Pasadena, CA, October 8th, 2009
Allergies affect millions of Americans across the country. Many of these allergy sufferers are allergic to mold, both from indoor and outdoor environments. Mold allergies can cause a host of symptoms for those with allergic reactions, not to mention it can also be a trigger for those suffering from asthma. These symptoms can include watery eyes, congestion, itchy nose, sneezing, coughing and even rashes. Any one of these can be enough to make for a miserable condition.
While it may be difficult to change your outdoor environment there are a number of simple steps people can follow to minimize their indoor mold exposure. If a property suffers from high humidity using air conditioning or a dehumidifier could help resolve the problem from getting worse.
If there are any signs of water leaks from plumbing, water stains around windows or ceilings, or excessive moisture around the building’s foundation have the problem fixed right away. In bathrooms and laundry rooms install exhaust fans or open windows to decrease the humidity.
Carpets in homes act as a reservoir for holding and collecting mold spores and other irritants that can cause allergic reactions. Keep carpets clean by regularly vacuuming with a quality vacuum cleaner that has filtration on the unit so that it doesn’t just aerosolize much of the dust. Also regularly change out air filters and do not leave kitchen waste in indoor garbage cans for extended periods of time.
“Educating the public about mold problems is the first step in helping to prevent mold issues,” reported Ben Sublasky, National Director of Client Services for LA Testing and EMSL Analytical, a leading mold testing laboratory. “LA Testing has made a tremendous amount of resources available to the public to help them better understand the dangers of mold exposure,” Sublasky continued.
To learn more about mold and other indoor air quality testing services please visit www.LATesting.com, email info@LATesting.com or call (800) 303-0047.
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