It’s that time of year again. The grass is green. The sky is blue. And your car is yellow from all the pollen. That’s right, it’s allergy season. It seems to get worse every year, and pollution certainly isn’t helping. Luckily you can limit allergens from getting in your home by sealing up your windows and exterior doors.
Here are a few tips:
- Walk around outside of your house and inspect the caulking. Recaulk any gaps or cracks.
- Check the weatherstripping on your windows and doors. If it’s old or has cracks, buy and install some new stripping.
- Make sure your windows and doors have good screens without holes. This stops insects and pests from getting in, which can carry allergens and worse.
- Clean up any mold that may have grown inside from condensation or outside on window trim. Use a bleach-based cleaner to kill it completely.
- Keep windows and door closed so pollen can’t come inside, especially on the worst allergy days. You can find pollen alerts for your area here.
- Run your air conditioner continuously.
If you follow these simple steps, you can cut down on the amount of allergens and pollen that gets into your house.