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Is it Spring allergies? Or can it be a reaction to Mold?

Did you know that mold can lay dormant in the winter due to cold temperatures outdoors? And since your winter heating system produces dry air in your home, this also keeps mold at bay. However, when things start heating up in spring, these nasty agents begin to come out in full force in the wild, including growing inside your home. Unfortunately, since pollen allergy symptoms are so close to mold symptoms, many people do not realize that mold is the culprit and they are not correcting the source of their discomfort. Women sneezing

How to know if you are a mold sufferer? It can be tricky because pollen sufferers have many of the same symptoms: itchy eyes and throat, watery eyes, sneezing, and a general uncomfortable feeling. However, take note…are your allergies flaring up after a rainstorm? This can be a telltale sign that your troubles are from mold and not pollen. A good rainstorm actually scrubs the air from pollen as raindrops adhere to pollen and removes their ability to float into your path. On the other hand, a rainstorm can be exactly what’s needed for mold to grow to proportions that may affect your health. Left untreated, long-term exposure can have serious effects on your health including lethargy, and neurological damage, and can trigger asthma. These are just some of the reasons to identify the source of your allergies and eradicate the source. 

So be sure to look in the nooks and crannies of your house… attics, basements, crawlspace, and even bathrooms and under kitchen sinks! Mold can grow anywhere that is temporarily dark and damp. ServiceMaster Apple Valley has been performing mold remediation for over 25 years and has the tools and the trained staff to make this health hazard go away. With state-of-the-art air scrubbers, effective microbial sprays, and more, we can assess, identify and remediate any mold spewing toxic substances into your living space, beginning with removing the source.

And while we may not be able to correct that outdoor fresh spring air causing sneezing, we can help eliminate the culprits in the home to help you Spring back to healthy living!