Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is often overlooked, but it can be the cause of a number of issues. It refers to the quality of air found within a building as it relates to the health and comfort of those inside.
Believe it or not, you could be living with chemical or other toxic pollutants in your immediate atmosphere without even realizing it. This is why it is important to get the air quality tested by professionals like those at Art Plumbing, AC & Electric.
At Art Plumbing, AC & Electric, we are equipped with all the necessary equipment and skills needed to identify and provide solutions to air quality issues.
Below we explore a few of the most common questions around indoor air quality and some answers you need to know.
Why Is It Important To Test Air Quality Indoors?
Indoor pollutants such as chemicals, gases, pests, or mold can cause a number of long-term or immediate health issues which can be fatal at their worst and frustrating at their best.
There is more research to be done on how much exposure is too much. For example, long-term exposure to certain pollutants such as carbon monoxide can lead to death.
Now more than ever, we recommend getting your indoor air quality by an expert, especially if you’re experiencing some of the symptoms we list below.
What Are The Signs Of Poor Air Quality?
Children, the elderly, as well as those who have health issues, are the most vulnerable when it comes to air pollution. Since we spend a lot of time indoors, it is better to be safe than sorry.
Some signs of pollutant exposure or poor air quality include:
- Allergy symptoms such as irritation or burning in ears, nose, throat, and eyes
- Headaches and fatigue
- Increased asthmatic symptoms or difficulty breathing
- Mold growth or continuously moist surfaces
These are just some of the more obvious signs of poor air quality. There are others that can only be exposed by professionals conducting the right tests.
Certain things such as the items listed below can also cause health complications, sometimes even over a longer period of time:
- Lead-based paint
- Dust particles
- Air fresheners
- Incense or candles
What Causes Indoor Air Pollution?
There are a number of things that can cause polluted air indoors. Some of the main culprits are:
- Poor ventilation
- Fuel-based appliances
- Tobacco or smoke products
- Cleaning products and other chemicals
- Heating or cooling appliances such as an AC
- Outdoor materials such as pesticides, radon, or other pollutants
- Building materials and residue from home renovations or decor installations
How To Prevent Or Improve Air Quality
As soon as you know the source of the air pollution and what exactly is being emitted in your immediate environment it will be easier to remove the source or find a solution.At Art Plumbing, AC & Electric we are able to conduct the relevant tests needed to get to the bottom line when it comes to your indoor air quality. Not only can we find the cause, but we are able to assist you in providing the best solution to keep your breathing clean and safe for everyone. Get in touch with one of our professionals today at 561-391-1048.