What is an Indoor Air Quality Inspection
We at Home Resource Solutions do offer indoor air quality testing using state-of-the-art equipment that we calibrate daily. This ensures that you certainly get the most accurate test available. This test detects any Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in the air. You may not know it, but certain solids or liquids at home emits VOCs. VOCs include a variety of chemicals. Some of which may have short- and long-term adverse health effects. In truth, concentrations of many VOCs are consistently higher indoors (up to ten times higher) than outdoors, hence the need for testing. Additionally, VOCs are emitted by a wide array of products numbering in the thousands.
Effects on Health Due to Indoor Air Quality
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the outside pollutant levels are two to five times greater than inside the home. However, these pollutant levels are including airborne particles as well as other particulate matter such as gases, allergens, toxic chemicals. Every day, pollutants contaminate the air you breathe. 90% of the air you breathe is indoor air, so it is obvious why indoor air quality is a major health concern. Typically, you inhale about a couple of tablespoons of airborne particles every day.
These pollutants tax your immune system and can lead to several health conditions. Every individual reacts differently to indoor air pollutants, and some have more severe reactions than others. It is important to remember that even healthy people can be negatively affected by poor air quality. Addressing it always improves a person’s health. It is, however, especially important to those with weakened immune systems, asthma, allergies, respiratory issues, senior citizens, or small children.
The goal of an indoor air quality inspection is to discover the pollutants and the source of the pollutants. It is difficult to know for sure until an inspection is completed and the sample is analyzed. Once we know what the pollutants are, we can develop recommendations to improve the air quality. This is especially important for those with allergies or respiratory conditions. These recommendations could include removing moisture sources, remove mold, improve ventilation, remove smokers, an appliance leaking, install an air purifier, or clean an area or furnace. It is difficult to know for sure until an inspection is completed and the sample is analyzed.
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