Allergen Air Testing

Allergen air testing by Benchmark Environmental in San Jose can help you uncover what’s causing your sniffling, sneezing, coughing, headaches and fatigue. Even though you keep your home clean, there may be many invisible contaminants lurking in the very air you breathe. Our allergen air testing can help locate the source and levels of your allergic exposure. Our allergy evaluation report will then recommend the steps to eliminate irritants in your indoor environment to significantly improve your health and well-being.

Types Of Air Allergens:

  • Dust Mites
  • Cat Dander
  • Dog Dander
  • Mold
  • Pollen

Dust Mite Allergens

Dust mites are one of the most common allergens found in every home. They love warmth and moisture and feed off the human dander (skin scales) found on your pillow, your mattress, and the general dust around your home. High levels of allergens are present in the proteins contained in the feces of dust mites. They remain in the air for a short time when dust is disturbed, allowing detection when air samples are collected.

Cat & Dog Dander Allergens

We love our cats and dogs, which are estimated to reside in 1/3 of households in the United States. If you are sensitive to the dander of these animals, you may experience significant respiratory problems since the major means of exposure is through inhalation of airborne allergens. These particles can remain in your air for a long time, spreading throughout your entire house even if you keep your pets restricted to certain rooms. Since they are sticky, they can be found in great concentrations on your walls, in your carpeting and bedding, as well as in your upholstered furniture. Even if you don’t own a pet, your home may contain these allergens since it is easy to carry them from one environment to another.

Mold Allergens

The presence of mold in your home can produce many allergic reactions, depending on the type and concentration of the spores. Typical symptoms may include:

  • Wheezing & Breathing Problems
  • Nasal & Sinus Congestion
  • Asthma
  • Eye Irritation
  • Throat Irritation
  • Skin Rashes

We collect samples of ambient air and wall cavity air to determine the source and extent of any contamination.

Pollen Allergens

Pollen allergies can wreak havoc on your health, particularly during certain times of the year. Seasonal sneezing and eye irritation is a major problem for many people. We can determine the pollen levels present in your home’s environment and recommend steps to keep them from invading your indoor air.

Professional Allergen Screening Services

While many plants, animals, and substances in our outdoor environment cause allergies, detecting and preventing indoor contamination can be within your control. Contact Benchmark Environmental Engineering in San Jose, California for comprehensive allergen air testing and a report that outlines steps you can take to properly rid your home of these allergy-causing agents.

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