Time to Clear Your Air, Start with Mold
Airtight houses can mean dirty air for their occupants. In older homes, air leaks through windows, cracks and doorways, undergoing three-to-four complete changes of air per hour. In modern, energy-efficient homes, only half the air is exchanged every hour. People spend up to 93% of their time indoors where air pollution can easily be 10 times greater than outdoor levels. Some say it’s no coincidence that the U.S. has seen a sharp rise in asthma and allergies.
Microbiological contaminants – particularly molds – account for about half of indoor air health complaints. Common molds can grow to toxic levels, triggering allergic reactions, including asthma, as well as sinus infections, headaches, coughing and eye and throat irritations.
- Moist carpeting, stained ceiling tiles and musty odors could mean leaks and mold growth.
- Humidity over 60% could cause mold. Let us check it for you.
Mold can have serious consequences on your health and the air you breathe. Please give us a call to advise you on ways you can improve your indoor air quality.