Solving Indoor Air Quality Issues

Posted on November 27, 2013 in Blog

Breathe easier with environmental consulting services from H2 Environmental

Solving Indoor Air Quality IssuesPoor indoor air quality can be a minor issue or a major health concern depending on the nature and extent of the contamination, and depending on how sensitive you and your family may be to various allergens. At H2 Environmental, we can help ensure the safety & comfort of your indoor environment through various testing and remediation services.

Sign of an Indoor Air Quality Problem

Depending on the nature of the problem, there may or may not be any obvious or immediate signs even though you may be at risk for long term health consequences. For example, if you have asbestos dust in your air you probably will not realize it, but every day you breathe that in you put your life at risk. If you have indoor air contamination from certain gases or from allergens like dust, mold, pollen, pet dander, etc., you may feel allergy-like symptoms like eye, nose & throat irritation, dizziness, headache, and lethargy. Excessive dust accumulation in the home is another sign of an indoor air quality problem.

Detecting Contaminants

At H2 Environmental, we can provide expert site surveys and testing to detect contaminants including asbestos, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, ozone, VOCs, radon, mold, etc. Our technicians know how and where to look for these airborne contaminants and their sources, and we work with qualified labs to complete our testing. If contaminants are found, we can help you create a plan for dealing with them to improve the safety and comfort of your indoor air.

Remediation Services

If your indoor air quality problem stems from something like asbestos or mold, we can help you remove the source of the contamination and clean up your air by facilitating safe & effective remediation services. We work with the best remediation professionals in the business and we will make sure that all applicable laws and regulations are followed when cleaning up your property and disposing of the contaminated materials.

Preventing Future Contamination

Many indoor air quality issues stem from poor circulation or ventilation in the home. For example, excess humidity can not only make you feel uncomfortable but also create conditions where allergens like mold and dust mites can flourish. To control humidity, you might consider investing in a dehumidifier, repairing any leaks or drainage problems, or upgrading your air conditioner. If ventilation is a problem, don’t just throw open the window as this can introduce outdoor contaminants into your home. Instead, install a high-quality filter in your AC system and run the fan on your unit to get some fresh air into your home. H2 Environmental can provide more tips after we’ve assessed your home’s unique indoor air quality challenges.

Call H2 Environmental Today

Remember, it all starts with an inspection. Call H2 Environmental today to take the first step towards better indoor air quality.