What Should I Know About Fall Allergies?

The fall season is upon us, and the leaves will soon begin to change colors. Unfortunately, allergies can be a problem in the fall, just like in the spring and summer. We’ve discussed the correlation between dirty air ducts and allergies on the blog before. Today, Superior Air Duct Cleaning explains the causes and symptoms of fall allergies, and what you can do to manage them.

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The Causes of Fall Allergies

People who have spring allergies also tend to develop a ragweed allergy in the fall months. Ragweed, a pollen-releasing plant found all over the U.S., can multiply in fields or empty lots. Peak ragweed season runs until mid-September, but it can extend into October in some regions.

Mold is another common allergy trigger. Wet spots outside, such as damp piles of leaves, are optimal breeding places for mold. Lastly, dust mites can cause sneezing and runny noses. Schools are common areas for mold and dust mites, so kids often experience allergies when they return to school.

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The Symptoms of Fall Allergies

For those who suffer from fall allergies, they typically experience watery eyes, sneezing, and coughing. But other symptoms may include a runny nose, itchy eyes, and dark circles under the eyes.

Tips to Manage Fall Allergies

It’s not easy to avoid fall allergies. However, you can take certain precautions:

  • Keep your doors and windows closed at home.
  • Shut the car windows when driving.
  • Use a HEPA filter or air humidifier to maintain low levels of airborne pollen.
  • Vacuum floors and surfaces regularly.
  • Wear a filter mask when raking leaves or mowing the lawn.
  • Consider steroid nasal sprays or decongestants for your nose.

If you’ve tried these things and you’re still going through boxes of tissues, ask your doctor or allergist about your treatment options.

How Residential Duct Cleaning Can Help

How long has it been since you’ve had your air ducts cleaned? Pollen, dust mites, mold, and pet dander can cause significant issues for allergy sufferers, and these irritants build up in your ductwork over time. Regardless of the season, Superior Air Duct Cleaning is here to clear your air ducts of dangerous pollutants and germs. Our company is certified by the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA), so you know you’re getting the best residential cleaning services around.

Contact Superior Air Duct Cleaning

Superior Air Duct Cleaning provides comprehensive duct cleaning services for homes and businesses. Whether you need air duct sanitizing, dryer duct cleaning, or one of our other services, you can schedule a cleaning for any day of the week! For more information, contact our teams in western Pennsylvania or eastern Ohio today.