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  • Writer's pictureFelicia Taylor

Going Green Isn’t Always Good! 5-Tips For Controlling Indoor Pollen.

It’s that time of year when the weather warms up and plants awaken into a full bloom. Everywhere you look there is a green coating of pollen covering all surfaces. It can be challenging keeping your home or office a pollen free zone as activity picks up during the spring.

Bringing pollen into your home or office can damage furniture and flooring, contribute to dust build-up and aggravate certain types of health issues. A lot of our Phoenix Commercial Cleaning clients ask us to schedule more frequent cleaning during this time of year, but there are some things you can do yourself to help reduce oncoming wave of green.

Here are 5 quick tips to help reduce indoor pollen:

  1. Spring is the best time of the year to be outside. But while enjoying that leisure stroll, pollen is attracted to hair and clothes like a magnet. Brushing your finger through your hair and wiping-off clothes before going inside can help reduce what you’ve picked up.

  2. Pets love being outside too. There isn’t a bush, tree or blade of grass that goes un-sniffed during walks with my pets. What we’ve found most useful is to keep a micro-fiber cloth handy and wipe their coat and paws before allowing them back inside.

  3. Changing HVAC air filters is always a great way to reduce inside dust. But, it has an added benefit in the spring by filtering out pollen too. Plus it helps reduce energy costs and extends the life of your systems.

  4. A lot of pollen is often tracked inside. A little extra effort wiping your feet can help stop pollen in its tracks. Consider replacing your doormat with one that has stiffer plastic bristles. Additional doormats inside are also helpful. Be sure to wash, mop or vacuum mats and floors regularly.

  5. Consider regularly washing patios and walkways around the exterior. Especially if it hasn’t rained in the past week. Don’t forget to spray hedges and grassy areas near your door and windows too. This will cut down on tracking and airborne pollen.

These are just a few tips that can help you enjoy the spring without getting overwhelmed without indoor pollen pollution. If you have cleaning tips of your own, we’d love to hear from you.

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