We all know that polluted air can cause allergies, breathing problems, and many more serious health issues. And now, more than ever, the quality of the air we are breathing is so important. We wear masks outside of our homes to protect ourselves from viruses and allergens lurking in the air, but did you know the air inside our homes is often more polluted than what we are breathing outside?
Indoor pollution is commonly caused by sources that release gases or particles into the air. Some pollutants are tracked into the home. Some arrive via a new mattress or furniture, carpet cleaners, or a coat of paint on the walls. In that mix, you’ll also find microscopic dust mites — a major allergen, plus molds and pet dander.With families staying at home and inside more than ever, it’s important to know what you may be breathing in.
HERE ARE FIVE WAYS TO IDENTIFY AIR POLLUTION IN YOUR HOME
Are you are itching and sneezing inside your home, but nowhere else? That probably means that common household dust, pet dander, pollen, molds, and even cockroach and other insect pest articles are floating in the air inside your home.
#2 COLD SPOTS
Is one area of your home cooler than others? This could be an airflow issue caused by dirt and allergens in your air ducts. You may be breathing in stagnant, polluted air that lives right inside the home with you.
#3 DRIED OUT PLANTS OR STATIC ELECTRICITY
This could be a sign that the air inside your home is too dry- a common issue for those of us living in arid regions. Poor air quality due to low humidity tends to increase odors in the home and is the very root of static electricity problems.
#4 YOUR HOME HAS A ‘SMELL’
What is the cause of that “musty, funky, can’t quite put a finger on it” smell in your home? That could mean you have ventilation or air circulation problems. No one wants to breathe in stagnant, smelly air. Find the source and take care of the issue before it become a serious health hazard.
#5 THERE’S CONSTRUCTION OR LANDSCAPING WORKS GOING ON
The quality of air in your home can be compromised by a home improvement project- either yours or your neighbors. Microscopic dust particles from building or construction sites can seep indoors though your air conditioning unit, pushing the pollution inside and trapping it in your home.
SUCK IT UP
We’re not talking about holding your breath. High powered, professional equipment and processes can reduce the concentration of allergens in your carpets and air ducts, where most allergens hideaway. Carpet Tech uses powerful truck-mounted equipment to suck up dust, dirt, and dander in places you didn’t even know it lived. You can breathe a bit easier in your home and take off that mask knowing that Carpet Tech can help treat indoor air pollution and make your home a safe haven once again.