About Air Quality

By: - Updated: September 11, 2018

Why is indoor air quality important

The quality of the air we breathe on a daily basis directly impacts our quality of life.

However, a number of factors affect both indoor and outdoor air quality, including pollution (e.g. smog), chemical reactions (e.g. off-gassing of VOCs) and natural biological processes (e.g. mold growth and pollination).

As residents of Ontario and Quebec, we are lucky to live in an environment that’s relatively clean and free of outdoor air contaminants. However, that doesn’t mean our indoor air is safe.

Because Canadians spend 90% of their time indoors, IAQ deserves a great deal of care and concern. When our indoor air quality falls below standard, we experience a wide variety of symptoms that can range from mild to severe, depending on the person.

Common reactions to poor air quality include coughing; sneezing; eye, skin and throat irritation; headaches; dizziness; fatigue; and nausea.

If you’re concerned about the air in your home or office, call Mold Busters now to schedule your indoor air quality test. We provide same-day service across Ottawa and Montreal.

What Is Air Quality?
About Air Quality

Indoor air pollutants

indoor air quality

Indoor air quality is a measure of the quality, or cleanliness, of the air in an indoor environment (inside homes, offices, schools and commercial properties). IAQ is frequently associated with the health and comfort of the building’s occupants.

Ensuring that your indoor air is clean and free of pollutants can significantly improve your mood, energy levels and your overall health.

There are many indoor air pollutants, and mold is just one of them. Asbestos, VOCs, asbestos-containing vermiculite and radon also threaten the air quality inside your home or office.

That’s why an indoor air quality test is so beneficial. It allows you to detect these silent killers, bringing you one step closer to eliminating them.

Controlling IAQ

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality

Fortunately, there are ways to control IAQ and prevent exposure to harmful, potentially life-threatening, indoor air pollutants. Among them is ensuring adequate air exchange between the indoor and outdoor environment and eliminating sources of excess moisture, dampness and humidity indoors.

Consider opening windows and doors at least once a day to vent out stale air. Purchase a dehumidifier if you notice that your basement is constantly damp. Consider investing in new windows if you notice that they’re allowing air and moisture from outside to penetrate into your home.

The bottom line is that poor indoor air quality can be detected and controlled…but it must first be detected.

Contact the experts at Mold Busters to get your indoor air tested today!