Every season brings with it its own set of allergies. Seasonal allergies are like any other types of allergies. Some substances in the environment can be harmful and causes the body’s immune system to overreact. That’s when allergies develop. Allergens are the unforeseen culprits that may be lurking in your home. Biosite Cleanup can help protect you and those around you from harmful airborne pathogens and help you improve the indoor air quality of your home. Our Odour Control and specialised cleaning team puts in tremendous effort and uses the best of biohazard cleaning resources.
What are allergens?
Allergens are substances in the environment that can cause certain allergic reactions and even trigger asthma symptoms and in some people. Allergens are dangerous as the air spreads them around, even indoors. They can settle onto hard surfaces like floors and furniture. Allergens are measured in microns or micrometers and they vary in size.
Symptoms of allergies.
Symptoms of allergic reactions can vary in severity. In severe cases, some symptoms can be sign of a life-threatening allergic reaction. Allergens can cause physical reactions like itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, runny nose, rashes, hives, tongue swelling and throat closing. Some other symptoms are chest tightness, losing breath, wheezing, stomach cramps, vomiting, diarrhoea. Coughing, bloating, swelling and redness are also common. People also often feel pain, faint and light-headed.
Some climate factors that can influence how bad your symptoms are.
Allergic reactions can wary based on the time of day / year / season and the area:
- cool nights and warm days allow tree, grass and ragweed pollens to thrive,
- heat and high humidity allows mould to grow in quickly,
- morning hours are ideal and pollen levels tend to peak,
- rainfall – pollen counts can soar after rainfall,
- on non-windy days airborne allergens are grounded,
- on windy and warm days pollen counts surge.
Allergens can get into your body through many ways.
Most allergens are small enough to float unseen through the air. Allergens like house dust, cat and dog dander, pollen and mould spores can be inhaled in through the nose and into the lungs. Allergens can be ingested though the mouth if they have settled on food and medicines that is eaten or swallowed. Allergens can be injected into the body though venom from insect stings or bites and needles used for medicines. Allergens can be absorbed through the skin. Touching poison ivy and other such plants can cause reactions. Some household products like latex, certain metals, and ingredients in beauty care also cause allergic reactions.
You can achieve better air quality in your home.
Indoor air quality is important for your health. To improve the indoor air quality of your home you have to get rid of the sources of allergens and irritants. You can also take the right measures to avoid and reduce your contact with allergens.
- Increase the flow of outdoor air into your home.
- Air cleaning devices with allergy friendly filters can filter allergen particles in the air.
- Reduce humidity as much as possible. It decreases dust mites and mould growth.
- Air conditioners help control temperatures and reduce humidity too. They also prevent dust and pollen from getting indoors. Change the filters often.
- Dehumidifiers also reduce both mould and dust mites.
- Control dust mites by keeping your home surfaces clean and uncluttered.
- Use allergen-resistant covers on pillows and mattresses. They help to control contact with dust mites.
- Wash uncovered pillows, bedding and stuffed toys in hot or warm water every week. The hot dryer cycle kills dust mites.
- Avoid wall-to-wall carpeting. Opt for throw rugs or area rugs that you can wash.
- Avoid overstuffed fabric furniture.
- Avoid heavy drapes and blinds. Go in for roll-down shades or washable curtains.
- Vacuum once or twice a week – it helps keeps allergens low as they prevent allergens from going back into the air.
- Reduce moisture in your home. The bathroom, kitchen are main areas where there is a lot of water.
- Don’t use chemical pest repellents. Then can irritate your sinuses and asthma. Instead, use traps, boric acid or poison balls. And don’t leave food or garbage uncovered.
- Wear a mask while doing housework.
- Use a damp cloth or one that’s treated with polish for dusting.
Biosite Cleanup uses specialised procedures for Odour Control.
Start protecting yourself and those around you. You need Odour Control and indoor air quality remediation. At Biosite Cleanup, our odour remediation teams ensure that no allergens are left to harm the occupants of the home. Allergens and odour are treated at the source. We use safe cleaning products and best equipment to restore your property to an odour free state.
Contact Biosite Cleanup today to get rid of allergens, harmful airborne pathogens and bad odours. Our areas of operation are Goulburn, Canberra, Batemans Bay and surrounding areas of NSW. Reach us on 0409037634 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.