Invisible irritants. A variety of indoor air pollutants can trigger allergic reactions and respiratory ailments. Some airborne pollutants (like mold) are microscopic organisms, while others are chemical compounds or particulates.
Asthma affects about 23 million Americans, including 7 million children. Attacks and reactions can be triggered by everything from foods to exercise. If you or a member of your family suffers from asthma or allergies, controlling the air quality in your home can reduce symptoms. Commonly inhaled household allergens include dust mites, pet dander, pollen, mold, and cockroach.
We are certified! Home Environment Solutions will send a Nationally Certified Indoor Environmentalist who has been trained to identify indoor air contaminants, properly remediate them, and correct the underlying problem. We understand the sources, pathways, and driving forces of allergens. We also understand condensation and humidity in indoor environments and its effects on indoor environmental quality. We have trained and nationally certified remediators on staff to properly correct the indoor environmental quality problem.
As with any indoor air quality problem, it's important to begin by reducing moisture and allergen infiltration. Air sealing, insulation, duct cleaning, and dehumidification can all help. An aggressive cleaning campaign is essential as well.
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America recommends the encasement of pillows, mattresses and box springs, as well as the weekly laundering of bedding. Vacuuming twice weekly with a model equipped with a true HEPA filter or special double filter bag and damp-cloth dusting are also advised.
Home Environment Solutions can help evaluate your home's efficiency and indoor air quality to better provide an understanding of the sources and the solutions for your specific home's needs. We offer our many services in Weirton, Steubenville, Wheeling, Pittsburgh, neighboring areas, and more. Also check out our home energy evaluation, which we use to diagnose your home's energy problems.
Recent studies show that damp houses may be a cause of asthmatic attacks and allergic reactions -- and even of developing asthma in the first place -- because excess moisture allows mold to thrive. Mold spores, particles from dead mold, and digested bits of the substrate upon which the mold grew can all contribute to reactions the studies suggest. Dust mites also rely upon warm humid conditions. They die when the humidity falls below 40 to 50 percent and are not usually found in dry climates.
Home Environment Solutions can help you identify sources of moisture and recommend ways to reduce, and in some cases eliminate, it all together. Common sources of moisture issues include high humidity; condensation on uninsulated pipes, ducts, and heating and cooling equipment; and water leaks in plumbing, foundations, roofs or anywhere else in the building envelope. Dehumidifiers, duct and pipe sealing and insulation, basement waterproofing and crawlspace encapsulation, and a thorough inspection of the home's HVAC, plumbing, roofing, siding, and flashing can help eliminate water leaks and reduce mold populations.
We at Home Environment Solutions want to help your family enjoy your home and remain as healthy as possible. We believe the benefits of moisture control, air sealing, proper insulation and other energy-saving services can improve the comfort, health and air quality of your home. Contact us today to schedule a home energy evaluation or an Indoor Air Quality Assessment that will pinpoint the sources of the discomfort, allergens and energy problems you're experiencing.
Many times, energy deficiency and unhealthy homes are one and the same. We can fix both. We proudly service in and around: Pittsburgh, Steubenville, Weirton, Wheeling, and more areas throughout West Virginia.