Why you Need Allergen Testing in your Home
Which do you find scarier? Something that’s right before eyes? Or something that’s already inside your home but is invisible to the naked eye? For many of us, it is the invisible monsters that creep us out.
It may not occur to you, but there are several invisible dangers in your home. Microbial pollutants can create a toxic environment inside your home. These pollutants can cause or aggravate a variety of health conditions – from allergies to severe asthma attacks.
Do you have good air quality in your home?
Your home seems clean. You try to keep up with the household chores and even vacuum your carpets regularly. But then, you keep sneezing and coughing. Your eyes are watery, and you can’t sleep well. What seems to be the problem? The problem can be more complex than you think.
Most people think that the outdoor air is the most polluted air they breathe. But this is far from the truth. The U.S. EPA suggests that the air inside our homes is 2 – 5x worse than the outdoor air. Indoor air pollution can sometimes be 100X higher than the outdoor air in some cases.
This can be a problem because most people spend the majority of their time inside their homes. Most people aren’t even aware that the air in their homes can negatively impact their health.
Allergens in your home are making you sick
Many different substances, including dust mites, pet dander, pollen, and mold spores, can trigger an allergic reaction and wreak havoc on your immune system.
In most cases, they can cause bothersome symptoms such as a runny nose, itchy, watery eyes, and wheezing. Some people even develop severe allergic reactions that can lead to difficulty of breathing and asthma exacerbation.
If you’re an allergy sufferer and have no idea what’s making you sick, it might be time to consider allergen testing.
Are DIY allergen test kits worth it?
DIY home allergen tests provide an affordable way to identify the source of an allergic reaction. They’re easy to use and don’t require special equipment.
While home test kits are convenient and affordable, the results aren’t always reliable. Some tests may show you have an allergy, even if you don’t. It’s called a “false positive.” Plus, you’ll have to purchase different test kits to test different types of allergens, which is a waste of money. Without a doctor’s advice, it would be impossible to tell what’s causing your symptoms or how to treat them.
Test kits are an excellent choice for preliminary testing, but if you want accurate results, go for professional allergen testing.
How professional allergen testing works
Allergen testing is a simple, straightforward process that will help you determine what might be triggering any sensitivities and get them cleared out. We will send an allergen testing expert to take samples from inside and outside your home. These samples will then be sent to a third-party laboratory, where they are analyzed and quantified. Once the results are in, we’ll provide you with a report that includes some recommendations to help improve your indoor air quality and finally help you breathe easier.
Get professional allergen testing today
If you suffer from allergies and the symptoms seem to worsen when you’re at home, it might be best to get professional allergen testing today. If you want to learn more about allergen testing or are not sure if it is the right fit for your situation, call us for a free consultation.