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Author: laura | October 4, 2016

Understanding Indoor Air Quality

Would you believe that indoor air is 10x more pollutant than outdoor air?! When you think about it, it makes perfect sense. Outdoor allergens are blown around, beat down by rain and have infinite space to move about. Unfortunately, it’s not the same situation with inside spaces. Indoor allergens are confined to a much smaller space where they can build up and have no means of escaping. Whether you’ve just dusted, vacuumed, had a renovation or construction work done or opened your windows for some “fresh air”, you may be breathing in A LOT more contaminants than you think!

 

What Is Contaminating My Space?

In order to better understand what can impact the quality of your air, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most common indoor air contaminants. Realizing what can pollute your indoor air may have you thinking twice before smoking inside or using that hairspray in the bathroom.

1. Dust Mites

2. Airborne Chemicals (Paint, Hairspray, Cleaning Solutions, Deodorizers, etc.)

3. Insect Feces and Body Parts

4. Pet Hair and Dander

5. Pollen

6. Mildew and Mold

7. Smoke or Ash

8. Sawdust Particles

9. Fiberglass Particles

 

What Can Good-Quality Indoor Air Do For Me?

Now, you’re probably wondering, “Why does the quality of my indoor air even matter?” Well, the following is a list of benefits that good-quality air can have on not just yourself, but others that live in your home and the status of the home itself.

1. Reduces and Eliminates Allergens

2. Reduces and Prevents Asthma Symptoms

3. Reduces and Eliminates Cold and Flu Viruses and Germs

4. Eliminates Odors

5. Reduces and Eliminates Mold and Mildew

6. Improves Skin Appearance

 

You Don’t Have To Get Rid Of Your Dog

Don’t panic! If you’ve read this and said to yourself, “I can only imagine how much better our indoor air quality could be if I stopped doing X, Y and Z” then we can help. Give us a call to schedule air duct cleaning, dryer vent cleaning, an air quality audit and search our air quality improvement products.

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