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From the first hints of spring through the last gasp of fall, the Hagerstown, Maryland, area is packed with potential allergens. Keep the three worst allergens in the Mid-Atlantic out of your home by following these four steps.

Tree, Grass, and Weed Pollen

Spring and summer mark tree pollen season, with maple and elm pollen seasons lasting the longest. Just when you thought outdoor allergens had finally subsided, grass and weed pollen season tends to pick up in the summer and extend through the fall. Orchard grass and plantain weeds are often the most problematic.

Keep pollen outside where it belongs by wiping your shoes off outdoors and then removing them as soon as you get inside. If you’ve spent more than a few minutes outdoors during the day, there’s a high chance that your hair and clothes are coated in fine pollen particles. Shower and change your clothes at the end of the day to lower your exposure. Stop inviting pollen indoors by keeping doors and windows closed as much as possible.

Mold Spores

While many mold spores can live year-round, some of the most common are predominant from mid-September through mid-November. Keep mold at bay by maintaining a moderate humidity level in your home. If moisture levels in your home always seem uncomfortably high, consider investing in a whole-home dehumidifier to get humidity under control.

Dust Mites

Unlike allergens that originate outdoors, dust mite issues tend to become more substantial in the fall and span the entire winter season. Since most Hagerstown homeowners spend more time indoors during these seasons, dust mite allergies can get uncomfortable. To keep these critters out of your home, schedule a deep cleaning session each week. Vacuum carpets and rugs thoroughly, and sweep and mop all hard floor surfaces. Dust tables and counters, vacuum upholstered furniture, and wash curtains for good measure.

The quality of the air in your home is nothing to sneeze at. For professional help with improving your indoor air quality, don’t wait another minute to call Griffith Energy Services, Inc.: 888-474-3391.

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At this time, when the news is dominated by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health emergency around the world, we wanted to personally reach out and let you know that we are vigilantly implementing enhanced protocols to ensure your safety and the safety of our team.

We are closely monitoring the guidance of the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control regarding the spread of the virus. This is an evolving situation and we will continue to develop and take necessary measures as needed. Our focus is to ensure that we meet customer needs while doing our part to keep you, our employees, and our communities safe.

Here’s what we’re doing:

  • Everyone on our team has received enhanced training and protocol briefings. We will continue to evolve and adjust these protocols as needed.
  • We are implementing telecommuting options for positions where applicable.
  • Non-essential work travel is currently on hold for all employees.
  • We are conducting enhanced cleaning practices at our locations and are instructing employees to continually sanitize their work stations and vehicles.
  • We are also urging all employees to be vigilant about frequent hand washing.

Information for you:
If you have an existing service appointment, we look forward to seeing you and want to reassure you that we are doing everything we can to promote a safe and secure service experience.

During this challenging time, if you are experiencing symptoms related to the COVID-19 virus or have been exposed to it, in order to protect our team and all the customers we serve, we encourage you to please reschedule your service appointment, by calling us at 888-474-3391.

Your safety is our highest priority and we truly appreciate the trust that you place in our team and our company.

Best regards,
Griffith Energy Services
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