Allergens in the Home & Your Health

Understand how and why everyday items in your home could be contributing to or triggering your allergies, plus what you can do to reduce allergens and improve your family's health.

How Do Allergens in the Home Affect Our Health?

Asthma, eczema and hayfever plague about 20% of the Australian population and 1 in 3 children are affected by the age of 5.

It is estimated that about 20% of the global population is allergic to house dust mites.

Unfortunately, the presence of one allergy increases your chances of developing more. 

The good news is, there are lots of changes you can make in your home to alleviate the problem.

What are the Sources of Allergies and Irritants?

Addressing the source of the issue is often enough to dramatically improve your symptoms. You have nothing to lose.


contaminants in your domestic water supply


pests such as cockroaches, mice and rodents


pollen coming from outdoors


skincare, fragrances and cleaning products


tobacco smoke 


dust and house dust mites


pesticide drift from outside or bought in on your shoes


petroleum by-products


pets such as cats, horses, rabbits and dogs – about 10% of the population has a pet allergy

How I Can Help to Reduce Allergens in Your Home

Book an Allergens Assessment

How does an Allergens Assessment work?

  1. An initial phone consultation to discuss your concerns and needs.
  2. Completion of a brief questionnaire.
  3. Determination as to the requirement for air quality sampling* in consultation with you.
  4. On-site audit to assess possible causes of allergens.
  5. Verbal feedback on the day.
  6. A video and report including a checklist of hazards with a priority rating for action steps.
  7. Follow up phone call and email to check-in on progress and any concerns.

Prices start from $350 depending on location.

Book your Allergens Assessment

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*Air quality sampling is not usually necessary and is completely optional. It is an additional cost to the standard site visit. After the on-site audit you will be able to eliminate or dramatically reduce the hazards causing allergens in your home. This is usually sufficient negating the need for air quality sampling. However, air quality sampling can also be extremely useful if mould appears to be a concern.

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