Causes of Allergies in the Home

Atlantic Bay Contracting is a business that specializes in air quality control in your home or business. Between air duct cleaning, mold remediation, asbestos removal, and all our other services, we have found the best ways to protect our clients from contaminants that can impact their way of living. With spring finally here, our team can think of a few common causes of allergies in your home.

Animal fur or hair

As much as we love our furry family member, many homeowners are allergic to their dog or cat.  But we’re talking about more than just your standard pet hair, too! There are always other creatures living in the cracks and crevices of your home! Mice and other small rodents live in the smallest corners, no matter if your home is brand new or 100 years old.

Dust mites

With the temperature and humidity rising for the summer season, dust mites can become quite the problem in New England. They live in various types of fabrics and materials, such as pillows and carpets, and become airborne when disturbed.


We can hear the sneezing already! Spring is a beautiful time of year, but it also means that pollen will be coming at us with full force! Pollen often becomes an element of regular household dust and is often the reason someone suffers from allergies.


Depending on the type of mold, you might or might not know it exists in your home. Some are visible while others are difficult to detect. They often will present themselves as an allergy to those living in the home and can also be a primary cause for someone’s allergy symptoms.

There are plenty of ways you can treat these allergens to make living more manageable, such as carpet cleaning or removal, washing the interior and exterior walls, dusting, or changing out filters in all of the main utilities. What question many homeowners do not consider is, “Should I clean my air ducts, too?”

Atlantic Bay Contracting says yes! Air duct cleaning and scrubbing is one of the best ways to improve the air quality in your home and limit the effects spring allergens. After over 25 years in the industry, Allen Young has seen the ways Rotobrush® has increased the livability in the homes of our clients after years of allergy suffering.

With more questions about our services, contact us today at (617) 782-4986.