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Deep Cleaning for Allergies

A clean home not only looks good, but it feels good — particularly for allergyX allergy
An exaggerated response of the immune system to a substance that is ordinarily harmless.
sufferers. If you’re wondering how to make your home allergyX allergy
An exaggerated response of the immune system to a substance that is ordinarily harmless.
-friendly, the answer is simple. Regular cleaning, as well as periodic deep cleaning and simple home maintenance, will help you live, sleep and breathe easier.

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How to Reduce Allergens in Your Home

Follow these room-by-room cleaning tips for an allergyX allergy
An exaggerated response of the immune system to a substance that is ordinarily harmless.
-friendly home.

Tips for Cleaning the Bedroom and Living Room

We spend approximately one-third of our lives asleep and clock a lot of time on the couch. Unfortunately, bedding, furniture, carpet and even household items can accumulate allergens and impact relaxation. To enjoy your bedroom and living room and help keep allergens under control, try these cleaning tips.

  • Use allergenX allergen
    A substance that your body perceives as foreign and harmful; initiates the allergic reaction.
    -barrier bedding and zippered dust mite covers on all pillows, mattresses and box springs. Consider washable slipcovers for upholstered furniture.
     
  • Reduce clutter by removing and donating unused items that collect dust, like books, knickknacks, large houseplants and unworn clothes.
     
  • Wash your pet’s bed and pay special attention to their favorite spots to curl up. For example, clean window sills if that’s where your cat likes to perch.
     
  • Put stuffed animals in the dryer for at least 15 minutes at a temperature above 130 F (54.4 C) to help reduce dust mitesX dust mites
    A common trigger for indoor allergies. They are microscopic mites that live in the fibers of pillows, mattresses, blankets and carpet. They live off of our dead skin cells. Inhalation of their droppings can cause allergic reactions such as runny nose, sneezing and nasal congestion.
    .
     
  • Wash off-season clothes to remove allergens before storing them. Cardboard holds moisture and is a food source for moldX mold
    Parasitic, microscopic fungi (like Alternaria) that float in the air like pollen. Mold spores are a common trigger for allergies and can be found in damp areas, such as the basement or bathroom, as well as outdoors in grass, leaf piles, hay, mulch or under mushrooms.
    , so store clothes in zippered bags or plastic tubs.
     
  • Wash pillowcases, sheets and blankets in 130°F water every week to help reduce dust mitesX dust mites
    A common trigger for indoor allergies. They are microscopic mites that live in the fibers of pillows, mattresses, blankets and carpet. They live off of our dead skin cells. Inhalation of their droppings can cause allergic reactions such as runny nose, sneezing and nasal congestion.
    and pet dander.
     
  • Use a damp cloth to clean all surfaces regularly. Don’t use a dry cloth or feather duster because they can stir up dust mitesX dust mites
    A common trigger for indoor allergies. They are microscopic mites that live in the fibers of pillows, mattresses, blankets and carpet. They live off of our dead skin cells. Inhalation of their droppings can cause allergic reactions such as runny nose, sneezing and nasal congestion.
    .
     
  • Vacuum carpet and upholstery weekly. And be sure to use a vacuum with a HEPAX HEPA
    High-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter that removes particles in the air by forcing it through screens containing microscopic pores where it is captured.
    filter to trap allergens that can pass through the vacuum’s exhaust.
     
  • Ban the family pet from the bedroom to help reduce your exposure to pet dander as much as possible.

Bathroom Cleaning

MoldX Mold
Parasitic, microscopic fungi (like Alternaria) that float in the air like pollen. Mold spores are a common trigger for allergies and can be found in damp areas, such as the basement or bathroom, as well as outdoors in grass, leaf piles, hay, mulch or under mushrooms.
spores thrive in warm, damp spaces like bathrooms. To help reduce these annoying allergens, follow these quick tips.

  • Scrub any visible moldX mold
    Parasitic, microscopic fungi (like Alternaria) that float in the air like pollen. Mold spores are a common trigger for allergies and can be found in damp areas, such as the basement or bathroom, as well as outdoors in grass, leaf piles, hay, mulch or under mushrooms.
    with a cleaning solution made specifically for moldX mold
    Parasitic, microscopic fungi (like Alternaria) that float in the air like pollen. Mold spores are a common trigger for allergies and can be found in damp areas, such as the basement or bathroom, as well as outdoors in grass, leaf piles, hay, mulch or under mushrooms.
    removal and dry the surface completely.
     
