Everyone is concerned about environmental pollution in our lakes, soil and skies, but indoor pollution may pose a greater direct threat to your life and health. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, recent studies suggest that air samples taken from inside homes and offices often contain more pollutants than outdoor air samples. These disturbing findings are consistent across geographic regions, and both houses and apartment units are vulnerable to contaminants.
A good duct cleaning with the assistance of UV lights is an effective way to rid your HVAC system of contaminants; however, if particles remain floating in the air, they will likely wind up back in the HVAC unit and get recirculated throughout your home. While cleanings are essential to your HVAC unit’s health, the best solution for indoor pollution is an air scrub.
What is an Air Scrubber?
Air scrubbers are portable air-filtration devices that trap allergens, dust and other particles while releasing fresh air into a room. Air scrubbers range in size based on the amount of area they are designed to treat and the concentration of contaminants they are equipped to filter.
Where Does Indoor Pollution Come From?
Aside from the usual suspects like gas leaks, asbestos and tobacco smoke, you could have pollutants lurking within your walls and even your furnishings. Wet carpets and wet cabinets can harbor mold. Everyday products you use to clean such as furniture polish and air freshener contain chemicals that linger long after their scents fade. You may have residual particulate pollution after construction in or near your home. If you have cracked windows or poor weather stripping, you could also be inviting in pollution from outside. These contaminants can impede your respiratory system’s daily functioning and even result in long term damage. Children, pets and the elderly are most vulnerable to developing lung complications from poor indoor air quality.
Does My Air Need Scrubbing?
Industrial sized air scrubbers are used in the construction business for restoration projects and for cleanup during disasters such as floods. However, smaller residential air scrubbers can provide benefits to homeowners by alleviating allergies, sinus issues and chronic cold symptoms related to indoor pollutants. A regular air scrubbing can also save money by increasing the longevity of your HVAC unit.
How Safe is Your Home’s Air Quality?
If you’re concerned about the unseen hazards in your home, contact Rapid Repair Experts to set up an in-home air quality test. Our air scrubbers can rid the air of contaminants and help you breathe a little easier. For more information, visit our website today.