Your home is where you spend most of your time indoors, especially when taking sleep into account. You want to make sure that the air you’re breathing is safe and that you and your family are protected. Unfortunately, it can be very expensive and difficult to get air quality testing for all the different types of indoor pollutants at once. When testing the indoor quality of your home, it’s best to prioritize the main concerns: pollutants that can cause serious health hazards and require professional treatment. Contact us at Inch by Inch for professional and cost-effective indoor air quality testing.
Read more below on the types of indoor air quality tests you should be doing for your home.
3 Types of Air Quality Testing
When it comes to testing your home's indoor air quality, there are three main pollutants you should test for. According to the EPA, all three of these types of pollutants can be common in homes, cause a string of allergic and health effects and require professional treatment. When conducting a test, check for chemical, biological and combustion pollutants in your home.
Chemical pollutants are the most common in households with poor air quality. Chemical pollutants include volatile organic compounds (VOCs), lead and radon. These chemical pollutants come from a variety of sources, including paints, cleaners, disinfectants and more. VOCs vary in toxicity and how dangerous they are but long-term exposure can lead to fatigue, headaches, irritation and nausea. Certain VOCs such as lead from peeling paint, radon and other areas can potentially lead to cancer and can potentially be fatal. It’s best to test the indoor air quality of your home as soon as you can and protect yourself and your family.
Similar to chemical pollutants, biological pollutants are very common in many households and can cause serious allergies and health hazards. Biological pollutants commonly include mold, dust mites, pollen and biological waste from plants, animals and more. Mold and pollen can easily travel throughout the house and spread easily as a result. They can also be very difficult to remove and often require professional services to exterminate from your household. Ensure that your home is protected by contacting InchbyInch and having your home tested for biological pollutants.
Combustion pollutants are similar to chemical pollutants but are often much more harmful to people. Examples of combustion pollutants include carbon monoxide and tobacco smoke. Although rare, they are very harmful and can often lead to cancer. If you suspect your home may have combustion pollutants, it is imperative to get your home tested quickly for these compounds. Even at low concentrations, long exposure to carbon monoxide and tobacco smoke can lead to serious health hazards.
Ensure that the air you breathe inside your home is safe and free of pollutants that can lead to serious long-term health effects. Chemical, biological, and combustion products can all be found inside homes.
Contact us at Inch by Inch for a professional indoor air quality test for your home and to protect yourself and your home.