Common Indoor Allergy Triggers And How To Avoid Them

August 11, 2017Services Standard

Tired of having a runny nose and watery eyes? Allergy-proof your home with these simple tips:

Couch, Throws, And Stuffed Toys

Dust mites often live in your sofa, stuffed toys, and beddings. This is the reason why sitting on the sofa may set off allergy symptoms. To avoid this, wash the items or put these in the dryer for 10 to 15 minutes every week. You should also use allergen-proof encasing for throw pillows, sofa, and mattresses.


Mould is a fungus that makes spores. When people inhale the spores, they get allergy symptoms. That’s why it is important to always clean your house, especially in moist places like bathrooms and kitchens. You also need to check and fix your plumbing system and make sure there are no leaks. Leakage can cause too much humidity that can attract moulds.

Bathroom Floor Mat

If you have been sneezing every time you step out of the shower, this could be because of your floor mat. Bath mat can serve as a breeding ground for dust mites and mould. So, choose a washable mat and clean it weekly.


Household chemicals such as perfumes, fabric conditioner, and cleaner may also be a trigger for your allergies. If you have been experiencing itchy nose and stuffy sneezes after cleaning or using these products, discontinue use immediately.

Air Conditioner

According to Myngoc Nguyen, MD, chief of allergy at Kaiser Permanente Medical Centre, your air conditioner can reduce the allergens you breathe up to 30%. However, that won’t happen if it is not properly sanitised.

So, make it a rule to replace your air conditioner filter and clean keep it regularly clean. If you already do this but you still experience allergy symptoms, maybe you need to opt for a newer unit. With a newer model, not only can you make sure that there are no dust and dust mites lurking in but you can also reduce your utility bills as they are more energy-efficient. Visit Laser Electrical for your air conditioning Caloundra needs.