How Healthy is Your Air - How to Test Your Home Air Quality

Do you have problems with chronic sinusitis? Are you feeling weary and low on energy despite getting a good night’s sleep? Do you feel drowsy when you spend some time at home but feel better when you go out? Well, it might be because of poor air quality in your home. Getting a home air quality test can reveal the culprit.

home air quality testMany homeowners associate poor air quality with industrial pollution and the use of fossil fuels. However, this isn’t the complete picture of the problem because it doesn’t include the threat of indoor air pollutants. Depending on how old your home is, how well-maintained the building materials are, and what they’re made of, the air quality in your home can significantly vary. If you suspect that your home is having problems with any of the following indoor pollutants, it is highly recommended to get air quality testing done by the experts in Burlington, Inch by Inch Inspections.

Mold

Every home encounters mold problems sooner or later due to the omnipresence, persistence, and adaptable nature of these microscopic fungi. Some mold species are just an unpleasant nuisance, but some can produce toxins harmful to human health. This is why we need to pay close attention and inspect the favourable areas for their growth. Drywall, carpeting, wood, and other cellulose-rich materials are highly susceptible to mold if they are water-damaged or exposed to high air humidity.

Radon

Radon is a natural radioactive gas that is produced as a result of uranium’s breaking down process. Once released into the atmosphere, radon can find its way into residential homes and accumulate in the indoor air. Radon exposure is known to cause lung cancer, so it is imperative to understand whether this pollutant is in your home. Considering this gas has no odour or colour, it is extremely difficult to notice its presence without a home air quality test.

Asbestos

Asbestos is a naturally-occurring silicate mineral with microscopic fibrous crystals. Due to its fire resistance, durability, and favourable insulating qualities, it was widely used for the production of various building materials – pipe insulation, cement, floor tiles, roof shingles, etc. After it was discovered that inhaling asbestos microfibrils causes very severe types of cancer, its use in construction ceased. However, many Burlington homes were built before asbestos was banned, so air quality testing is highly advised to all homeowners with older homes.

VOCs and Formaldehyde

The smell of a new home or a recently renovated area is the smell of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and formaldehyde. These two compounds are widely found in paints, cleaning products, glues, adhesives, and other products we encounter every day.

How to Test Air Quality?

The best way to be 100% certain that your Burlington home is pollutant-free is to get professional air quality testing. The experienced staff of Inch by Inch Inspections is equipped with tools and knowledge to provide quality service and help you improve air quality in your home in the long term. Reach out to Inch by Inch today and schedule your home air quality test.

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