Protect Your Home

These preventative steps will help stop allergens from accumulating in your home.

Air vents

Dust may look like it’s just sitting there, but it’s not. It circulates around your home and collects in heating and cooling vents. You can buy filters to place right under the vent to trap allergens. For maximum dust control, you can install an electrostatic filter directly in your air conditioner or furnace. Talk to …

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If you live in a humid area and don’t already have a dehumidifier in your home, consider getting one. Dust mites, mold, and mildew all thrive in warm, moist conditions. Always turn on the bathroom fan when taking a hot shower for the same reasons.

Bamboo sheets

You may not be able to see it, but your sheets absorb a lot of perspiration and skin and hair oils. Regular washing is enough to remove any unseen bacteria, but if your allergies are severe, or if you don’t have time to wash your bedding as often as you’d like, consider investing in bamboo …

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Dust mites don’t just hide in your bed, they love furniture too. Slipcovers provide another barrier to the stuffing to help keep mites out, and unlike your whole couch, you can easily take them to the dry cleaner. In addition to protecting against allergens, slipcovers also protect your upholstery from spills, perspiration, and skin oil.