We see visible air pollution every day: factory smokestacks, cars on the highway, chimneys, etc. We can see it, smell it, and think that is the only kind of pollution we have to worry about. Poor indoor air quality is much more dangerous to our everyday lives. In fact, the air in our homes is often ten times more polluted than the air outdoors.
Even now, sitting comfortably inside, you have contaminants seeping into your air from chemicals, pollen, dust, candles, furniture, pets, etc. These sources directly affect air quality causing irritation and exacerbating allergy and asthma symptoms.
Sources of Indoor Air Pollution
- Mold, Dust Mites, Dander, and Pollen: Triggers asthma attacks and creates breathing issues.
- Secondhand Smoke: Nicotine smoke has a residual effect that can cause cancer, respiratory illnesses, and is extremely unsafe around children.
- Chemicals: Emitted from cleaning supplies, air fresheners, furniture, etc. Unventilated, these volatile organic compounds can be hazardous over time.
- Combustion Pollutants: These odorless and colorless gases originate from fuel-burning appliances like furnaces, dryers, water heaters, and ovens.
- Radon: A radioactive gas occurs naturally that can seep into your home from outside.
You don't have to live in a bubble to escape these harmful contaminants, as there are steps to take to help eliminate your family's exposure. The professional staff at JD Service Now is here for you to discuss various options to help give your family healthier air to breathe.
How to Improve Indoor Air Quality
- HEPA Filtration: Removes 99.97% of all particles as small as 0.3 microns in size.
- Vacuum and Dust Often: A HEPA vacuum can be an excellent investment for homes with a lot of carpeting.
- Smoke Outdoors: Avoid smoking indoors and near windows.
- Avoid Chemical Air Fresheners: Buy non-aerosol products and ventilate.
- Ventilate Fuel-Burning Appliances: Especially for furnaces and fireplaces.
- Maintain Relative Humidity Below 60: Discourage mold, mildew, and dust mites.
- Have Home Tested for Radon: A plumbing technician can perform this simple test.
JD Service Now Can Help With Your Air Quality Control Needs
Don't put off ridding your home of these harmful and irritable contaminants any longer. At JD Service Now, our staff can advise you and your family on the proper techniques in assuring your home of the cleanest air possible. You'll be breathing healthy air in no time. Contact us today to learn more about our services and our maintenance plan options.