You, your family, or your employee’s health can heavily depend on the air quality of the indoor environments that they spend the most time in. Many people who suffer with allergies, respiratory issues such as asthma, or other allergy like symptoms don’t realize that there is a large chance that the culprit is their indoor air quality. If any of this sounds familiar you should strongly consider getting your air tested.
Effects of Indoor Air Pollution
Indoor air pollution can affect your health and cause symptoms such as: headaches, dizziness, sneezing, coughing, eye irritation, throat irritation, dry skin, etc. Pregnant women, infants, and people suffering from an illness are more susceptible to these symptoms and can experience heightened or worsened symptoms. Additionally, indoor air pollution can aggravate pre-existing conditions. Long term exposure to indoor air pollutants can cause more extreme breathing problems, lung diseases and other health problems.
Why Should I Test My Indoor Air?
Performing an air test can help professionals identify the quality of the air inside your home or business and come up with a plan on how to improve it. There are many different types of contaminants that can affect your indoor air quality. A few items that may show up on an indoor air test include pollen, dust, mold spores, etc.
Testing the air inside your home or business will ensure that the environment you are living or working in is safe and healthy.
Air tests and lift tape samples can be performed by companies that specialize in indoor air testing and remediation. These companies will perform the various tests and will then send these samples out to a third-party laboratory who will then analyze them. The laboratory will provide you with a detailed report that includes the analysis and the samples findings. Hiring a professional to perform the tests is paramount as it will ensure that you are getting detailed and accurate information.
Improving Your Air Quality
The experts who came to perform the air quality test can help you interpret the results and come up with a customized plan that will identify the source of the pollutant, eliminate or repair that source, and remediate/clean the air. This plan can be very extensive or can be as simple as setting up an air scrubber depending on the extent of the air pollution or the pollutions source.
Once the job is complete, it is up to you, as the home or business owner, to follow the expert’s advice and be proactive in testing and improving your indoor air quality.
Air Testing Frequency
It is recommended that you test the quality of your home or business’ air regularly but especially when you notice a change in your home, start experiencing new or unpleasant smells, or notice that someone is experiencing allergy like symptoms for an extended period of time. Air testing is inexpensive and is an easy way to ensure that you are living or working in a healthy environment.