Clear the 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.
Did you know that humidity over 60% could cause mold growth in your home? Mold can have serious consequences on your health and the air you breathe. Let us check it for you so you can breathe easier.
Please give us a call to advise you on ways you can improve your indoor air quality.
Furniture, Fragrances, Flooring and “Fluffy” Are Among the Worst Indoor Air Culprits
Dozens of everyday items emit gases known as volatile organic compounds including furniture, perfumes and air fresheners, carpet and rugs and pets. VOCs are bad news. The potential health concerns can be anything from eye, nose and throat irritation to headaches, chronic cough, dizziness and nausea to damage to the liver, kidney and nervous system, leading to costly recurring doctors’ visits and expensive medications. Our homes recirculate the same air, resulting in a continuous buildup of VOCs. Call us today, and we’ll be happy to show you ways to improve the air your family breathes.