Allergies are on the rise, especially among children. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, allergies are the 6th leading chronic disease in the United States, with 45 million Americans suffering from severe allergies. Low levels of indoor air pollutants can exacerbate allergy symptoms. Indoor air pollutants are inescapable. They are in our homes, in our schools, in our offices, in our factories and even in our cars.
Luckily, home air quality tests offered by Inch By Inch Inspections can help identify sources of indoor allergens and pollutants. There are many sources of indoor air pollutants, including everything from mold to pesticides to cleaning products to dust mites. To control these pollutants, you need to be knowledgeable about all of the sources that are present in your home or office building. Once you know the signs, you will have a better idea of when you need to contact an air quality testing company in Toronto like Inch by Inch.
Allergens Found In The Home
Allergens are part of everyday life but may not always be noticeable. Things like mold, pollen, dust mites, pet dander, or cat hair, for example, are relatively harmless to people with good immune systems. But airborne allergens can aggravate the respiratory system of anyone who is sensitive to their effects.
Allergens Affecting Indoor Air Quality In Toronto
Airborne allergens consist of particles that originate outside the home and enter indoors. Too many allergens in your home can be uncomfortable and even unhealthy, affecting the immune system and overall wellness.
The most common causes of indoor allergy symptoms are pets, dust, mold, fungi, cockroaches, pollens from trees, grasses, and weeds; bacteria, animal dander, and smoke.
NOTE: The most significant source of allergens in a home is often attributed to the pets present in the home. The pet dander carried on your clothing and shoes can be particularly problematic for someone with allergies.
How To Improve Home/Office Air Quality
- Remove Outdoor Air Pollutants From Inside With An Air Purifier
- Control Dusts Mits With Regular Vacuuming
- Minimize Traffic In and Out Of Your Home
- Clean Carpets & Upholstery Regularly
Airborne allergens are inescapable. Even if you don’t have pets and don’t smoke, you’ll still find plenty of stuff floating around in the air inside your home. When air enters your home, it can travel through different pathways. It commonly travels through doors and windows and through cracks in walls, ventilation ducts, plumbing vents, and more. If allergens are present in the outside air, they will follow these pathways into your home and settle down on surfaces throughout the interior of your home.
Since you spend a large portion of your time indoors, maintaining an air quality that is suited to your health is essential. That is why Inch by Inch inspections offers home air quality tests in Toronto and the GTA. Contact us to inquire about our indoor air quality testing services today!