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Indoor Air Quality

Let’s clear the air! Learning more about indoor air quality and how you can control pollutants within your home can help reduce your risk of indoor health concerns. Is the quality of your indoor air negatively impacting your family’s health?

 

Health Effects

When you’ve been exposed to pollutants, health effects can often show up shortly after. Some symptoms may include irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat. Additional symptoms may include headaches, dizziness and fatigue.These immediate effects are generally short-term and treatable.

 

Long-term exposure from indoor pollutants can be more serious. For instance, after repeated period of exposures, some can develop respiratory diseases, heart disease and cancer.

 

Causes

Oftentimes, poor ventilation, high temperature and high humidity levels can increase indoor pollutants within your home.

 

Some sources of indoor pollutants can include tobacco products, household cleaning products, excess moisture, and many more.

 

If you notice condensation on windows or walls, smelly or stuffy air, dirty heating and air cooling equipment, it is likely you are poor indoor air quality.

 

Ways to Improve

Indoor air quality is affected by many factors. Dander and debris can come from outdoors, from the fibers in carpet, bedding, clothing, pets and even food. A couple ways to improve the quality of your indoor air is to leave outdoor shoes outside. Let your toes be free! The bottom of shoes can bring in a lot of bacteria inside your home. This goes for outdoor clothing like jackets, as well. Little changes can make a big difference.

 

We’re here to help you start breathing cleaner and healthier indoor air. If any of the listed items are taking place in your home, give us a call. 📞402.934.7003