Do you experience allergy symptoms even when pollen counts are low? Is your everyday life filled with sneezing, itchy eyes, or a stuffy or runny nose? If so, you could have a mold allergy. Since common allergy-provoking fungi is able to grow in damp spots and outside year round, symptoms of a mold allergy can pop up at any point during the year. These spores from outdoor mold can make their way into your home in many different ways. They can sneak in when a door or window is opened, or they can enter by clinging onto pets, hair, bags, clothes or shoes. A recent study has shown that repairing damp buildings and removing mold can reduce the odds of allergy symptoms by about 40%.
Mold can be hard to find since many species are almost invisible without a microscope, which can make it a challenge to figure out where you’re coming in contact with it. However, other types of mold are visible. If you notice dark spots on walls or other surfaces, it may be mold thriving in your home.
How to Get Rid of Mold
To get rid of mold in your home, eliminate dampness and keep the humidity levels low. Check vents on air-conditioners and humidifiers, drip trays under refrigerators, moldy tile and grout in the kitchen and bathroom, and fix any leaks that may be in the bathroom, kitchen, windows or roof. Another way to lower humidity levels is to run an exhaust fan while showering, and a dehumidifier in the basement. We suggest that you stay within current acceptable levels of relative humidity (30%-50%): otherwise mold growth could re-occur should these conditions not be maintained.
If you suspect you have a mold problem in your home, call AirPro today for mold removal services! 877-924-7776