Does Someone in Your Family Have Allergic Asthma?

Posted on March 26, 2014 in Blog

Get help improving your indoor air quality to reduce exposure to allergens

Allergic AsthmaAccording to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology, about 70 percent of people with asthma also have allergies. In some cases an asthma attack can actually be triggered by exposure to specific allergens. This is called allergic asthma. If you or someone in your family has allergic asthma, an allergist can help manage the symptoms using medications, but the best way to prevent an attack is to reduce exposure to the allergen or allergens that trigger the asthma symptoms. H2 Environmental specializes in indoor air quality, and we can help reduce allergen levels in your home so your whole family can breathe easier.

Reducing Common Allergens

Common allergens that can trigger allergic asthma attacks include dust, pet dander, pollen, and mold. H2 Environmental can help reduce levels of these allergens in your indoor air by conducting a detailed site assessment and making recommendations for addressing the root cause of the contamination. For example, using your air conditioner as a fan to bring fresh air into your home instead of opening a window can prevent pollen from entering. We can also suggest solutions such as improved air filters for your ventilation system that will do a better job of capturing airborne allergens. Finally, in the case of mold spores, we can assist you with a remediation project to eliminate the mold infestation that is causing the contamination and the bad odors in your home.

Other Indoor Air Contaminants

In addition to testing for allergens, H2 Environmental can also test for other common indoor air contaminants such as carbon monoxide, radon, ozone, and VOCs. These gases can cause symptoms like dizziness, headache, nausea, and fatigue, plus long-term ill health effects or even death in the case of carbon monoxide. If you are having issues with indoor air quality, it is highly advisable to test for multiple contaminants, especially if poor ventilation is the suspected source of your problem.

We Provide Individualized Solutions

H2 Environmental works with clients to understand and address their specific concerns about their indoor air quality, whether they need to reduce a particular allergen, eliminate odors, or manage humidity better. We have specialized equipment that allows us to sample air not only in open areas but also inside walls or other cavities to provide truly comprehensive testing. We can then create an individualized scope of work for the remediation to address the problem, and check that the indoor air quality has been satisfactorily improved with a final air inspection.