Are you aware that the air inside of your home can be up to 70 times more polluted than the air outside of your home? It is incredibly beneficial to be able to recognize the signs that your household is suffering from poor indoor air quality (IAQ) so that you can take action. Our home service experts from Crisafulli Bros. Plumbing & Heating Contractors, Inc. have written this article to help you stay informed. Read on to learn more about the health symptoms and signs that your air quality is not up to par.
Symptoms Associated with Poor IAQ
Poor indoor air quality can significantly impact your health. Most commonly caused by lack of circulation, tobacco smoke, pollen, poor ventilation, lack of fresh air, cleaning products, dust, pet dander, mold, bacteria, mildew, viruses, and more, poor IAQ is the last thing you want to deal with in your home.
The symptoms of poor IAQ include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Sinus congestion
- Itchy, dry, or watery eyes
- Itchy throat
If you notice that these symptoms are present when you are at home, we recommend staying vigilant and reaching out to your healthcare provider as well as a team of indoor air quality professionals.
The symptoms of poor IAQ are very similar to those of the common cold, flu, or allergies, which can make it difficult to determine the exact cause. Typically, however, symptoms of poor IAQ show improvement upon leaving your home for extended periods of time.
Signs That Your Home Is Suffering Poor IAQ
Much like your health is impacted, your home can also show signs of poor IAQ. If you notice that there is a significant amount of dust around your vents and throughout, mold anywhere, odd odors throughout, humidity issues, or uneven airflow, chances are that your home is suffering from polluted air.
To accurately determine the quality of your air, you need the assistance of a team of professionals. Only experts can assess your air and provide the appropriate solutions to help you breathe easier.
What Can You Do About Poor IAQ?
We know that you want to do whatever it takes to improve the quality of your air. Luckily, there are plenty of things you can do to make your home healthier.
- Vacuum, mop, and dust your home regularly
- Wash all bedding and curtains often
- Keep plants inside your home (but be sure not to overwater them!)
- Air out your home by opening doors and windows daily
- Upgrade your air conditioning system
- Schedule an appointment with indoor air quality professionals
IAQ professionals can offer you effective solutions such as duct sealing, air purification, air filtering, UV germicidal lights, dehumidification, dryer vent cleaning, and duct cleaning.
Call Crisafulli Bros. Plumbing & Heating Contractors, Inc. Today!
When it comes to taking care of your home, there is no better team than Crisafulli Bros. Plumbing & Heating Contractors, Inc. Founded in 1939, you can bet that our service professionals have the tools, training, and expertise necessary to deliver professional, affordable indoor air quality solutions. Our goal is to improve your indoor air quality and help you and your family breathe fresher, cleaner air. Trust us to treat your home as if it were our own, never cutting corners and never settling for work that is “good enough.” We fix the issue the right way, every time.
For premium IAQ services, call (518) 868-0494 or send us a message online.