Seasonal allergies affect over 35 million people in the United States, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Follow these tips to reduce allergens in your home.

Tip #1 Keep windows closed – If needed, use air conditioning, which cleans, cools and dries.

Tip #2 Keep entryways clean – Sweep, dust or vacuum outside entryways to avoid tracking pollen and debris into your home. Wipe your feet on the doormat when entering and leave shoes by the door.

Tip #3 Use high-quality vacuum equipment – choose a bag with a HEPA-type filter bag and brush agitation. Replace bags when 2/3 full.

Tip #4 Have furnishings professionally cleaned annually – Contact Disaster One for all your cleaning needs.