“Indoor air quality” isn’t a phrase we use every day, but for the majority of us who spend our days working or living indoors, I.A.Q. is a subject to ponder at least from time to time. Especially if one is prone to allergies or asthma.
Mold comes to mind immediately, but there are quite a few elements that make up and affect the quality of the air we breathe indoors. Clean Earth Restorations has put together a short list of them and added some links where you can do further investigation if you want.
Indoor air quality can be affected by sources both inside and outside the home (or business).
Outdoor sources might be:
pollen, dust, mold spores
commercial or industrial sources (manufacturing)
gardening resources (soil enhancers, pesticides)
radon (from the soil)
Indoor sources might include:
pets (urine, dander)
HVAC system (build up of dirt of dust in system, not working correctly)
bacterial growth in drip pans, disposals
food preparation odors
emissions from paint, flooring, furniture
manufacturing treatments on new clothing
These are just some of the possible elements affecting the quality of your air. At Clean Earth Restorations we work regularly with clients who have been affected by indoor mold growth to eradicate the mold and the source of the mold development. Mold is known to exacerbate symptoms of allergies and asthma.
For further information regarding indoor air quality and how you can make your better, see these helpful websites:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Factors Affecting Indoor Air Quality
Green Facts: Indoor Air Quality
American Lung Association: Indoor Air Quality
Contact us today for any questions you may have about your indoor air quality, mold inspection, and mold remediation.