Home is where the heart is…and where we want to relax and feel at ease. You may think that the outside air is full of pollution and contaminants from traffic, construction and industry but close the windows and you are safe in your home. If that is the case, you might be surprised to learn that the level of pollutants inside our homes is frequently greater than outdoors. The air may contain VOCs (volatile organic compounds) from any one of numerous household products including paints or solvents, cleaning materials or even dry cleaned clothing. There may be smoke – either secondhand tobacco smoke, or escaping from a fireplace or wood burning stove. Mold could even be an issue if there has been a recent leak.
Why should you be concerned?
People may react to these particles in the air differently. But long term exposure to these indoor pollutants could result in health issues ranging from mild irritation like itchy eyes or a stuffy nose to more serious issues such as respiratory problems or even cancer. If you have any reason to believe your indoor air quality may be of concern you should take action. Increased ventilation and air circulation may help the issue. And you can check to make sure any paint, cleaning supplies or other chemicals are properly sealed and stored appropriately. But getting an assessment of the quality of the air in your home will give you a better idea of potential issues that may require additional attention.
How can Testor help?
We will evaluate your individual situation and determine the best testing methods and sampling to give you a clear picture of what is in your environment. And we will provide a detailed report of the results so you have the facts to take action so you can breathe easily. Call us today!