What is Indoor Air Quality Testing and Why is it Important?
The quality of the air we breathe is one of the most important and vital aspects of our survival, so it is important to make sure that the air inside of your home is safe to breathe and of good quality.
The best way to make sure that you and your family are breathing safe air is to have an indoor air quality test done!
Air testing is performed by certified inspectors, and they use air quality monitoring equipment over a period of time to allow enough time to find if there are unwanted substances in the air.
Here are 4 reasons why this is important.
1. Carbon Monoxide
Carbon Monoxide is a dangerous and, at times, lethal gas that should not be inhaled in large quantities.
While carbon monoxide detectors are used to make sure that this gas isn’t accumulating in your home, they can be faulty. Unfortunately, it can go unnoticed if they are not being checked and tested regularly.
If you feel like you are sick constantly, but when you leave your home for hours at a time you start to feel better, this could mean that the air in your home contains allergens.
Dust and debris are common for creating these problems, however pest droppings can be another factor for creating allergies.
Getting an indoor air test can reveal what the cause of you and your family’s allergies are, and whether you need to have a deeper inspection – such as a termite inspection.
While humidity doesn’t sound like a bad thing – especially when you could have rats in your home – it is a big deal to have elevated humidity levels within your home.
Moisture in the air in your home means that your home has a higher chance of having mold or mildew growing in it. Mold in your home is a serious health issue, and can also destroy your home’s materials.
4. General Health
The quality of air in your home and around you has a lot to do with your overall health.
If the home was owned by a smoker before you, but they painted the walls before moving out to try to mask the smell, there may still be negative repercussions for you and your family.
There may also be radon in your home and you have no idea. Radon can get into a home through the ground, and also through water whenever you turn on a faucet.
Radon is another extremely dangerous gas, and should not be allowed to stay inside of a home. Since radon is clear and tasteless, it is impossible to detect without a radon test or an air quality test!
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