You probably don’t think much about indoor air quality, but studies suggest that you should. Indeed, indoor air can often be even more polluted than outdoor air. The best way to protect your Summerville, SC home or office from pollution is a thorough indoor air quality inspection. Here’s what you can expect when you schedule an indoor air quality test.
Biological Particulate Testing
A wide variety of contaminants can impact indoor air quality. The most common of these are biological particulates. These include things like dirt, dust mites, animal dander and more. Tree pollen is another particularly common and severe biological pollutant in the Tri-County, South Carolina, area. In high concentrations, these biological particulates can trigger allergic reactions, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, asthma and other potential health issues.
Chemical Contaminant Sampling
The most common chemical contaminants indoors are vapors and gases called volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs are a group of chemicals that are emitted from everyday objects and become gaseous vapors in the air. Common VOC sources include certain paints, cleaning supplies, furniture, office equipment, electronics and more. There are many kinds of VOCs, some of which are more dangerous than others. Indoor air testing can help to identify the presence of VOCs and their potential sources.
Radon is serious business. It’s a colorless, odorless gas that is virtually undetectable except through professional testing. It’s also the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Radon is present in the soil and can penetrate a home through gaps in the foundation. Fortunately, air quality testing can identify unsafe radon levels before they have a chance to cause serious health issues.
Having clean air indoors is something we all take for granted. Unfortunately, the air inside your home or place of business may not be as clean as you think. To find out more about how you can protect yourself, check out Coastal Air Solutions’ air quality testing services or call today.