Indoor Air Quality
Air quality has become an increasing concern in Southern California, but most people don’t realize that some of the worst air is inside your home.
More than ten million Americans are exposed to unhealthy levels of indoor pollutants every day.
Improve your Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) with food grade dehumidifiers and air purification systems by contacting us today or scheduling a free consultation!
Here are some of the most common causes of indoor air pollution:
1. Household Gases and Combustion Products
Household products such as cleaning products, pesticides, and air fresheners can emit gases inside your home. These fumes increase the concentration of harmful chemicals in the air. Combustion byproducts from gas stoves and other household appliances also add to indoor pollution levels.
2. Biological Contamination
Indoor contaminants come from a variety of sources, including pets and pests. Biological contaminants include mold, mildew, spores from fungi and bacteria, viruses, dust mites, cockroaches, rodents and other vermin.
3. Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
Improper use of paint supplies can lead to dangerous levels of chemical fumes inside a home or office. VOCs include hundreds of chemicals that are harmful when inhaled in large quantities.
4. Heating and Cooling Systems
Air conditioning systems can bring in outdoor air, dust particles, pollen, mold spores, exhaust fumes and other pollutants into your home. Ventilation problems inside the ductwork or poor quality filters can also lead to indoor pollution.
5. Architectural, Building and Renovation Materials
Buildings are filled with products that are known to emit gasses or cause other indoor air quality problems. Particle board, fiberglass insulation, paints, new carpets all release harmful chemicals into the air you breath inside your home.
6. Water-Damaged Materials
Water-damaged materials from leaks, floods and fires can remove essential nutrients from soil. This can lead to mold growth that is dangerous for people with allergies or respiratory problems.
Outdoor sources of poor IAQ include: Traffic Pollution – Traffic emissions become trapped in the lungs and build up over extended periods of time. Indoor sources of poor IAQ include: Household Products – Paints, pesticides, cleaning solutions, air fresheners and more can emit dangerous gases inside your home. Pets – Pet dander and pet saliva build up in carpets and other surfaces near the floor where children play. Biological Contamination – Mold growth is a common problem that can lead to health effects. Outdoor Sources – Outdoor sources such as traffic emissions and second-hand smoke can lead to indoor pollution.
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