Air quality concern is not limited to big cities. It’s also something to check in your own home. Typical chores such as vacuuming and dusting limit debris and allergens in the air, but microscopic molecules can linger. If you are new to understanding air quality as a homeowner, here are four reasons you should routinely get your air quality checked by a professional.
Air Quality Impacts Your Health
Coughing, wheezing, and sneezing are common symptoms people tend to ignore. What many homeowners don’t know is that allergies causing these symptoms can be triggered by poor air quality. Worse, without routine checkups on air and appliances, you could be exposed to odorless gases that can lead to disease or death later in life. After Disaster Metrolina not only helps restore healthy air quality, but can also assist in routine checkups to make sure you are breathing the purest air possible.
Put Radon on Your Radar
Did you know that radon toxicity kills over 20,000 Americans each year? This odorless gas can cause lung cancer from repeated exposure. Radon is emitted from soil and is typically evaporated throughout the air. However, some areas of the US have higher radon emissions in the environment than others. In high-radon areas, the colorless gas can scatter into homes and seep into basements, exposing unsuspecting homeowners to its risks.
Mold Decreases Air Quality
Mold and mildew thrive in moist, damp environments. Basements, storage rooms, and bathrooms are prime areas that with limited air circulation can harbor mold infestation. Mold spreads by creating spores that can travel on surfaces and through the air. People with asthma and severe allergies often experience coughing, congestion, and wheezing when exposed to mold in the air. Using an air purifier can help remove mold spores from the air, but preventing mold altogether is your best bet.
Carbon monoxide is another odorless, colorless gas that is deadly. Millions of humans die every year from carbon monoxide poisoning. Using a carbon monoxide detector in your home around any sources of gas and bedrooms is a must. Additionally, having your gas-producing appliances and air-handling systems checked by a professional annually can also keep your air quality in check.
Prioritizing the air quality in your home is crucial for keeping your family and pets healthy. Don’t delay in maintenance to prevent gas leakage or allergy complications. After Disaster Metrolina has experienced specialists to help answer any questions or get your home back to normal. Visit our website or give us a call today.