Common Causes of Allergies During Winter

Winter is finally here, which means that you can finally sit back and get a break from those pesky seasonal allergies, right? Well, while we hate to put a bummer on winter plans, it is still possible to get allergies during the winter. Our team at Atlantic Bay Contracting is here to give you a list of the top causes of allergies that may leave you with a runny nose this  winter. 

 

 

Mold Spores

During the winter, there is a higher chance of things getting wet, especially living in New England. Sometimes, things can leak into your home from the constant snowfall that can seep into weak spots and melt, only for it to snow again in the next few days. Many instances like this might go unnoticed for a while, until unfortunately,  you get sick from it. Before the first snowfall of the year, check for cracks or signs of weakness in roofs, windows, and doors to make sure they get sealed. 

 

Dust or Dust Mites 

Dust mites are microscopic insects that feed on dead skin cells. They are drawn to and thrive in environments that are warm and humid, such as your home. There are two ways that you can get allergies from dust mites. One way is from their waste, and the other is from their remains after they die. Both of these can cause significant problems for people with allergies and asthma. Some ways to get rid of dust and dust mites are to dust often, use a humidifier, vacuuming, and keeping the air vents in your home clean and by changing them regularly. 

 

Pollen

Surprisingly enough, even when the snow is covering the ground, you can still get exposed to pollen. During the warmer months of spring and summer, pollen can get locked into small places of your home, which may allow the allergens to be swept into the air again to later get trapped in your home’s air filter. Once the pollen gets trapped, it can build up, and soon enough, that pollen will be circling back into the air that you breathe. This is one of the many reasons why cleaning out your home’s air ducts are crucial, especially if you have an allergy to pollen.

 

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Staying Healthy For The Holidays

Allen Young and his team of talented individuals will help you, and your guests stay healthy while breathing clean air for the holidays. Let our experts from Atlantic Bay Contracting put your mind at ease by ridding your home of all the common causes of allergies this winter.

Contact us for more at 617.782.4986.