Allergies affect over 50 million people in the United States each year, and they are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the country. With so many affected by allergies, our homes should be safe havens from common allergens and the irritating side effects they cause. Unfortunately, your home air quality often deteriorates due to pets, air pollution, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and mold growth. It is necessary to get a yearly home air quality test to be aware of any allergens present in your home’s air.
There are simple at-home safety precautions you can take to decrease allergens in your home and increase your wellbeing and safety in your home, including:
- Noting any persistent allergies or health problems that seem to reoccur in your home
- Recognizing and monitoring any water damage
- Conducting your own preliminary mold inspection
- Purchasing and correctly using air purifiers
- Purchasing and correctly using a carbon monoxide detector
If health problems persist and you suspect there may be something larger that is affecting your home, consider calling a home restoration company. They can help you discover and remedy any significant problems, such as:
- Water damage restoration
- Smoke damage restoration
- Mold testing
- Killing mold and removing mold on drywall and other areas
Common Household Allergens and Finding the Cause of Your Allergy Symptoms
Many common and varied household allergens can negatively affect your health. In Utah, inversion pollution and air pollution can cause and exacerbate many health problems, including asthma. Other allergens, including pet dander, dust, fabrics, pollens, and mold spores can irritate your sinuses and cause an allergic reaction. Common allergy symptoms include:
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Cough and postnasal drip
- Itchy eyes, nose, and throat
- Watery eyes
- Dry, scaly skin
- Asthma symptoms, such as wheezing, difficulty breathing
If you find that you or other members of your household have mild to severe symptoms that persist at home, consult your primary physician. You can also conduct allergy tests as a way to find your specific triggers.
If you want to eliminate or mitigate the cause of your indoor allergies at home, consult a restoration company like Bull Matrix Restoration. We understand the toxic hazards in your home and have the tools and experience necessary to test and treat your home for mold and other common allergens.
Mold: It’s More Common Than You Think
If you suspect that you have a mold problem present in your home, you should complete a mold inspection right away. Mold is an environmental allergen that affects one in five people, according to some statistics. Over two-thirds of those with asthma are also negatively affected by mold. Mold is a pervasive fungus that releases spores into the air when it is disturbed.
Where Mold Is Often Found
Mold is found everywhere and can grow in any climate. In fact, in addition to the hot, humid climates in Texas and the southeast United States, Nevada and Arizona also have significant mold problems. Mold thrives in wet, moist areas such as bathrooms, kitchens, basements, and laundry rooms but can be found anywhere. It is often found when water does not have sufficient drainage, such as around leaking pipes, in bathrooms, and around walls, windows, or foundations that do not have adequate drainage. Mold is not killed by the cold.
How to Find and Safely Eradicate Mold
Mold has a persistent musty odor and, when visible, can be white and thread-like or in clusters as small black spots. If you discover an area that is contaminated by mold, consider calling a mold inspection and removal service. They can quickly, safely, and effectively inspect and remove mold problems. For smaller areas, you can treat it by safely removing and replacing the affected area. Suppose the area affected is larger than 30 square feet. In that case, it is best left to professionals who are used to seeing high levels of contamination and know how to fix mold in drywall, floors, and other surfaces.
How Bull Matrix Can Reduce Your Sneezing, Itchy Eyes, or Stuffy Nose Symptoms
Bull Matrix Restoration takes home air quality seriously and provides state-of-the-art indoor air quality monitoring. We test for mold spores and provide expert advice for other indoor allergens. We offer thorough mold removal services to support indoor air quality, including:
- Eliminating the source
- Closing off the damaged area from the rest of the home
- Dampening dust
- Carefully removing damaged areas
- Covering contaminated materials in plastic
- Deep cleaning
- Thorough drying
- Restoring the site to normal
These solutions can dramatically impact your quality of life, decrease health issues, and make your home the safe, healthy environment you and your family need to thrive.
Bull Matrix: The Top Company for Mold Inspection in Utah
If you suspect mold may be causing your indoor allergens, keep yourself and your family safe and schedule your mold testing appointment today. We serve counties and cities across Utah, including Salt Lake City, and are well equipped for any emergency. We are available 24/7 for emergency mold testing, removal, and mediation. We understand the toxic hazards of mold and are here to help!