Indoor Air Quality

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Sometimes we notice that it’s harder for our family members to breathe when inside of our homes or for our employees to breathe inside of our offices. When this happens, it’s often difficult to determine the culprit, which means you may suffer for longer than you should. If you’ve ever experienced trouble with breathing or other health related issues while inside your home or office, then you should take at look at our list of possible problems and solutions:

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Contaminants In Your Air:

Contaminants in the air can range from bacteria, viruses, pet dander and dust, to more serious ones like radon, lead, asbestos or carbon monoxide. We’ve gone over the importance of changing your air filters in previous blog posts, and they should help take care of your everyday contaminants. But, they don’t always get the job done all the way, which is why you should contact us about Home Air Purifiers or having your a Whole Home Duct Cleaning completed!

 

Next, it is important that you take the necessary steps to check for the more serious contaminants, as well. First, every home should have a carbon monoxide detector! Second, if you suspect there is an issue, you should have a trained professional check for asbestos, lead or radon.

 

Ventilation Issues:

Like our bodies, homes need proper ventilation systems in place in order to “breathe.” If they are unable to do so, then it can negatively affect the people living in them. Here are some simple ways you can solve your ventilation problems, via www.lung.org:

 

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Source: http://www.lung.org/our-initiatives/healthy-air/indoor/at-home/ventilation-buildings-breathe.html

 

However, if these solutions don’t work and you’re in the Fredericksburg area, give us a call to discuss installing a full Home Ventilation System or learn about our entire lineup of indoor air quality systems. 

 
Studies by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) have shown that our indoor air quality is on average 2-5 times more polluted than outdoor air, but that it can be as high as 100 time more polluted. Do yourself and your family a favor and make sure that you take all of the necessary precautions!