How an Air Quality Test Can Help You Beat Allergies

Even when you keep your Millsboro, Delaware, home neat and clean, allergens can attack when you least expect them. If your family members suffer from seasonal or year-round allergies, it’s essential to do everything you can to eliminate the triggers from your home. From eliminating mold to purging pollen, find out how an indoor air quality test detects airborne contaminants and can help you beat allergies.

Eliminate Mold

Mold is one of the worst allergens you’ll encounter in the Millsboro area, and it’s incredibly persistent. This fungus can start growing in your home in dark, moist areas like bathrooms, laundry rooms, and basements. Regular cleaning and careful monitoring can keep mold away from these easy-to-reach locations, but many homeowners don’t realize that mold can also grow in an HVAC system.

At Custom Mechanical, we know that it isn’t always easy to detect mold, which is why our indoor air quality test will determine what exactly is lurking in your air supply. If we find mold in or around your HVAC system, we may recommend solutions like an ultraviolet lamp which eliminates mold at the source before it has a chance to trigger allergy attacks.

Clean Up the Dust

Dust is another sneeze-worthy substance that you can clean up with regular sweeping, mopping, and vacuuming. You can usually keep dust mites, under control with a weekly cleaning schedule.

Like mold, however, dust mites also thrive in humid conditions. If an air quality test reveals that the humidity level in your home is too high, you’ll need to take additional action to keep the sneezing and sniffling at bay. To deal with excess moisture throughout the house, our team typically recommends installing a whole-home dehumidifier. This HVAC add-on is a superstar at keeping moisture levels moderate, thereby keeping dust-related allergy attacks to a minimum.

Reduce Pet Dander

If you love dogs and cats, it’s inevitable that you’ll have to deal with pet dander and fur. These airborne substances can be particularly tough on allergies during cold winters and hot summers when your family is more likely to spend extra time indoors.

If frequent sneezing hasn’t already suggested that you have a pet dander problem, an air quality test can confirm whether this is the culprit. While advanced air quality solutions offer help for major pet dander problems, one of the easiest ways to tackle this issue is to change your HVAC filters regularly. Our team typically recommends changing the air filter every three months to keep your HVAC system running smoothly and your air supply clean. If your air quality needs an extra boost, though, replacing the air filter every 30 days is a smart move.

Purge Pollen

When the sun starts to shine and the flowers begin to bloom, you know that spring, one of the best times of year in the Millsboro area, has arrived. If you suffer from pollen allergies, however, this can also be one of the most painful seasons.

There’s no need to give up hope, though. If an air quality test shows that pollen is present in your home’s air supply, our team has an easy solution. Whole-house air purifiers clean and filter the air several times per hour, pulling pollen and other allergens out of the air supply. Since they work seamlessly with your existing air conditioner, they don’t require much extra energy, and they can tackle pollen problems in every room of your home.

Ditch Volatile Organic Compounds

Even if you’re careful, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) can ruin your home’s air quality. These microscopic airborne contaminants come from carpet adhesives, interior paint, furniture, and much more.

If an air quality test reveals an unhealthy concentration of VOCs, an advanced air purifier is the ideal solution. These high-tech devices capture almost every microscopic particle so you don’t have to suffer the sneezing, sniffling, or respiratory issues that VOCs are known to cause.

Ready to give your home’s indoor air quality a boost? Call Custom Mechanical at 877-696-0808 to learn more about air quality testing and effective solutions to alleviate allergies.

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