Understanding Indoor Air Pollution
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air pollution is considered one of the five biggest environmental health risks. It is best to control the risk and eliminate sources of pollutants by ventilating the home with clean outdoor air and filtering the air circulating inside.
Many pollutants can affect the air quality inside a home. There are two main types of pollutants: particulate matter and gaseous pollutants.
Particulate matters include dust, smoke, pollen, animal dander, tobacco smoke, particles generated from combustion appliances like stoves and organisms like dust mites, molds, bacteria and viruses.
Gaseous pollutants are products of the combustion process and include gas cooking stoves, vehicle exhaust, tobacco smoke. Additionally, they can come from the use of adhesives, paints, varnishes, cleaning products and pesticides, as well as building materials and furnishings.
Filters are important to helping keep your living space air healthy. Not only is it important to have good air filters that fit and are the right kind for your house, but it is important to keep them clean.
Filters should be changed at least once every three months, but some as much as once a month. If you notice your filters getting dirty faster than that, you will want a qualified technician to come out and try to get to the bottom of the issue. Indoor air pollution can have a serious adverse effect on your health and the health of those you love.
Organisms such as molds and products of combustion can especially be dangerous. If they are caught in your air filter, they are likely throughout your whole house and need to be addresses. The longer you wait, the bigger the problem becomes.
Call our offices today for a consultation. Our experts can help make sure you can minimize indoor air pollution and keep all those you love healthy. Address any concerns before they become unmanageable problems.