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Allergen Hotspots around your House

Home is where the heart is, but it can also be where symptom-inducing allergens hide and lurk around every corner. These simple tips will help you kick allergens out of your home when they have clearly overstayed their welcome.

Allergens Hotspot: Curtains


TAKE ACTION: Curtains can be a beautiful addition to any room, but unfortunately they can also provide the perfect place for dust to call home. Simply throw your curtains in the wash regularly to keep dust from building up.

Allergens Hotspot: Upholstered Furniture

Upholstered Furniture

ALLERGEN: Dust and Pet Dander
TAKE ACTION: Upholstered furniture can provide a cozy little space for unwanted dust and pet dander. Vacuum furniture regularly to keep those allergens from getting too cozy. Keeping your four-legged friend off the couch can also keep pet dander from building up.

Allergens Hotspot: Rugs & Carpets

Carpets and Rugs

ALLERGEN: Dust and Pet Dander
TAKE ACTION: Carpets are high-traffic areas that attract a lot of dust and pet dander. To reduce any unwanted allergy houseguests, simply vacuum your carpets and rugs often, and use a HEPA air filter. Or, to take your fight against allergies up a notch, replace your carpets entirely with wooden floors or linoleum.

Allergens Hotspot: Bedding


ALLERGEN: Dust Mites
TAKE ACTION: You shouldn’t have to put up with allergies and sneezing while you catch some z’s. Make sure dust mites don’t snuggle up with you by washing your bedding in hot water once a week, and use dust-mite-proof pillowcases.

Allergens Hotspot: Shower


TAKE ACTION: That pesky mildew that grows on shower tiles can be a host to allergy-inducing mold. The best action is to clean your bathroom with bleach and water, and try to keep the bathroom door open when the room is not in use. This helps keep humidity and moisture down and reduces the chance of mold forming.