Usually when people think of allergies, pets and pollen are thought to be the main culprits. Believe it or not, your home itself might be the biggest trigger. Today our Arroyo Grande plumbing pros are hashing out all the ways that your home is making you sneeze, and could even be contributing to asthma attacks in your little ones.
Central coast plumbers know that winter is the one time of year it really rains here, which is when folks unfortunately find out that they have leaks in their plumbing and drains. Even the smallest bursts can lead to a big problem if left unresolved: mold. Oftentimes mold is the main culprit giving you headaches in your home, and can be found after a flooding in your basement, or growing from a leaky roof or a busted pipe. It can also grow in places of excessive moisture, especially in bathrooms. It is easy to not even realize you have it, so be sure to check under sinks, in drawers, in the corners of your shower, and under floor mats. Examine your basements and cellars, and check in crawl spaces and storage cabinets. Furthermore, installing dehumidifiers (especially in your bathrooms) is a great way to keep your home dry and mold-free.
Allergens can collect rapidly, and can grow on wet surfaces. Be sure not to leave wet clothes and towels sprawled about, but rather in a place where they can properly dry. Although it is everyone’s least favorite chore, daily dusting and cleaning of surfaces can make a big impact in reducing your indoor allergies. Also be sure to take extra care cleaning your plumbing to avoid mold and allergen buildup in your bathroom. Finally, it is important to go the extra mile in your kitchen and dust and mop behind all of your appliances. Be sure to hit under your fridge, behind your dishwasher, and behind the stove. Mildew and allergens can buildout in these secret spaces, and make you sneeze.
If you or your loved ones suffer from asthma, irritants like scented cleaning products and room sprays can be triggering. Although it is important to clean your spaces and plumbing as mentioned above, using mild detergents and unscented soaps are ideal to keeping you and those you love from uncomfortable symptoms. Harsh cleaning products with excess bleach can leave residue in your shower, and when vaporized and inhaled, can be harsh on those with allergy sensitivities. Be mindful when picking products to clean your plumbing.
Here at Griffin, we got your back when it comes to plumbing problems in Arroyo Grande. Whether you have a leaky pipe, or simply want a home inspection, we are the central coast plumbing pros ready to save the day. Know with Griffin it’s the right fix the first time, every time. Give us a call today at (805)934-1949.