If there was one place in your home that is most likely to cause allergy flare-ups, it’s your basement. Due to the high humidity, basements make excellent hosts for the most common home allergens. It’s surprisingly common to find mold in the basement, making it one of the most likely triggers for allergy symptoms or respiratory issues in a house.
With the hot summer days shifting to crisp fall nights, many homeowners are getting ready for the colder months. Kiddie pools, outdoor patio furniture, and backyard grills are being put away in exchange for cozy blankets, fireplaces, and sealed-up windows making the house more air tight. You’re probably spending more time in the basement organizing and putting away summer items. You might even start to notice that you or your family members are suffering from an increase in runny noses, watery eyes, coughs that linger, or even headaches. Is it the change in weather or is it something more serious? Ever heard of Toxic House Syndrome?