Air Quality in The Home
Indoor air quality is generally worse than most people are aware, but the good news is there are lot of things that can be done to correct the issues and make your home safe and healthy for everyone.
indoor Air Quality facts:
- Indoor air quality can be worse than that of outdoor air.
- Problems can arise from moisture, insects, pets, appliances, radon, materials used in household products and furnishings, smoke, and other sources.
- Effects range from minor annoyances to major health risks.
- Remedies include ventilation, cleaning, moisture control, inspections, and following manufacturers' directions when using appliances and products.
Research has shown that the quality of indoor air can be worse than that of outdoor air. Many homes are built or remodeled more tightly and without regard to the factors that assure fresh and healthy indoor air. Our homes today contain many furnishings, appliances and products that can affect indoor air quality.
Signs of Indoor Air Quality Problems Include:
- unusual and noticeable odors
- stale or stuffy air
- a noticeable lack of air movement
- dirty or faulty central heating or air-conditioning equipment
- damaged flue pipes and chimneys
- unvented combustion air sources for fossil-fuel appliances
- excessive humidity
- the presence of molds and mildew
- adverse health reaction after remodeling, weatherizing, bringing in new furniture, using household and hobby products, and moving into a new home
- feeling noticeably healthier outside
Traverse City Home Inspections is trained using specialized equipment to capture mold spores and have them evaluated by certified mold professionals. We will provide you with a complete certificate of mold analysis so you can make an informed decision prior to purchase.