Reducing Allergens in the Home

Pollen & Spores

Animal dander, dust, mold spores and pollen... it's impossible to keep these common allergens from entering your home. However, by making some careful home décor choices, you can make it easier to remove them.

Below is a list of helpful tips to help you reduce allergens and stay healthy.



7 Tips to Help Reduce Allergens in Your Home

  1. Choose tile or terrazzo over wall to wall carpet.

  2. Wall to wall carpet makes it harder to remove allergens from your home. If you must have carpet, have it steam cleaned regularly.

  3. Install HEPA filters in your home's central air conditioning.

  4. These filters can catch airborne allergens before they enter your lungs.

  5. Select window treatments that can be machine washed.

  6. Horizontal blinds trap dust. Many window treatments require costly dry cleaning. By sticking with machine washable curtains, you can remove allergens easily, which means you will do it more often.

  7. Pick furniture that's easy to clean.

  8. Leather, vinyl and wood can be wiped down to remove dust, pollen, animal dander and mold. If you prefer fabric coverings, go for wood or rattan-framed furniture with removable zippered cushions. Cushion covers can be machine-washed to remove allergens.

  9. Install dust mite blocking covers on mattresses.

  10. Dust mites thrive in Florida's warm, humid climate. They eat human skin, and often live in soft furnishing like mattresses. Many people with hay fever are also allergic to these mites. Cover your mattresses with specially made covers to eliminate exposure to these pests.

  11. If you have kids, limit stuffed animals.

  12. Stuffed animals can harbor dust mites and other allergens. The fewer your kids have, the less exposure your children will have to indoor allergens. Allow a small collection of favorite toys, and machine-wash them regularly.

  13. Cut down on clutter.

  14. Clutter can hide dust and other irritants. It also makes it harder to regularly clean to remove these allergens. By cutting down on household clutter, you not only give your eyes a break, you create a place where it is literally easier to breathe.

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