How Can I Reduce Allergens in My Home?

Living Room

  • Clean or change your air conditioner and heating filters regularly.
  • Do not let dust and pet hair accumulate. Use a vacuum cleaner with a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter.

Kitchen

  • Keep surfaces dry.
  • Close windows and screens during peek pollen periods. Use an air conditioner to reduce the chances of mold and pollen sneaking into your home.

Master Bathroom

  • Dry your sheets and clothing in a dryer, not outdoors on a clothesline, where pollen grains can attach themselves to the material.
  • Use a dehumidifier to reduce mold growth.

Bedroom

  • Wash pillows and blankets once a week in hot water to eliminate the buildup of pet dander and dust.
  • Cover mattresses, pillows and duvets with zippered, dust mite-impermeable covers.
  • Limit clutter and collections, as these collect dust.

Children's Room

  • Limit the amount of toys and collectibles, as these collect dust.
  • Wash bedding in hot water and with hypoallergenic detergent.
  • Don't put carpeting in the bedroom since it's a reservoir for dust and mold.
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