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Allergy proof your home

Nothing to sneeze at! How to allergy proof your home.

Use our interactive guide to track down
and reduce your triggers

Allergy proof your…

LAUNDRY

Remove mould with bleach and keep it away with good ventilation. Regularly clean window seals and screens as well as washer and dryer filters. Refer to the user manuals for instructions. If you have a dust mite allergy, wash your bedding in water of at least 60 degrees or place in a hot tumble dryer for ten minutes after it is dried.

Allergy proof your…

GARDEN

Damp leaves and grass cuttings can trigger hay fever if you have an allergy to mould. Grasses, weeds and trees can trigger pollen allergies. Avoid mowing grass or consider artificial grass. Try to remain indoors if the pollen count is high.

Allergy proof your…

BEDROOMS

Consider hard floors instead of carpet and blinds instead of curtains if dust mites are a trigger. Also, avoid soft toys. Vacuum under beds or anywhere else that dust gathers. Also use a dust-mite-resistant mattress cover. If pollen is your trigger, keep windows closed on windy days. Keep pets out of the bedroom if they trigger your symptoms.

Allergy proof your…

LOUNGEROOM

Put away any non-essential ornaments and other clutter to help reduce dust. Consider blinds and hard floors instead of curtains and carpets. Damp-dust hard surfaces weekly. Leave your shoes and coats at the front door to prevent dirt and pollen being brought in. Keep windows closed during and after thunderstorms and on windy days.

Allergy proof your…

BATHROOM

Aim to keep mould away. Consider installing an extractor fan. Ensure bathmats and towels are able to dry. When not in use, keep bathroom doors and windows open to ensure good ventilation. Air out cupboards and laundry baskets. Use bleach or a commercial product to remove mould from hard surfaces. Strip away and replace any sealant that has had mould on it.

Allergy proof your…

LAUNDRY

Remove mould with bleach and keep it away with good ventilation. Regularly clean window seals and screens as well as washer and dryer filters. Refer to the user manuals for instructions. If you have a dust mite allergy, wash your bedding in water of at least 60 degrees or place in a hot tumble dryer for ten minutes after it is dried.

Allergy proof your…

GARDEN

Damp leaves and grass cuttings can trigger hay fever if you have an allergy to mould. Grasses, weeds and trees can trigger pollen allergies. Avoid mowing grass or consider artificial grass. Try to remain indoors if the pollen count is high.

Allergy proof your…

BEDROOMS

Consider hard floors instead of carpet and blinds instead of curtains if dust mites are a trigger. Also, avoid soft toys. Vacuum under beds or anywhere else that dust gathers. Also use a dust-mite-resistant mattress cover. If pollen is your trigger, keep windows closed on windy days. Keep pets out of the bedroom if they trigger your symptoms.

Allergy proof your…

LOUNGEROOM

Put away any non-essential ornaments and other clutter to help reduce dust. Consider blinds and hard floors instead of curtains and carpets. Damp-dust hard surfaces weekly. Leave your shoes and coats at the front door to prevent dirt and pollen being brought in. Keep windows closed during and after thunderstorms and on windy days.

Allergy proof your…

BATHROOM

Aim to keep mould away. Consider installing an extractor fan. Ensure bathmats and towels are able to dry. When not in use, keep bathroom doors and windows open to ensure good ventilation. Air out cupboards and laundry baskets. Use bleach or a commercial product to remove mould from hard surfaces. Strip away and replace any sealant that has had mould on it.

Allergy proof your…

LAUNDRY

Remove mould with bleach and keep it away with good ventilation. Regularly clean window seals and screens as well as washer and dryer filters. Refer to the user manuals for instructions. If you have a dust mite allergy, wash your bedding in water of at least 60 degrees or place in a hot tumble dryer for ten minutes after it is dried.

Allergy proof your…

GARDEN

Damp leaves and grass cuttings can trigger hay fever if you have an allergy to mould. Grasses, weeds and trees can trigger pollen allergies. Avoid mowing grass or consider artificial grass. Try to remain indoors if the pollen count is high.

Allergy proof your…

BEDROOMS

Consider hard floors instead of carpet and blinds instead of curtains if dust mites are a trigger. Also, avoid soft toys. Vacuum under beds or anywhere else that dust gathers. Also use a dust-mite-resistant mattress cover. If pollen is your trigger, keep windows closed on windy days. Keep pets out of the bedroom if they trigger your symptoms.

Allergy proof your…

LOUNGEROOM

Put away any non-essential ornaments and other clutter to help reduce dust. Consider blinds and hard floors instead of curtains and carpets. Damp-dust hard surfaces weekly. Leave your shoes and coats at the front door to prevent dirt and pollen being brought in. Keep windows closed during and after thunderstorms and on windy days.

Allergy proof your…

BATHROOM

Aim to keep mould away. Consider installing an extractor fan. Ensure bathmats and towels are able to dry. When not in use, keep bathroom doors and windows open to ensure good ventilation. Air out cupboards and laundry baskets. Use bleach or a commercial product to remove mould from hard surfaces. Strip away and replace any sealant that has had mould on it.

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