Everyone thinks their home is the safest and most stress-free place to be, and to some degree, that’s true. But many of the illnesses come from inside our own homes. Reports in the last few years have shown that indoor air can be just as polluted as the air outside, particularly if your home is poorly ventilation.
Anyone is susceptible, but small children, the elderly, and those already suffering with an illness have a higher chance of falling victim to this type of pollution. Good air quality in the home isn’t achieved over night. You first have to find out the source of the contaminant. Some of the most common causes of poor indoor air quality include:
- Mold should be taken very seriously. Breathing in dangerous mold spurs can be fatal, and mold-related health incidents are on the rise. Perhaps due to unseasonably warmer temperatures around the world, combined with higher rainfalls in certain regions. Mold found in, around, and under homes does affect the quality of air you breath indoors. These toxic strains can and will affect anyone of any age
- Man-Made Chemicals are used excessively in most homes. Whether it’s aerosols, incense, or household cleaners with toxic fumes, these chemicals can all affect you equally. Common side-effects and warning signs of poor air quality:
- Asthma Attacks
- Poor Ventilation may not seem to be as bad as the other culprits, but consistently breathing stale air can negatively impact your long-term health. If you’re living in a home with poor ventilation, air particles will only recirculate throughout the space. Inhaling and exhaling the same toxins over and over for days and weeks can so easily make you sick
Vigilance and Service
As a homeowner, it’s your responsibility to make sure your home is as safe as possible. We recommend having your home assessed by professionals who will perform tests and develop a plan to remove the polluted air, which will show you how to keep the air around you cleaner, preventing health compromises.
If you’re experiencing health problems, seek medical help, but also seek services to eradicate air pollutants. Take the next step in getting your good health back.