What is IAQ and Why Should We Care?

Posted on August 14, 2015 in Blog

What is IAQ and Why Should We Care?Indoor Air Quality, or IAQ is a specific term that refers to the air quality within a residential, commercial, or industrial property. IAQ can be affected by gasses, particulates, microbial contaminants, and other materials that can impinge upon the health of a building’s air quality.

IAQ evaluation by H2 Environmental Consulting Services

When you call H2 Environmental Consulting Services for an evaluation of your home or business property’s IAQ, our expert technicians will use the most modern tools and techniques to determine the status of your IAQ. We’ll collect air samples, collect samples on building surfaces, and implement computer monitoring of airflow inside buildings. As a result of this data, if we find any contaminants, we will suggest measures to improve your property’s IAQ in the safest, most effective way possible.

Common IAQ contaminants

Mold and other allergens can often be found in properties throughout the US. If you have allergies, you can experience a dramatic lessening of your symptoms when mold is removed from your home, especially if you spend most of your day at home.

Asbestos fibers can sometimes still be found in American properties, even though it was banned in the US in the 1970s. It’s not a big deal if the asbestos is never disturbed, but if you’re planning on doing any home renovation projects or organization in your asbestos-filled insulated attic, you must call H2 Environmental Consulting Services for remediation services before you begin. Exposure to asbestos, even in small amounts, has been found to cause major health complications.

Lead can also affect IAQ when lead-laced paint chips off walls. This can be particular dangerous for small children, whose bodies are not yet able to resist the affects of lead exposure. Major development problems can arise as a result of lead poisoning

How to protect yourself and loved ones

If you suspect you might have some hazardous materials in your home that are affecting the IAQ quality, or if you’ve just moved to a new home and you’re not sure the status of it’s IAQ, call (800) 524-3578 or email CustomerService@H2Env.com to schedule an environmental consultation today. We can schedule evaluations of your property at a time that’s most convenient for you.

In the meantime, another way you can improve the IAQ of your home is by cleaning it regularly. Carpets and rugs act as air filters, often soaking in contaminants from the air, so it’s essential that you keep them vacuumed and scrubbed clean regularly to protect the cleanliness of your home’s IAQ.

H2 Environmental Consulting Services is a leader in the hazardous materials detection, removal, and safe disposal industry in Southern California. We’re proud to offer high quality to service to people throughout Southern California, and make our homes and business properties safer every day, one home at a time.