Around The House
1. Wash surfaces regularly
Use single-wipe dust rags and damp mops to clean. If you use cleaning rags, wash them in hot water after every use.
2. Give it a rinse
Nasal irrigation or washing of the nasal cavity and nostrils with saline solution can be done daily to help promote healthy sinuses.
3. Filter your air
Consider using a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter wherever you spend a lot of time, especially your bedroom.
4. Clear the mold
If you find mold on a hard surface, clean it up with water and detergent and let it air dry completely.
5. Close the windows
Keep your windows closed to help keep allergens on the outside. If it gets warm, use an air-conditioner.
6. Take off your shoes
Leave your shoes at the front door to avoid tracking dust and other allergens into the home.
7. Hot wash, hot dry
Once a week, wash bedding in hot water and dry it in a hot dryer.
8. Chores, then out the door
During housework, wear a mask to protect yourself from allergens. Afterwards, leave the house to avoid allergens you may have stirred up.
9. Dehumidify and clean
You can reduce moisture in damp basements with dehumidifiers, but make sure to empty the water and keep units clean.
10. Vacuum and filter
A vacuum equipped with a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter will help reduce allergens in the air.