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Spring is on the way!


When the snow finally starts to melt, and the springtime is on its way, the beauty of the fresh blossoms and flowers start to arrive. But, while we sit back and admire the beauty, we tend to forget the inconveniences that arrive with it. Pollen is inevitable, and something we all have to deal with. While we may like to think pollen is an irritant that dwells outside, it may surprise most of us to learn that there is a good chance that same pollen is inside your home, and stuck inside your carpet.

Presence of Pollen

While allergies can be rough, we decide we want to hide inside where we are “safe”. However, pollen can get trapped inside the fibers of your carpet and cause both you, your family members, and guests coughs, stuffy noses, and itchy eyes.

Pollen comes from pollen grains, which are spread everywhere around us as the wind carries them. If you happen to open a window, or leave a door open for a minute, pollen will whisk its way into your home. While most often tree or grass pollen, your carpet is one of the biggest “traps” for several different pollen.

Tips to reduce the effects of allergens in your home.

  • Increase the frequency you dust your home.

    • Defeat pollen by dusting thoroughly and often. If possible, dust every few days will drastically  reduce the impact that pollen has on you and your family. Aside from the “normal” pieces of furniture you might normally dust, be sure to address the less obvious places in your home where the pollen resides. This could include the ceiling fans, china silverware and dishes, and above large pieces of furniture. Take your time dusting, and be thorough as this can be one of the most important tasks to keep your home clean.               

  • Wear a pollen-proof mask while cleaning.

    • When you have carpet that you are trying to keep clean, vacuuming frequently can help quite a lot. When vacuuming, you are able to clean your carpets of those pollen fibers. If you are still having these issues, a special, pollen-proof mask can be worn to reduce your exposure to the pollen. These masks, that decrease reactions to those symptoms above that we talked about, can be purchased at any Do-It-Yourself store.

  • Applying sticky tape to any pollen stains on your upholstery or carpets as a “Quick Fix” method.

    • While keeping flowers or plants in the home can be fun and attractive, the pollen the produce can fall and stain your carpets and upholstery. While there isn’t an exact “Go-To” home remedy to fix these issues (until your trusty Chem-Dry takes care of the issue!), you should be able to simply place some sticky ordinary tape on the stain and remove it. Keep doing this until the stain fades.

If you are like us, and dreading the springtime, give Metro Chem-Dry a call today! We don't just clean your home with eco-friendly cleaning products, but we make sure your home is healthy, happy, AND allergy-free!!