We usually associate allergens with the spring and summer months, but allergy sufferers can’t put down their guard when winter arrives in Moyock, North Carolina. When combined with the frigid temperatures, winter allergens can make this time of the year difficult for allergy sufferers. Keep your household healthy and comfortable by learning how to ward off these allergens.
Unlike many other allergens, mold can hide itself well. You might not see evidence of mold spores on your walls or in your bathrooms because they often lurk behind walls and under counters. Unfortunately, mold can cause severe allergic reactions, and you might not be able to find it easily. Consider hiring a mold remediation company to inspect your home.
Additionally, pay close attention to all “wet” areas in and around your house, including the kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry room. Clean up spills and leaks immediately, and invest in a whole-home dehumidifier to control humidity levels.
They’re certainly a nuisance, but did you know that pests like cockroaches can also trigger allergies? Their waste and particles they shed as they move about your home can contribute to allergic reactions. Plus, cockroaches can invade tiny spaces and contribute to the spread of germs and bacteria in your home.
Use a pest control service to manage insect infestations. Evict any current unwanted tenants with insecticide, and make sure you don’t leave out any tempting treats or crumbs on the kitchen counters.
Fireplace Ash and Smoke
There’s nothing more romantic than a roaring fire, but burning wood in your fireplace might make it hard for you to manage your allergies. The smoke that emanates from the fireplace can escape into your home. Additionally, fireplaces produce dust that the HVAC system can pick up and spread throughout the house.
Consider closing the flue and forgetting the fireplace this winter. Instead, cuddle up under thick blankets to stay warm and use the thermostat correctly.
We can conduct a thorough indoor air quality inspection, to determine what contaminants may be affecting you. Just call Weather Makers at 757-263-4869 to schedule an appointment.