sufferers, all it could take is a stiff breeze to blow a gust of pollen their way to aggravate the worst allergy symptoms. But even for people with mild allergies an afternoon in the woods or backyard garden can cause some major discomfort.
Oak, ash, elm, maple, and birch trees are all the top pollen producers in the region. Daisies, goldenrod, chrysanthemums, and sunflowers are top allergy-aggravating flowers.
When weather begins warming up in springtime, many pets like cats and dogs begin to shed their thick winter coats. For people allergic to fur or pet dander, this makes spring a rough time of year.
Dust and Mold in the Home
After a long winter of closed windows, HVAC heating systems recirculating old air, and boots tracking in snowmelt and mud, Connecticut homes can be rife with dust and mold. These are major allergens, and in severe cases can even cause health issues in people without allergies.
Helpful Allergy Remedies
Wash Clothes and Shower Frequently
Pollen, dander, dust, and other allergens collect on clothing and in hair easily. Left unchecked, they can accumulate and causes allergy flare-ups even when you’re away from the source. Washing clothes and taking frequent showers can wash away dust, pollen, and other allergens, alleviating the worst allergy symptoms. (Note: If you’re concerned about pollen, it’s best not to air dry clothes outside; use a clothes dryer.)
Taking your pets to a professional groomer to be trimmed and washed will not only reduce the amount of accumulated dander that carry on them, but keep them from needing to shed so much to stay cool. If a shedding pet or pets is your biggest allergy trigger, a trip to the groomer never hurts.
Consult Your Doctor
If allergies are particularly bad, it’s best to consult your physician. The doctor will be able to recommend an over the counter allergy medication, or if necessary a prescription remedy.
Clean Your Carpets and Rugs
Your home’s carpets are magnets for pollen, dust, dander, mold, and a number of other potent allergens. Professional cleaning of carpets, rugs, and upholstery removes the allergens and can therefore be a highly effective way to relieve allergy symptoms in springtime.
If you’re in the midst of spring cleaning and need your carpets, rugs, or upholstery cleaned in Connecticut, call Always Clean, LLC today.
Always Clean, LLC has over ten years of experience with commercial and residential carpet and floor cleaning services of all kinds.
Get in touch to learn more and schedule a free consultation today.