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Battling Seasonal Allergies

Summer on Long Island: Battling Seasonal Allergies with a Clean Home

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Jean-Marie Pfeifer

As the warm breezes of summer settle over Long Island, bringing with them the scent of saltwater and blooming flowers, residents also brace for the less welcome arrival of seasonal allergies. While summer days beckon us outdoors, allergens such as pollen, mold, and dust can sneak into our homes, impacting our comfort and health. At Shore to Shore Cleaning, we understand the challenges these elements pose, and we’re here to help ensure your summer is as enjoyable inside your home as it is outside.

The Summer Allergen Lineup

Pollen: Summer isn’t just about sunny skies and long beach days; it's also the peak season for grass and weed pollen. These tiny particles can easily adhere to clothes, pets, and breezes, making their way into your home and causing symptoms like sneezing, watery eyes, and a runny nose.

Mold: The combination of high humidity and warm temperatures creates an ideal environment for mold growth, especially in areas like bathrooms, basements, and kitchens. Mold spores are notorious allergens and can trigger respiratory issues and other allergic reactions.

Dust and Dust Mites: While these are year-round nuisances, the constant in-and-out during summer can increase the amount of dust accumulating in your home. Dust mites thrive in warm, humid environments, exacerbating allergy symptoms for many individuals.

Cleaning Strategies for a Healthier Summer

Regular Dusting and Vacuuming: Keeping on top of dust can significantly reduce the presence of dust mites and pollen in your home. Use a vacuum with a HEPA filter to effectively trap small particles, and opt for damp dusting techniques to avoid kicking allergens back into the air.

Focus on High Traffic Areas: Entryways and hallways see increased traffic in the summer, bringing in more allergens. Placing high-quality doormats at each entry point and regularly washing them can minimize the amount of pollen and dust entering your home. Additionally, encourage a shoes-off policy to keep outdoor allergens from spreading indoors.

Air Quality Control: Use air conditioners and dehumidifiers to manage your home’s humidity levels and keep temperatures cool, both of which help reduce the growth of mold and dust mites. Consider using air purifiers in bedrooms and living areas to filter out allergens from the air effectively.

Deep Clean Problem Areas: Kitchens and bathrooms are hotspots for mold and mildew. Regularly clean these areas with mold-inhibiting products. Pay special attention to grout lines, shower curtains, and under-sink areas where moisture can accumulate.

Regular Bedding Maintenance: Wash bedding weekly in hot water to kill dust mites and remove allergens. Don’t forget to include throw rugs and curtains in your cleaning routine, as they can also harbor allergens.

Professional Cleaning Services: Sometimes, a professional deep clean is the best way to combat the build-up of summer allergens. Shore to Shore Cleaning offers comprehensive cleaning services that target allergens throughout your home, ensuring your environment remains healthy and fresh.

Enjoying a Cleaner, Allergy-Free Summer

With the right cleaning strategies, you can minimize the impact of summer allergens and make your home a safe haven where you can relax and rejuvenate after a day in the sun. At Shore to Shore Cleaning, we’re dedicated to providing top-notch cleaning solutions that cater specifically to the needs of Long Island residents. This summer, don’t let allergies hold you back. Let us help you keep your home clean, comfortable, and allergen-free.

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My name is Jean-Marie Pfeifer and I am the owner of Shore to Shore Cleaning. I started cleaning as a little girl, I remember going to family functions and disappearing into my cousins room to clean while all the other kids played or watched tv

In high school I picked up a summer job cleaning houses over on Fire Island... read more

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