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April 23, 2019
Indoor air if often two to five times more contaminated than outdoor air. Does the air you breathe inside your home contain these hidden contaminants?
Dust & Pet Dander
Dust mites and pet dander have a tendency to collect on carpets, furniture, and bedding.
Mold can quickly develop in areas with humidity levels above 60%, such as the crawl space.
Viruses & Bacteria
Heating and cooling system filters often do not remove germs from your indoor air.
Outdoor pollen can seep indoors through air leaks in your home’s exterior.
Volatile Organic Compounds
VOCs can cause eye, nose, and throat irritation and emanate from synthetic fabrics, pressed wood furniture, paints, and more.
This invisible yet lethal gas can leak from combustion appliances inside your home.
6 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality
Vacuum carpets, dust furniture, and wash bedding and furniture covers frequently.
Check Air Filters
Check your HVAC air filters at least once a month and change as soon as dust or dirt begins to accumulate.
Seal Air Leaks
Have a professional air seal the tiny holes in your home’s exterior to help keep pollutants out.
Have a professional seal duct leaks to keep contaminants out of your HVAC system.
Have a mold remediation specialist inspect your home for musty odors and mold — and remove mold as needed according to the top industry standards.
Encapsulate the Crawl Space
Many IAQ issues stem from an unhealthy crawl space. Encapsulation eliminates crawl space mold and moisture issues through air sealing, installation of a vapor barrier, and dehumidification.