Issues that Can Impact Your Allergies
It’s hard to escape humidity when you live in North Carolina! High levels inside your home, though, contribute to the growth of mold and mildew and allow dust mites to thrive. On the other end of the spectrum, low levels dry out your throat and nasal passages, which can make allergies even more difficult to live with.
As Goldilocks would say, humidity levels need to be just right. You can add a humidifier to your HVAC system or use a standalone unit to get the right balance (40 - 50% in summer and 30% in winter).
Many allergens love warm temperatures, and if air is not distributed optimally, they can wreak havoc on your allergies. We can check out your air distribution and controls and ensure they’re in good working order. This will allow you to maintain the right temperature. We also recommend adding air conditioning to your home, if you do not already have it. Knocking down heat and humidity can help with allergy symptoms.
When you have plumbing issues, it can lead to excess moisture - which can lead to the growth of mold and mildew. Make sure to:
- Fix leaking pipes
- Repair or replace water heaters that are damaged and/or leaking
- Repair faucets, toilets, and appliances that are leaking
- Ensure you have proper airflow to the bathroom
- Repair or replace windows that are leaking
- Repair any areas that have experienced water damage
There are a few spots in which mold and mildew are most likely to grow. Check:
- Beneath kitchen and bathroom sinks
- In and around your shower
- Windows and sills
- The base of your toilet
- Around and behind your water heater
- Inside ductwork
- The basement
- High-humidity areas, such as the kitchen
If you are experiencing issues with your plumbing and/or HVAC systems, and it’s impacting your allergies, call Action Service today. We can help improve your indoor air quality and tackle tough symptoms.