Well, Punxsutawney Phil told us this week that we should be expecting an early spring! That’s great news for most of us who are looking forward to spring, but for people with seasonal allergies this could be a scary thought.
Seasonal allergies come in all different types, pollen, animal dander, and of course mold. If you’re a reader of our blog, you know mold can grow anywhere indoors or out which means double trouble for anyone with a mold allergy. If you’ve been diagnosed with a mold allergy here are some of our tips to help from The American Academy of Allergy & Immunology to prepare you for allergy season indoors and out.
- Check the National Allergy Bureau (NAB) before you venture outside. This website updates pollen and mold counts for each state. If you notice the levels are particularly high, stay indoors
- Don’t rake leaves or stir up the earth. This can release spores lying dormant into the air and expose yourself to allergens
- Stay away from fields of uncut grass
- Shower when coming in from outdoors to remove any mold spores that may be on your body or clothing
- Fix water leaks in your home immediately to prevent mold growth. If you find mold in your home or notice your allergy symptoms are increasing indoors, call in a mold expert to inspect and remove any dangerous mold
- Keep the humidity in your home below 60% in order to reduce the chances of mold growth
- Remove carpeting in areas that are prone to dampness such as bathrooms and basements
If you are allergic to mold and are experiencing symptoms now, you may be exposed to mold indoors and it is a good time to get your home inspected for mold. Many do not realize that mold can be hidden out of sight and be causing you to exhibit allergy symptoms year round. HNST Mold Inspections is here to help, use our quick contact form to obtain a quote today.