Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air pollution can actually be worse for you that outdoor pollution! People spend the majority of their lives inside their homes and buildings, so clean indoor air with low levels of dust, particulates and contaminants and the right level of humidity is more important for day-to-day health and comfort.
Carbon Monoxide Detection – Carbon Monoxide is a dangerous gas that you can’t see, smell or taste, and can build up in enclosed spaces in your home. Our well-trained technicians know how to test and where to look for possible leaks and faulty equipment that can be contaminating your home and family with this deadly poisonous gas.
Humidity – Humidity levels affect your comfort and health inside your home just as much as they do outside. Too much humidity can promote the mold and mildew growth. Too little can lead to dry skin, sore throats and respiratory problems. And an imbalance on either side can keep you from feeling comfortable at normal temperature settings.
Moisture – Wet conditions in your home’s crawlspace are a natural breeding ground for mold, a biological contaminant that can lead to severe respiratory problems, allergies, chronic fatigue and, in some cases, immune system disorders.
Airflow – Poor airflow in the home can lead to lower heating and cooling system performance, increased energy consumption and possibly humidity imbalances – all of which add up to an uncomfortable home and higher utility bills.
Filtration – Without adequate filtration, expensive heating and cooling equipment can clog and malfunction, leading to decreased efficiency, higher utility costs and potentially expensive repairs. Poor filtration can also cause a dust buildup in your home, making you and other family members more susceptible to colds, allergies and respiratory problems.
Ductwork – Ducts are the distribution system for your home’s heated and cooled air. If ducts become clogged or damaged, or are not properly sealed or insulated, they can waste energy and draw pollutants into your home. When ducts are dirty, they can cause microbial growth, which can lead to severe respiratory problems.
Fresh-Air Ventilation – Today’s homes are sealed and insulated better than ever. While this helps conserve energy by reducing the amount of heat lost or gained, it prevents stale air and pollutants from escaping. Opening a window can help keep the air moving, but it can also lead to a buildup of pollutants like dirt, dust, pollen and bacteria.
Volatile Organic Compounds – The plywood, paint and adhesives typically used in the construction and design of a home contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These compounds are also in carpeting, insulation, synthetic upholstery, pesticides, cleaning products and laminate flooring in your home, as well as gasoline, oil, antifreeze and other automotive materials in your garage. Depending on the level present in your home, VOCs can cause headaches, nausea and respiratory problems.