How and Why to Test Your Indoor Air Quality
Posted on June 26th, 2017
Do you want to ensure that you’re breathing pollutant-free air? Duggan’s offers top-of-the-line indoor air quality inspection and testing. Some signs that you may need to schedule an inspection ASAP include:
- Strange, persistent odors and smells
- Mold or mildew growth
- An excessive level of humidity
- Stale or stuffy air
Our indoor air quality can sometimes be more harmful than outdoor air! Here are two ways that you can improve your indoor air quality, right now.
- Vacuum, dust, and clean your floors. Particularly if you have pets, keeping your floors as clean as possible is important. Pet dander can wreak havoc on our immune systems!
- Use a floor mat. If you don’t have one already, you should place a large floor mat at the front entrance of your home. A door mat can help reduce the amount of pollutants and dirt that gets dragged in.
There are many different causes of indoor air quality problems; here are three of the main causes:
- Secondhand smoke. Smoke is undoubtedly one of the leading causes of poor indoor air quality. Whether you’re ingesting the actual smoke secondhand, or just sitting in a room where people smoke, this can thoroughly damage your health.
- Biological sources. Things like mold, mildew, pollen, dust, insects, and other biological debris can negatively impact your indoor air quality, in a big way.
- Household products and harsh chemicals. Certain paints and varnishes, as well as cleaning products, can contain harmful chemicals that are bad for your indoor air quality, and your health.
During your air quality test & inspection, the Duggan’s team will thoroughly inspect your home for specific pollutant sources, provide an affordable way to measure chemical levels, and present you with an effective action plan. Do you have further questions about how and why to test your indoor air quality? If so, don’t hesitate to contact Duggan’s One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning! We’re always happy to help.