According to the American Academy of Asthma and Immunology, 10 to 30 percent of the population has an allergy. You may find yourself falling victim to sneezing, a stuffy nose and irritated eyes. In order to alleviate the symptoms of spring time allergens, you must focus on the three common sources for allergies which include: pollen, dust mites, and mold. Here are some tips to fight each source so your allergies can be a thing of the past!

When fighting pollen, please be aware that it can be tracked inside on your clothes and shoes. Carpets and upholstery can easily build up pollen during spring, inside your home. Air filters should be regularly cleaned and changed. When the temperature begins to rise, it is beneficial to keep your air conditioning running to circulate air flow. Using a HEPA filter for your vacuum will allow you to extract far more pollen out of your carpet.

When attempting to eliminate dust mites, please be aware that mites feed on mold and can spread spores throughout buildings meaning you have to fight the dust mites to get to the mold. Dust mites can also be found in curtains as well as carpets. You can also combat this issue by vacuuming and maintaining a 30 to 50 percent humidity level. If your carpets need replaced, wood or tile floors are a substance that is harder to dust mites to flourish and grow.

Lastly, in order to fight seasonal allergens you must fight mold. Mold increases during the spring as a result of melting snow and increased outside temperatures. You’ll want to use an all purpose cleaner and a mask to avoid breathing in toxic fumes. Check for leaks in your buildings foundation, pipes and roof. If you find standing water use downspouts to the route the water away from the building.