Indoor air pollution can be an insidious source of sickness if you don’t know it’s there. Far too often, many people consider outside to be dangerous, wearing face masks when going about their day-to-day activities during flu season and sporting economy-sized bottles of hand sanitizer. But while taking these precautions, few look within the walls of their home for potential threats. Here are the signs of indoor air pollution that you should be on the lookout for.
Is the air in your home noticeably humid? Household humidity should fall somewhere between 25 and 50 percent, but anything higher than that promotes mold growth. If your home is noticeably humid, you should investigate further for other threats such as mold or mildew.
Feeling Under the Weather
If you feel sick at home, but better when you’re away, it could be because the air you breathe inside your home is polluted. Even if you can’t see the particles in the air, it may be time to invest in an air filter or open your windows to allow for fresh airflow. Poor indoor air quality can cause flu-like symptoms, especially in those who already have allergies.
The air in your home shouldn’t have long-lasting odors. If there seems to be a constant stench that you can’t get rid of, it could be because of mold hidden within the walls. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a stench, either; an old or ‘stuffy’ smell can be a sign of poor air quality inside of a home too.
If you see visible mold, contact Weather Engineers immediately. Visible mold is a symptom of a far worse and father reaching problem that should be taken care of immediately, or you risk further illness as a result.
If your home (or a specific room) has poor ventilation, keep an eye out on that area for pollutants. This problem is amplified if you own pets.
Improve Your Indoor Air Quality Today
The quality of the air inside your home is just as important as the quality of the air outside. If you suspect you may have indoor air pollution, contact Weather Engineers today for a home inspection. We offer a variety of products and solutions that keep your home comfortable while improving the quality of the air in the process. Give us a call today or schedule an appointment online.
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