Could Mold Be Worsening My Asthma?

Because mold and asthma just don’t mix, at Benchmark Environmental Engineering in San Jose, CA, we offer professional mold inspections to help you keep the air clear of this troublesome contaminant. If you are concerned that your indoor air quality is worsening your asthma, let us help you understand how you and members of your household or office can breathe a little easier.

Common Asthma Symptoms

First off, stay safe. If you’ve never been diagnosed with asthma, but experience symptoms when you are at home, work, or school, you should visit your medical professional for treatment before attempting to self-diagnose and tackle the source. Asthma symptoms you may experience:

  • Chronic Coughing
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Wheezing
  • Chest Tightness
  • Shortness Of Breath

What’s Causing My Asthma Attacks?

The answer could be in your air. If you have a mold sensitivity, inhaled fungal spores can be perceived by your body as a danger, resulting in an allergic reaction. Your airways may constrict, become red and swollen, and you may begin to produce more mucus.

These symptoms are even more pronounced in those with both allergies and asthma. Mold allergy symptoms can be quite similar to the symptoms of other allergens.

  • Itchy & Watery Eyes
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Sneezing
  • Congestion
  • Dry Itchy Skin

Minimizing Your Mold Exposure

If you are sensitive, you may experience a decrease in your lung function and a substantial increase in asthma attacks (and hospital or Dr. visits) with chronic exposure. The good news is that there are ways to reduce your exposure and minimize allergy-induced asthma caused by fungus, mildew, or mold.

  • Clean Up Water & Collected Moisture Immediately
  • Keep Indoor Humidity Below 50%
  • Ensure Adequate Airflow & Ventilation
  • Keep Damp Areas Clean & Dry
  • Repair Leaky Plumbing ASAP
  • Have Indoor Air Quality Testing Performed For Mold

Professional Testing For Health & Safety

When facing a moisture problem in your home or business, it’s essential to act quickly for your family’s or employees’ health and to prevent structural damage from occurring or worsening. Professional mold testing by an environmental consulting company like Benchmark Environmental Engineering is a vital first step.

After inspection and testing, we can create a professional remediation plan addressing any issues found. Once remediation is complete, we can then conduct final testing to verify that your home or business is really mold-free.

Schedule Mold Testing In San Jose

Worried about mold and asthma? Benchmark Environmental Services is happy to help home and business owners, property managers, and facilities professionals in the San Jose area with professional mold testing. Contact us today to schedule your testing service.

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