For anyone who has to deal with allergies, they know pollen can make you feel awful. While it’s not good for anyone, it’s much worse for people affected that have allergies. Below are some tips you should take notice of so the next day you have to deal with pollen, you don’t have to suffer from your allergies.
1. Stay Up To Date On The Weather: Find reports or apps that will give you the information on pollen
counts. If the pollen happens to be high on a certain day then make sure your windows and doors stay closed that day.
2. Don’t Ignore The Pollen Outside Your House: If there is any pollen around a window, screen or roof then there is a good chance that pollen will make it into the house. Any pollen left on the ground like the driveways, porches or the stairs outside your home will make it into the house when someone walks through those areas. The best way to get rid of pollen left in these areas is to either power wash or sweep the pollen away. If pollen is getting into the house because people walked through it, have people take off their shoes right after they enter your house.
3. Don’t Slack When It’s Time To Clean: Over time, pollen will get harder and it is more difficult to get rid of the longer it’s left around. Pollen can stain more than you might think so it’s best to get rid of it as soon as possible and to keep your place clean is a good way to get a head start on keeping the pollen from ruining anything indoors.
4. Filter The Air Inside Your Home: This is something you should definitely consider if you suffer from allergies. Have a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter on which removes allergy triggers from the air.
5. Remove Pollen Grains: If pollen is in the home, do not dust or vacuum unless the vacuum has a HEPA
filter because doing these things with pollen in the air will spread them all over the place unless your vacuum has a HEPA filter.
6. Use Microfiber Cloths To Get Rid Of Pollen: If the pollen is on a surface that is not soft, then use
whatever you usually clean with and wipe the area with a cloth made of microfiber. The reason you want the cloth to be made of microfiber is that those cloths are better at picking up particles then cloths that aren’t made of microfiber. You can also use a squeegee if you choose instead of a cloth made of microfiber.
7. Shake The Things You Can Take Outside: If there is pollen on rugs, couch or chair cushions or
clothes then take those items outside if it’s possible and shake the pollen off those items outside. If pollen still remains after shaking those items then use a lint roller to lift the pollen that didn’t come off when you shook the item. If there are stains from the pollen then either soak the item in cold water or if the item is too large then wash the stain with cold water and blot the stain with a cloth.
If you are still dealing with a stain from pollen then try something that is meant to get rid of laundry stains. If the stain still isn’t gone then you may want to take the item to a dry cleaner and have them remove the stain. You don’t want anything dried with heat until the stain has been removed completely. 8. Don’t Forget About The Patio: For furniture that may be outside, you can usually get rid of pollen with a hose, clean cloths, and dishwashing liquid is enough to get rid of pollen. If that doesn’t work then you may need something like a Magic Eraser to get rid of the pollen that you couldn’t remove with the hose.
Dealing with pollen is never fun and if you leave it around for too long, it could be harder to remove completely. Some of these steps you won’t have to follow if you manage to keep pollen outside the home. But if pollen does make it into your home, you know what you will need to get rid of it. If not, a think
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