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7 Signs That Your Home's Humidity Levels Are Too High

Posted by Gabriela Jager on

If you live in Charleston, South Carolina, you know that summers are hot and humid. Extreme temperatures and high humidity levels can make your HVAC system work overtime. A system that is working properly is able to cool your home despite the rising temperatures outside and reduce the indoor humidity to appropriate levels. So what are some signs that the system is not working to optimal levels? And what are the optimal humidity levels?

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Topics: mold removal Charleston SC, mold allergy, indoor air quality, air quality testing, building maintenance, building repair, air duct cleaning, air vent cleaning, dehumidification service

How do I know if I need an Indoor Air Quality Test?

Posted by Gabriela Jager on

An indoor air sample test is a good way to find out what type of mold is present in your home or office. Air sample collection or indoor air quality testing is often recommended when mold cannot be seen directly, but there is suspicion of mold presence.

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Topics: mold allergy, mold inspection, air quality, indoor air quality, test for mold, air samples, mold test, air quality testing

Could mold be causing your allergies and sinus infections?

Posted by Gabriela Jager on

If your home is affected by mold, you are probably having allergy symptoms like: runny nose, coughing or sneezing, sinus infections, ear infections, skin rashes and even asthma attacks! Because some people are more sensitive to mold than others, your symptoms could vary from one member of the family to another. Molds are usually not a problem outdoors, but can become a problem indoors because when mold spores land on a wet or damp surface, they begin reproducing rapidly and release allergens that get re-circulated inside your home. Mold can cause serious health problems to you and your loved ones, so it is important to follow the following guidelines to prevent mold growth inside your home:

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Topics: mold removal, mold allergy, mold inspection