Should You Test Your Home for Spring Allergies?
Category: Uncategorized , • January 30, 2024

Spring is in the air, along with an array of allergens that might be invading your home! Is the sneezing and sniffling really just from the outdoors, or is it lurking in your living space? 

Here, we’ll explore the invisible irritants in your home and the significance of air quality testing. Uncover the truths about indoor allergens and learn how testing can help you breathe easier and enjoy the spring season to its fullest! 

What’s Actually in Your Air? 

Springtime is often marked as the season of allergies due to the blossoming of flora and the stirring of pollen. As trees, grasses, and flowers begin to bloom, they release pollen grains into the air to fertilize other plants, leading to allergy flare-ups! 

But what could be causing spring allergies within our homes? Some of the common indoor allergens that could be contributing to spring allergies include: 

  • Pollen: Enters homes through open windows, doors, and on clothing, especially when people and pets come in from outside.
  • Dust Mites: Proliferate in warm, humid environments, thriving in bedding, upholstered furniture, and carpets.
  • Pet Dander: Tiny flakes of skin shed by cats, dogs, and other furry or feathered pets, often sticking to household surfaces and becoming airborne.
  • Mold Spores: Grow in damp, poorly ventilated areas, releasing spores that can cause allergic reactions when inhaled.
  • Cockroach Droppings: Decomposing droppings become part of household dust, contributing to respiratory issues.
  • Indoor Plants: Some indoor plants can release pollen or mold into the air, contributing to indoor allergen levels.
  • Fabric Fibers: Accumulated fibers from clothes, curtains, and carpets can hold onto allergens and release them over time.

Most serious of these allergens is mold. Spring is prime time for indoor mold growth due to the combination of rising temperatures and increased moisture levels! As homes begin to thaw from the winter chill and humidity increases, damp areas in homes, like bathrooms and basements, become ideal breeding grounds for mold. 

If you believe that mold could be causing allergy-like symptoms in you or your loved ones, get a thorough mold investigation done by professionals you can trust! 

Breathe Easy With Luce Air Quality

This spring, conducting a professional air quality test can pinpoint the specific pollutants and allergens present in your home’s environment! This targeted assessment can also guide you toward the most effective solutions. 

If you’re ready to take the next step in protecting yourself and your family from the presence of indoor allergens this spring or have any questions, contact the Luce Air Quality team today or call 904-803-1014!

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