Keep Your Family Safe By Monitoring Indoor Air Quality Regularly

Posted on August 11, 2014 in Blog

Indoor Air QualityEveryone knows that outdoor pollution and airborne particles can potentially cause harm and illness, but most people don’t realize that indoor air is often even more dangerous than outdoor air. Most people spend a significant amount of their lives in their own homes, and they often experience symptoms of dirty, toxic air without even knowing it. In order to keep your family and your pets safe from the effects of polluted indoor air, it is important to make sure that you have your air monitored regularly to inspect for the presence of carbon monoxide, ozone, formaldehyde, volatile organic compounds, and much more. Here are some suggestions for keeping your indoor air as clean as possible for the health of your family.

Increase Ventilation

Stagnant air is a breeding ground for germs, pollution, and harmful airborne substances. In order to keep your indoor air clean and clear, it is a good idea to increase ventilation by opening up windows during certain times. Make sure you open your windows when the air outside is at its cleanest state, especially after a rainstorm. You can also purchase a special ventilation system that will allow fresh air into your home while pushing out indoor pollutants.

Have Your Air Filters Regularly Cleaned

Air filters are designed to filter out larger pollutants and air-borne particles, just as their name suggests. However, if they are not regularly cleaned they can quickly become bogged down and will be unable to perform their intended function efficiently. In order to make sure that your air is as clean as possible, make sure your air filters are regularly cleaned and replaced as needed.

Utilize Your Air Conditioning Unit

Air conditioners naturally remove many airborne pollutants because they remove excess water from the air. Because many pollutants are water-soluble, they are also removed from the air along with the moisture. Air conditioners are also effective at removing some pollens and other allergens from the air indoors.

Monitor Your Air Quality

If you kids with allergies or asthma, then it is especially important for you to monitor your air quality on a regular basis. This can be done with the help of professionals who utilize specialized tools and techniques to detect harmful materials in your indoor air. Those professionals can then remove the substances or recommend further steps that you should take in order to clean up your air and make it safer to breathe. H2 Environmental can help you detect the source of your indoor air issues so that you can treat the problem effectively.

Give Us a Call

If your indoor air is causing health problems because it is not clean, give H2 Environmental a call today and we will be happy to assess the problem and help you restore your indoor air to more healthy levels.