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May 22, 2023

The sun is shining, the lilacs are in bloom, and there’s a dusting of yellow pollen on literally everything. 

It’s officially allergy season in upstate New York! But don’t stock up on tissues and antihistamines just yet. As we enter the long-awaited late Spring/early Summer season, professional cleaning services can play a significant role in allergy prevention and relief. We are On The Spot Cleaners, long-trusted experts in duct cleaning, mold remediation, and carpet cleaning. With locations in Rochester, Syracuse, and Canandaigua, NY, we are committed to ensuring that your home, office, or restaurant is clean, safe, and healthy for you, your employees, and your customers. Wouldn’t it be nice to take a deep breath without triggering an onslaught of sneezes? We might just have a solution for you. 

Allergies and Allergy Season in Upstate NY 

When you’re ready to throw open those windows, trees, and grasses start releasing their pollen, showering every moving and stationary surface with powdery dust. Allergy season in upstate NY can be particularly challenging, with high pollen counts and rampant exposure to allergens. The New York Times reports that as the climate changes, allergy season will worsen with higher pollen counts and longer seasons. But pollen and other allergens are not just outside. 

Pollen and other outdoor allergens, like dust mites, pet dander, and mold spores, enter our homes through open windows, on our bodies, and get trapped in our hair, shoes, clothes, and on our pets. For many of us, these substances trigger all sorts of uncomfortable symptoms. They trick our immune systems, causing cold symptoms and itchy eyes, and wreak havoc on our general health and well-being. Allergies can put a damper on what is typically a highly anticipated time of year. But there are proactive measures you can take to minimize allergen exposure. 

The Role of Cleanliness in Allergy Prevention 

If you needed an excuse to pile the kids in the car, pump up the jams, and take a trip through the car wash, here it is. Maintaining a clean environment is key to reducing allergen buildup. Dust, pollen, and other allergens can accumulate quickly in our homes and offices, exacerbating allergy symptoms. Cleaning that includes methodic dusting with damp microfiber cloths, vacuuming with a certified HEPA filter, and daily wipe-downs of indoor and outdoor surfaces can put a significant dent in indoor allergen levels. But for many allergy sufferers, this surface cleaning will still not be enough. These pesky allergens are made up of microscopic spores that will find their way into air ducts and settle deep into carpeting and other hard-to-reach places. 

Carpet Cleaning for Allergy Relief 

Those colorful carpets that liven up a room also act as magnets for allergens, trapping dust, pet dander, and pollen deep within their fibers. Vacuuming every day with a high-quality HEPA-filtered vacuum will certainly minimize allergen levels, but it can’t remove these allergens entirely. Professional carpet cleaners use specialized techniques and equipment that goes deeper than a vacuum can reach. It reaches deep into the carpet fibers, extracting the deeply embedded allergens, thus providing some much-needed allergy relief. 

Mold Prevention and Remediation for Allergy Relief 

Mold spores are prolific and often grow in areas you may not be able to see or reach. As temperatures rise alongside a season of rain and dampness, mold growth within and outside of homes and offices becomes another contributing factor to allergies. Like pollen, mold spores can trigger allergic reactions and respiratory problems. Outdoor mold spores prolificate more at night, particularly during or after rainfall. These spores can enter your home similarly to pollen and if left in air ducts, carpeting, and other surfaces, they will spread and cause further health issues. 

Professional air duct cleaning involves the use of state-of-the-art equipment as experienced professionals thoroughly clean the nooks and crannies of ductwork, removing the dirt, dust, mold, and other allergy-causing substances that have built up over time. At On The Spot Cleaners, we treat your ducts with an antimicrobial solution that helps to prevent the growth of mold, mildew, and other harmful contaminants, all of which aids in allergy relief. 

Discover more strategies for preventing mold in this article. If indoor mold growth becomes more rampant, professional mold remediation not only handles mold clean-up safely and effectively but also prevents its return to ensure a healthy living or work environment. 

Fight Seasonal Allergies With The Help Of On The Spot Cleaners 

At On The Spot Cleaners, we understand that seasonal allergies can have a detrimental impact on your quality of life. That's why we are committed to providing services that contribute to allergy prevention and relief. We utilize the latest techniques, environmentally friendly products, and industry best practices to deliver exceptional results. 

With 15 certifications in cleaning and restoration and counting, including two New York State licenses for mold remediation, our team of experts is not only experienced in performing these services but also serves as industry instructors, sharing our knowledge with other companies in our field. We are passionate about delivering exceptional service and ensuring the well-being of our customers. 

When it comes to allergy prevention and relief, our professional cleaning services can play a vital role. Our certified technicians have the expertise and tools to tackle allergen hotspots and provide a thorough cleaning that goes beyond what regular cleaning can achieve. Our certified technicians will work tirelessly to ensure the allergens causing your suffering are effectively removed, creating a clean and healthy environment for you, your family, employees, and customers. For all your duct cleaning, mold remediation, and carpet cleaning needs, reach out to On The Spot Cleaners.

Frequently Asked Questions 

How often should I have my air ducts cleaned? 

The frequency of air duct cleaning depends on various factors such as the presence of pets, allergies, and the overall cleanliness of your home. As a general guideline, it is recommended to have your air ducts professionally cleaned every 3 to 5 years. But allergy sufferers may benefit from more frequent cleaning. 

Can professional carpet cleaning also help with pet allergies? 

Yes, professional carpet cleaning can help reduce pet allergens in your home. Our specialized cleaning techniques and products effectively remove pet dander and other allergens trapped in your carpets, providing relief for those with pet allergies. 

Is mold remediation necessary if I have allergies? 

If you suspect mold growth in your home or office and are experiencing allergies, we cannot understate the importance of addressing the issue promptly. Mold can worsen allergy symptoms and cause significant respiratory problems. Our professional mold remediation services can effectively eliminate mold and create a healthy environment.