Considering indoor air is between two and five times more polluted than outdoor air, you can understand the importance of indoor air quality improvement. Since you probably spend at least 90% of your time indoors (sleeping, working, going to school), this should greatly concern you. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) believes 72% of chemical exposure occurs in your home, which is probably the area you think is the safest, but which is in fact, the most hazardous.
What makes your indoor air so healthy? There are several things including:
- Chemicals used in furnishings, building materials and cleaning products.
- Mold caused by moisture problems emits particulates causing negative health effects. Unfortunately, it's impossible to eliminate mold spores. All you can do is reduce them by promptly repairing moisture problems before mold develops.
- Particulates emitted from various products in your home (e.g. furnishings, building materials, various other home and office products, dirt, dust) trigger allergies and respiratory issues. This is why you want welcome mats in place and you also want to change your air filters regularly.
- Poor ventilation is found in most of the buildings people spend most of their time in. While these buildings are tightly sealed and insulated to keep outdoor air from getting in, indoor air is continually recirculated. This is a great way to lower your energy costs, but it has a negative effect on your air quality.
Keeping your air clean is as much of a priority for you as it is for us. So, when you want to clean up your air and keep it that way, make sure you contact us so we can help.