Even though your home looks clean, allergens, bacteria, and mold may be hiding in your walls and carpets. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), allergens and bacteria can affect your indoor air quality and may even have an impact on your family’s health. Read on to learn more about the allergens and bacteria that could be hiding in your home.

Allergens and Bacteria in Your Home

Carpets are a particularly troublesome culprit. Your carpet is a potential home to a variety of contaminants including E. coli, mold, dust mites, and dander. Open windows can introduce additional pollutants to your home, such as pollen. Mold can grow in bathrooms without sufficient air flow or in other damp areas of your home.

Young children, seniors, and people with asthma are more likely to experience the adverse effects of hidden contaminants. Symptoms include itching, difficulty breathing, runny nose, coughing, and dry eyes.

Combatting Allergens and Bacteria in Your Home

In warm, moist areas, mold, as well as other contaminants, can also develop in attics, behind walls and baseboards, and in your heating or cooling system. Keeping things around your home clean and dry is the key to eliminating indoor air pollution caused by allergens, bacteria, and mold.

If you experience flooding, clean and dry your carpets immediately or consider replacing them altogether. Be sure to use your exhaust fans both in the kitchen and in the bathroom, and make sure that your attic is well ventilated.

Finally, keep your home clean and in good repair so that you can keep your family safe and healthy. If you find you have a problem with mold or other contaminants, please call us! Bio Pro Mold Inspections and Testing is your answer to mold, allergens, and bacteria of all kinds. Let us resolve your problems today!