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Indoor Air Worse Than Outdoors:

Current research finds that the air within homes and other buildings can be more severely polluted than the outdoor air.  Findings show that people spend approximately 80-90% or their time indoors.  As allergens invade our indoor spaces and combine with pollutants already there they become part of the environment and health problems are the result.  Dust for example, is a definite contaminant since it is composed of so many different particulates and allergens that circulate all over the world.  What is dust made of?
  • Fragments of dust mites and other insects and their feces (allergens, bacteria, mold)
  • Pollen from outside vegetation (allergens, mold)
  • Particles of decaying vegetations (allergens, mold)
  • Mold spores (mycotoxins, allergens)
  • Bacteria
  • Dead skin cells, human and animal/bird
  • Bacteria from animal feces
  • Mineral, soil and metal particulates
  • Particles from auto and industrial emissions, chemicals and fertilizers
  • Particles of waxes, paints, sheetrock and other building materials
  • Human and animal hair/dander (allergens)
  • Fibers from wood, paper, fabric both natural and synthetic
  • and other things...
Nature uses ozone and sunshine to take care of many pollutants found outdoors.  As for our indoors spaces modern building practices make sure our structures are sealed as tight as possible with HVAC and air flow systems that keep circulating the indoor air.  Pollutants are already present from furnishings, buildings materials and chemicals we choose to use every day.  Allergens, dust and particulates are brought in every time we walk in the door, open a window or from just having pets inside.  As we breathe these irritants into our lungs they can cause many different respiratory illnesses and allergic reactions. 
 
We can help you to improve the indoor air quality of your home or office:
 
Cleaning for a Healthy Indoor Environment:
Mold Inspection Services has put together a cleaning and maintenance program to help control indoor allergens, including dust, pet dander, mold spores, and indoor pollutants including VOC's (volatile organic compounds).  This is especially important for people coming home from the hospital after surgeries or treatments for cancer and other illnesses which lower the immune system.

 

 
 
  

 

 

 

 

 

Tips To Improve Indoor Air Quality:

  • Avoid aerosols; use pump sprays instead

 

  • Use disinfectants only where needed

 

  • Avoid bleach; when necessary use peroxides instead

 

  • Avoid using deodorizers that mask odors; "clean" has no odor

 

  • Homemade cleaning products such as borax, lemon juice, salt and vinegar are cheaper, effective, and non-toxic

 

  • Avoid anti-bacterial hand soaps and products

 

  • Avoid air fresheners

 

  • Avoid scented carpet cleaning products

 

  • Don't be fooled by "green" claims - read labels

 

  • Good old soap and water works just fine

 

DID YOU KNOW?  Air Fresheners, especially the plug-in types can be hazardous to your health?  Get the facts:

 

    Air Fresheners - Hazardous?