Allergies, mold, and more

Sneezing Pollen Allergy Away!

It is a beautiful day and you decided to talk a walk outside. Yet, suddenly you feel stuffed up, your nose gets itchy and your eyes are watery. You thought it was just a temporary feeling or maybe the beginning of a cold.  Without realizing you just were exposed to the pollens, molds and allergens from the outdoors. Making your day drag on and feel as if you were in a bubble under water.

Getting to know these little allergens . . .

Described as very fine powder produced from trees, flowers and some weeds, pollen happened to receive sundry responses from people clearly unnoticing they are always inhaled. Apparently, with people identified as having pollen allergies, their immune system is triggered from what once was considered as “harmless” pollen. Pollen reactions usually ranges from mild, truly irritating to the life-threatening case.

“Hay fever” is another term referring to pollen allergy. Experts, however, uses the term “seasonal allergic rhinitis” describing how plants release pollen every spring, summer, and fall. 

Preventing these pollen intruders

De-stressing the system from pollen allergies can include:

1.    Drying clothes in clothes dryer rather than an outdoor clothing line

2.    Limiting outdoor activities especially on seasons when pollen count is high

3.    Washing of beddings once in a week

4.    Wearing mask, or sunglasses to protect oneself from pollen

5.    Washing of used clothes from outdoor activities

Defending your body from pollen allergies

People taking medications from pollen allergy were described as not getting full relief even after undergoing such. However, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America cited below some of the prescribed medicines in an attempt to counter pollen allergies:

A.    Decongestants

–    Decongestants include pills, liquid nasal drops or even sprays. These help the person relieve from nasal dampness and the feeling of stuffiness.

B.    Antihistamines

–    Antihistamine takes the same form as decongestants. It is commonly used to relieve from constant itching of the nose and eyes.

C.    Allergy Shots, Subcutaneous Immunotherapy (SCIT)

–    SCIT is considered a long-lasting reliever from any kind of allergies which include allergy from pollen. These basically come with a series of shots containing a large amount of allergen. People taking such depicted how SCIT gave them complete relief from one to three years of using it.

D.    Sublingual Immunotherapy

–    Sublingual Immunotherapy involves a process of placing a tablet under the tongue, giving it enough time to melt before swallowing it. It is also a recommended alternative for allergy shots or the SCIT.

Inhaling the pollen-free air

Fun Guy Inspection and Consulting, LLC offers great deal services of testing molds, pollens and other particulates indoors by testing the quality of air so you and your family can be safe even at home.

Consider an indoor air quality evaluation by a professional. Fun Guy Inspections can also offer suggestions that will help reduce indoor particulates and increase filtering of these allergy triggers.

Mold is a known allergy trigger to most individuals. Discover where hidden sources of mold maybe hiding in your home with a Mold Inspection and water damage inspection by a Fun Guy Certified Mold Professional. 866-674-7541 Los Angeles Mold Inspections

Sink of the Month

It may not happen often, but every once in a while a mold inspector finds an extreme mold problem. Brought on by deferred maintenance and time moisture came from the eventual deterioration of the waterproofing seals (silicone) between the sink and the countertop.

Daily usage of sinks and shower can create a moisture problem that slowly grow every day. Recorded levels of moisture in the building materials can be as high as 99.0%. For black mold, that is the perfect environment to grow.

All the black color is mold

It did take some time for the water to damage these materials, but here you can see how moisture created black mold and eventual disintegration of the materials.

Below a homeowner tried to stop water from creating a major water damage and mold problem. Many types of sinks have inherent design flaws that allow water intrusion to ruin your home and create mold growth. The Tupper ware has become a reservoir to catch the water created from using the kitchen sink on a daily basis. Most new models of sink have a pull out spray nozzle. When spraying the surface of dishes small water droplets collect on the surface of the spray cord. Eventual condensation of moisture droplets occurs on the surface of the metal sheating and drips below the kitchen sink. Ever notice a funky smell coming from your kitchen sink cabinet? This is mostly a result of some type of water damage and possible mold growth.

