Allergens

Allergens

You sneeze, cough, maybe even wheeze, but you aren’t sure why. Your house seems clean and you don’t see any would-be culprits in the air. What then could be causing your allergy attacks? Many people want to know the answer to this very question.

Allergens are substances that for some people trigger an allergic response and promote formation of antibodies. Allergens may occur in nature or be manmade. Allergens can include: pollen, mold spores, dust, animal dander, insect debris, foods, blood serum, and drugs. Most people with year round allergies such as asthma, hay fever or other outdoor allergies don’t think of their home as a source of their allergies. The inside of your home can be filled with allergens, making these substances impossible to avoid.

Although many allergens in your environment can trigger allergic symptoms, house dust is the main indoor allergen. House dust is an airborne mixture that might contain fine particles of soil and plant material from indoors or outdoors, particles of human and animal skin (dander) and hair, fabric fibers, mold spores, dust mites, fragments of insects that have died and their waste, food particles, and other debris.

Testing your air for allergens and pollutants is a good start.  The process is very straight forward, we schedule an appointment to visit to your home and take samples to an accredited lab for testing results.

Our standard test can detect and identify common indoor allergens including dust mites, Cat, Dog, Cockroach.