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There’s no way to stop them. Indoor allergens are going to find their way inside our homes. Dust, mites, pet dander, pollen, mold and mildew are experts at hiding. So what can we do to fight back? First, we need to know where to find those hidden indoor allergens. I made a list of the top spots allergens like to hide. You may be surprised to learn that they are literally right underneath our noses!
Allergens like mold and mildew love damp spots. Check for them in the following places:
The bathrooms (see any moldy tile?)
Here’s a tricky one: Check the houseplants. Mold spores love to grow on damp pots. And dust likes to collect on plant leaves.
And easy places to overlook include allergen hot spots like:
Underneath the refrigerator. (This is a hard to clean area – but trust me, dust and dirt think of this place as their safe haven.)
Books. You may dust the bookshelves, but what about the books themselves? Dust lice love dusty books. Do an internet search for “Book Lice”. It’s gross.
We love our pets, just not their pet dander. Watch out for allergens:
Anywhere your pet likes to hang out such as pet beds and special spots on the floor and furniture.
Speaking of furniture, did you know that:
Stuffed furniture is a hidden allergen refuge?
Speaking of things that are stuffed, did you know that:
Plush animals and toys collect allergens like dust?
Your bedroom can be one of the worst places for hidden indoor allergens. Check:
Bedding. Wash sheets and comforters weekly.
Throw pillows. Throw those throw pillows away or wash them often.
And this last one is going to be a surprise. If you have been using harsh chemicals to get rid of dust and dirt, their fumes can actually aggravate your allergy symptoms.
Now that you know where to find them, you can take steps to capture indoor allergens. Regular cleaning of these allergen hot spots can help reduce the amount of dust, dander, and molds inside your home.
A great way to reduce airborne allergens inside your home is to use a Filtrete Healthy Living Filter. My home currently uses the Filtrete Ultimate Allergen Reduction Filter because it attracts & captures 93% of large particles like mold spores, dust & pollen from the air passing through the filter. Filtrete Healthy Living Filters also attract and capture microscopic allergens like pet dander, smoke, household dust and microscopic particles that can carry bacteria, viruses & odors.
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Does your home air filter provide allergen defense? Do you suffer from allergies or seasonal congestion? Where can you find hidden indoor allergens at your house?