During winter, the frosty weather causes people and their families to keep indoors. What this means is the time you will be spending inside the house will be greater than that you spend outside. Having a quality indoor environment is therefore essential to ensure you are not vulnerable to pollutants. Having an indoor quality check is therefore important to ensure every possible health concern has been addressed and you can be free to spend as much time as you want within the house. Among the benefits of an indoor quality check include:
Enhancement of Indoor Air Quality
There is nothing as good as breathing easy knowing the air is clean and as such possess no danger to your health. Infected air flowing through your home can bring respiratory problems and allergies which bring a health burden you have to shoulder.
Suppression of Odor
Hidden indoor spaces such as basements and stores can be sources of bad odor if not properly checked and aerated. These areas can also act as platforms for the growth of mold and mildew due to their clammy and dim conditions. Indoor air quality check helps you identify these areas and upgrade them so as to diminish the unhealthy odors which directly translate to an improved indoor environment for the entire home.
Radon is an odorless and tasteless gas released from soil and can be dangerous indoors. This gas can stream into indoor spaces through cracks and holes within the foundation. As it slowly accumulates, this gas can reach dangerous levels particularly in lower floors and cellars. Basements are the most affected areas as far radon gas is concerned. Environmental Protection Agency came up with a radon zone guide which gives you an idea of the potential danger in your geographical locality. In addition to this guide, doing an indoor quality check will help you ascertain the reality with respect to radon in your home.
If you are a DIY person, you can use radon test packs which are available in home improvement stores to check the levels of radon gas. You can also fit radon detectors in your home to show you the radon concentrations and when they rise above the normal indoor levels.
The strength, affordability and fire resistant capacity of asbestos made it one of the choicest materials in construction of insulation and ceilings. However, in the 20th century, asbestos which is a fibrous mineral was discovered to cause mesothelioma and lung cancer. If you are living in an older home, chances are asbestos was used in the construction of the house thereby putting you and your family at risk. When an expert conducts the indoor quality check, he will be able to see whether there are any traces of loose asbestos particles and advise on the best ways to remove them.
In addition to the above, an indoor quality check can also help you deal with mold, dust, dander and droppings which are indoor pollutants.