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How to Reduce Mold & Dust Mites

How to Reduce Mold & Dust Mites

Allergies aren’t just for spring anymore. Of course, pollen never goes out of style.

Although many people associate allergies with pollen and spring time, common household allergens from dust mites, pet dander and mold can also pose a big challenge for allergy sufferers year-round.

Steps to Reduce Dust Mite Allergens at Home

  • Removing carpet and upholstered furniture from your child’s room
  • Zipping mattresses and pillows into washable covers
  • Cleaning the room regularly with a vacuum using a HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filter
  • Damp mopping the floor to keep irritants from getting airborne.

Hard Surfaces

Mold and mildew can be found on hard surfaces around the house. Spray Clorox® Clean-Up® Cleaner + Bleach 4 to 6 inches from the surface until thoroughly wet, let stand for 5 minutes, and rinse or wipe clean to kill mildew. Use it to clean and disinfect bathtubs, counters, showers, sinks, refrigerators, glazed ceramic tile, and fiberglass.

Avoid contact with clothes, fabric, wood, rubber, painted and paper surfaces. Prolonged contact with metal, old porcelain or worn plastic laminate may cause discoloration. For heavily soiled surfaces, preclean surface before disinfecting. It’s best to clean up mold immediately and monitor the area. If the mold recurs, check for a leaky pipe or other water source that needs repair.