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Reduce the allergens in your home this winter

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Allergies can make us feel horrible. As we close out another allergy season in South Portland, you might be wondering how you can make it easier on yourself next year. One good way is to get prepared now, and blinds and shades are a surprisingly easy and effective way to help handle home allergens. Pella between-the-glass blinds can assist you by keeping fewer allergens in your home.

According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, more than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies annually. That translates into huge costs for those affected by allergies. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates allergies cost Americans more than $18 billion each year. During that time, they also are the reason for more than 4 million missed work days.

Even after allergy season is over, many people still can’t find relief. Indoor allergens like dust, mold, pet dander and smoke can affect sufferers just as much as outdoor allergens, and they can stay no matter the season. You may not have considered the allergens trapped in roomside window treatments, and the benefits that between-the-glass blinds and shades can bring.

Many allergens can get caught in typical roomside blinds. When you raise or lower them, you may be allowing some of those allergens back into the air. Between-the-glass blinds can reduce the quantity of allergens built up in your home. With less room available for allergens to settle, and being protected behind a pane of glass, between-the-glass blinds can help decrease the indoor allergens in your home.

Here are some more ways you can try to reduce allergens in your home:

  • Dust and vacuum on a regular basis to help regulate the amount of dust mites in your home.
  • Make sure your pets aren’t irritating your allergies more by keeping them out of your bedroom and washing your pet’s toys routinely.
  • Limit mold growth in your home by quickly cleaning up water leaks or spills, cleaning roof gutters regularly, keeping indoor humidity low and keeping your air filters changed regularly.

When you’re ready to find out more about how between-the-glass blinds or other easy steps that can help reduce allergens in your home, call the professionals in South Portland at 207-517-2331 or schedule an appointment with us online for an in-home consultation and we’ll discuss further.

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