Allergen Air Testing

Allergen Air Testing

Uncover what’s causing your sniffling, sneezing, coughing, headaches, and fatigue with allergen air testing by Benchmark Environmental in San Jose. 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.

Your indoor air quality report will then recommend steps to eliminate irritants in your indoor environment to significantly improve your health and well-being.

5 Common Indoor Air Allergens

  1. Mold
  2. Dust Mites
  3. Pet Dander
  4. Pollen
  5. VOCs

Allergy Symptoms From Mold Spores

The presence of mold in your home can produce many allergic reactions, depending on the type and concentration of the spores. We collect samples of ambient air and wall cavity air to determine the source and extent of any contamination.

Typical Mold Sensitivity Symptoms

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

Are Dust Mites Harmful?

According to the American Lung Association, “Ongoing exposure to dust mites at home can impact the health of people with asthma and those who are allergic or sensitive to mites.” Dust mites are one of the most common allergens found in the home. They love warmth and moisture and feed off the dander (skin scales) found on your pillow, your mattress, and the general dust around your home.

Problems With Pet Dander

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. 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.

Pet dander 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 from previous owners or frequent visitors.

Seasonal 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.

Breathe Easier With Indoor Air Testing

While many plants, animals, and substances in our outdoor environment cause sniffles and sneezing, detecting and preventing indoor contamination can be within your control. Contact us at Benchmark Environmental in San Jose, California to schedule comprehensive allergen air testing today.