Sink of the month creates water damage and mold in your home. Take action now and fight mold, allergens, and health problems today!

Don’t wait, prevent mold growth and water damage by contacting FunGuy Mold Inspections in Los Angeles 818-745-6653 (mold).

Protect Yourself from Allergens, Mildew, and Mold in Your Home

No matter what time of year it may be, or how clean you keep your home, there can be a hidden danger, lurking, waiting to strike.  It can be growing right now, as we speak, threatening to cause health problems for you and your family.  It’s pervasive, invasive, and unwelcome in any home.  Often, you don’t even know you have it, and it can be hard to spot, even while damage is being done.  What is this hidden menace?  Mold, mildew, and common allergens!

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Some people are extremely sensitive to common allergens, mold, mildew, bacteria, and other unpleasant things that can develop in your home office, garage, and elsewhere.  Others may not be sensitive to these problems, but can, over time, develop serious health issues as a result. 

In all cases, these hidden dangers should be identified and dealt with, in order to reduce any harm that may come to you or your family members.  It’s especially important for those people who have small children, the elderly, or anyone with high sensitivities or depressed immune systems to deal with these problems promptly and professionally, before they have a negative impact on your life. 

The best way to ensure that allergens, mold, and mildew in your home is identified, treated, removed, and is less likely to reoccur is to have a professional inspection service conduct tests in your home.  In the greater Los Angeles area, FunGuy Inspections is a leading company that performs these tests, and many other related diagnostic and investigative services.  They can help identify what is growing in your home, what’s spreading in the air, and – most importantly – how to get it treated, and steps to take so that it won’t happen again.

Ensure your Home or Office is Asbestos and Mold Free

The first thing that a homeowner or business owner tends to do when they find mold or asbestos is try and clean it up. But then that is not always the best course of action. Asbestos and mold removal is not easy if you are not a professional.  Mold can leave a displeasing mess that smells really bad; but even worse, it can damage one’s home and put your health at risk.

Asbestos, is a well-known carcinogen and refers to six naturally occurring fibrous minerals that have the ability to resist heat, fire and electricity, it is usually found in most buildings that were built before 1980, and those houses that were built around 1930-1950 usually have asbestos as insulation. Asbestos is still used today in several products frequently used in construction. In response, regulations to protect the health and safety of the employees, occupants and contractors were made.

The Hazardous Asbestos

Before removing any asbestos, it is important to know the safety tips, which is why asking for the assistance of professionals is truly important. Asbestos can cause many health risks, including cancer and chronic respiratory diseases. It usually takes 10 – 50 years from the time of exposure for conditions to develop, making it hard to diagnose in early stages.

These are just two of the diseases that can result from asbestos exposure:

Lung Cancer: Most commonly associated with factors like smoking and radon, lung cancer is also known to be exacerbated by exposure to asbestos. Researchers have found that about 3 – 4% of lung cancer diagnoses are asbestos related.

Asbestosis: This respiratory condition results from the formation of scar tissue plaques on the surface of the pleura lung tissue (lung linings). It can be a precursor to the onset of mesothelioma.

Remember that there is no such thing as safe level of asbestos exposure. Early removal of asbestos is important; prevention is better than cure.

Importance of Mold Removal for the Health


There are numerous benefits of professional mold removal. Mold can spread quickly which makes it hard to find where it originated. But professional remediation will be able to locate the source of the mold where it grows and completely remove it. Just like asbestos, mold can also be hazardous to your health which may cause a wide range of health issues, depending on the type of mold and severity of the infestation. The most common ailment is respiratory infections, which can be especially hazardous to anyone with asthma and other breathing difficulties. The longer you’re exposed to mold, the worse your condition can get.

It surely may seem less expensive to do the removal on your own, but not being knowledgeable will end up costing homeowners and business owners more in the long run. To make sure that the mold or asbestos is removed safely at home or work, it’s best to let the professionals handle the work.

Contact Fun Guy Inspections at 818-674-7541 today.