It’s time for a Home Health Report to determine if the air in your home needs immediate improvement. In order to do that, we must seriously examine the potential health hazards concerning poor indoor air quality. This exercise is an investment in your health and the safety of your family so safeguarding against any threats is both financially wise and morally just. Wouldn’t it be nice if the air in your home were free of harmful contaminants? We can help.
Why Does a Home Health Report Matter? Is it Really Worth the Trouble?
Polluted air isn’t just stale air, it can be a serious health hazard. In some cases prolonged exposure to microbes and other biological pollutants can cause severe illness and death. As the experts in indoor air comfort and quality, we provide an easy air quality analysis, our Home Health Report to determine if air problems exist in the air you are breathing every day. Then we work with you to make your home as clean as it can be, so you and your family breathe easier.
- MoistureWet conditions in your home’s crawlspace are a natural breeding ground for mold, a biological contaminant that can lead to severe respiratory problems, allergies, chronic fatigue and, in some cases, immune system disorders.
- HumidityToo much humidity can promote mold and mildew; too little can lead to dry skin, sore throats and respiratory problems. And an imbalance on either side can keep you from feeling comfortable at normal temperature settings.
- AirflowPoor airflow in the home can lead to lower heating and cooling system performance, increased energy consumption and possibly humidity imbalances – all of which add up to an uncomfortable home and higher utility bills.
- FiltrationWithout adequate filtration, expensive heating and cooling equipment can clog and malfunction, leading to decreased efficiency, higher utility costs and potentially expensive repairs. Poor filtration can also cause dust buildup in your home, making you and other family members more susceptible to colds, allergies and respiratory problems.
- Carbon MonoxideCarbon monoxide (CO) is a toxic gas that is odorless, colorless and extremely dangerous. It’s produced in your home during the normal combustion process in furnaces, hot-water heaters and gas stoves. If not properly vented, it can cause severe headaches, nausea and even death.
- DuctworkDucts are the distribution system for your home’s heated and cooled air. If ducts become clogged or damaged, or are not properly sealed or insulated, they can waste energy and draw pollutants into your home. When ducts are dirty, they can cause microbial growth, which can lead to severe respiratory problems.
- Fresh-Air VentilationToday’s homes are sealed and insulated better than ever. While this conserves energy by reducing the amount of heat lost or gained, it prevents stale air and pollutants from escaping. Opening a window can help keep the air moving, but it can also lead to a buildup of pollutants like dirt, dust, pollen and bacteria.
- Volatile Organic CompoundsThe plywood, paint and adhesives typically used in the construction and design of a home contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These compounds are also in carpeting, insulation, synthetic upholstery, pesticides, cleaning products and laminate flooring in your home, as well as gasoline, oil, antifreeze and other automotive materials in your garage. Depending on the level present in your home, VOCs can cause headaches, nausea and respiratory problems.