Although you may find it hard to believe, the air in your home could be making you sick. Are you spending more time in your home? Have you noticed that you cough more or have trouble taking deep breaths, then you may be inhaling harmful substances that are living right under your nose.

Heating and Air Conditioning Systems

If you’ve only recently developed breathing problems after being indoors for an extended period, you should check your heating and cooling systems. Your system runs throughout your home, preventing you from getting fresh air. As a result of you constantly breathing contaminated air, your respiratory system begins to perform poorly.

Fortunately, if you suspect you have mold in your ductwork, then the solution is just on the other end of a phone call. At Steve’s Plumbing, we can help you determine if your ductwork and your heating and cooling system is the source of your poor breathing.

High Humidity Levels

Another reason you may have difficulty breathing is the humidity levels in your home. There is always moisture in the air. During the summer months, it’s more noticeable some days because it’s difficult to breathe. You can also experience difficulty breathing in your home during the winter if the moisture content in the air is high enough. A professional, such as a member of our team, can easily check your humidity levels to determine if it’s the source of your problems. If so, we can help you correct the problem by reducing the excess moisture in the air.

Drips and Leaks

A common problem in most homes, drips and leaks aren’t exactly the reason you are having trouble breathing. However, drips and leaks can cause mold to grow in your home, which could be the reason you are having an allergic reaction in your home. The best way to eliminate this problem is to fix the drips and leaks. Once you’ve fixed that, you should hire a professional for mold remediation.

At Steve’s Plumbing, we want to make sure that you are comfortable in your home. We specialize in a in residential and commercial plumbing and heating source. If you are having problems breathing, give us a call today so we can assess your home and your systems to determine the cause.