  • Scour away soap scum that can build up on tiles and shower doors. It serves as a breeding ground for moldX mold
    Parasitic, microscopic fungi (like Alternaria) that float in the air like pollen. Mold spores are a common trigger for allergies and can be found in damp areas, such as the basement or bathroom, as well as outdoors in grass, leaf piles, hay, mulch or under mushrooms.
    .
     
  • Check and fix leaky pipes under the sink, in the shower and tub, and behind the toilet.
     
  • Regularly launder shower curtains, bath mats and other cloth items in the bathroom that hold moisture and feed moldX mold
    Parasitic, microscopic fungi (like Alternaria) that float in the air like pollen. Mold spores are a common trigger for allergies and can be found in damp areas, such as the basement or bathroom, as well as outdoors in grass, leaf piles, hay, mulch or under mushrooms.
    .
     
  • Replace caulk around tubs and sinks as soon as it starts to discolor or peel away from the wall. Use a moldX mold
    Parasitic, microscopic fungi (like Alternaria) that float in the air like pollen. Mold spores are a common trigger for allergies and can be found in damp areas, such as the basement or bathroom, as well as outdoors in grass, leaf piles, hay, mulch or under mushrooms.
    -resistant caulk when caulking.
     
  • Wipe away puddles of water right away on sinks, counters, windowsills and other surfaces.
     
  • Keep window curtains open to let sunlight in, as moldX mold
    Parasitic, microscopic fungi (like Alternaria) that float in the air like pollen. Mold spores are a common trigger for allergies and can be found in damp areas, such as the basement or bathroom, as well as outdoors in grass, leaf piles, hay, mulch or under mushrooms.
    prefers dark spaces.

Keeping the Laundry Room Clean

The heat and humidity that laundry rooms produce offer a prime place for moldX mold
Parasitic, microscopic fungi (like Alternaria) that float in the air like pollen. Mold spores are a common trigger for allergies and can be found in damp areas, such as the basement or bathroom, as well as outdoors in grass, leaf piles, hay, mulch or under mushrooms.
spores to grow. Follow these simple tips to keep moldX mold
Parasitic, microscopic fungi (like Alternaria) that float in the air like pollen. Mold spores are a common trigger for allergies and can be found in damp areas, such as the basement or bathroom, as well as outdoors in grass, leaf piles, hay, mulch or under mushrooms.
in check.

  • If you have a front-loading washing machine, check for moldX mold
    Parasitic, microscopic fungi (like Alternaria) that float in the air like pollen. Mold spores are a common trigger for allergies and can be found in damp areas, such as the basement or bathroom, as well as outdoors in grass, leaf piles, hay, mulch or under mushrooms.
    growth and clean the rubber seal and inside of the door.
     
  • Make sure your clothes dryer is venting properly outside your home to prevent humidity that can increase moldX mold
    Parasitic, microscopic fungi (like Alternaria) that float in the air like pollen. Mold spores are a common trigger for allergies and can be found in damp areas, such as the basement or bathroom, as well as outdoors in grass, leaf piles, hay, mulch or under mushrooms.
    and dust mitesX dust mites
    A common trigger for indoor allergies. They are microscopic mites that live in the fibers of pillows, mattresses, blankets and carpet. They live off of our dead skin cells. Inhalation of their droppings can cause allergic reactions such as runny nose, sneezing and nasal congestion.
    .
     
  • Remove clothes from the washing machine right away and leave the door open when not in use to help reduce moisture and moldX mold
    Parasitic, microscopic fungi (like Alternaria) that float in the air like pollen. Mold spores are a common trigger for allergies and can be found in damp areas, such as the basement or bathroom, as well as outdoors in grass, leaf piles, hay, mulch or under mushrooms.
    buildup.
     
  • Monitor the humidity level in the laundry room using a hygrometer, which you can find at most hardware stores. Aim to keep the humidity below 50 percent with ventilation or a dehumidifier.
     
  • Clean behind and under washers and dryers where dust and moisture build up

Allergy Relief from Claritin®

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An exaggerated response of the immune system to a substance that is ordinarily harmless.
symptoms? Claritin® is here to help relieve symptoms without drowsiness, so you can make the most of your day — and get more done around the house.

REFERENCES

Brain Basics: Understanding Sleep. Accessed March 24, 2020.

Dust mite allergy. Accessed April 1, 2020.