Allergen Avoidance Action Plan

Guard your health and home by taking action against allergens to reduce your exposure.

Our Allergen Avoidance Action Plan tasks are based on recommendations from physicians and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  Keep in mind that some steps are a top priority, but overall relief requires taking comprehensive action throughout your home to reduce your overall exposure.

1. Allergy Encasings: As a top priority, cover your pillows, mattress, box spring and comforter with allergen-proof encasings.

2. Healthy Bedding: Address other areas of the bed by washing linens and blankets in hot water or with a laundry product that removes allergens.

3. Home Care (Carpet): Remove or treat the carpet, the second largest source of allergens in your home.

4. Home Care (Surfaces): Furniture and other surfaces collect allergens and need weekly cleaning. Choose leather furniture and window blinds that can be wiped clean rather than soft furnishings and drapes that collect allergens.

5. Allergen ControlUse air conditioning or dehumidifier to keep humidity under 50% to control dust mite and mold growth. Monitor with a gauge.

6. Air Purification: Capture airborne allergens with air filters or superior filtration HEPA air purifiers or HEPA vacuum cleaners. Wear a face mask while cleaning to avoid inhaling allergens.

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