Mold Vs Seasonal Allergies
Allergies develop when a person’s immune system overreacts to something in their environment. When certain plants pollinate during summer or fall, then it really helps to trigger people’s allergies. One trigger for allergies that many people do not take into consideration is mold. In high humidity and heat, mold grows quickly. During certain seasons mold becomes more prevalent and this all correlates with allergy season. But what happens when you are living with Mold in your home?
Allergies or Mold
During allergy season, people tend to sneeze more and cough more. Shockingly, people might mistake their mold allergies for seasonal allergies. When it is allergy season, do people assume their allergies are from the weather or outdoor environment? What if those allergies were really mold-related? How can you tell if it’s a mold allergy or seasonal allergy? And what if Mold is living and growing in your own home?
Seasonal Allergies start around February
Pollen allergies tend to start around late February and last until late summer. Ragweed allergies should resolve by fall. In South Florida, Mango and Oak allergies run from March through July. Now, if your allergy symptoms are non-stop and never stop then it could be mold. A good test is an outdoor test. When you go outside or open your windows and your symptoms worsen then it is probably due to pollen. If your symptoms get worse when you are home especially if it’s in the kitchen, laundry room, or bathroom then it’s most likely mold. Furthermore, if increased allergies are present upon waking daily a full mold assessment report should be performed.
Get a Mold Test
The only way to know for sure that you have unsafe levels of mold is to get a professional mold test. Make sure to pinpoint the root of your symptoms. Never take a chance with mold and make sure to properly diagnose your symptoms. If your allergies are worse when you are home, then get a mold test done. A mold test is the only way of knowing for sure whether you have toxic mold in your home or business.
How to Prevent Mold Allergies
During allergy season it is particularly important to prevent mold from growing in your home or business which can cause devastating symptoms. These symptoms can worsen over time and can trigger asthmatic attacks. DO NOT take a chance with your health. Here are some tips to prevent mold from growing in your home.
How to Prevent Bathroom Mold
Most people do not realize that their bathroom is susceptible to mold due to water damage and increased humidity that will eventually turn into mold. Anywhere where there is a water source is a potential mold situation. All mold needs to grow is a food source, water, suitable air quality, and temperature. The bathroom is the perfect environment for mold to form and thrive.
- Repair leaks immediately
- Open the window when showering or bathing
- Use an exhaust fan when showering or bathing
- Clean sinks and tubs frequently
- Paint ceiling with high gloss paint.
- Bathroom rugs need to be dried. DO NOT allow them to stay wet.
Mold is a serious threat to you and your family’s health. DO NOT just pour bleach on mold. Bleach discolors but does not eliminate mold. It will come back stronger.
Professional Mold Remediation Services
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