What You Should Know About Air Quality

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From off-gassing of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) to inadequate indoor relative humidity, there are a lot of variables that contribute to the cleanliness of your air. Our years of experience in air quality testing have taught us a lot about the fundamentals, from maintaining the right amount of air hydration to addressing pollutants before they cause health issues. Let’s dive deeper into what you should know about monitoring – and improving – the quality of your air.

Why is indoor air quality important

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.

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Causes of poor air quality

A decrease in the quality of air both outside and inside can be the result of many things like pollution (e.g. smog), chemical reactions (e.g. off-gassing of VOCs), and natural biological processes (e.g. mold growth and pollination).

When air quality is consistently below standard, we experience a wide variety of symptoms, which can range from mild to severe, depending on the person. Some common reactions to poor air quality include coughing; sneezing; eye, skin and throat irritation; headaches; dizziness; fatigue; and nausea.

Benefits of air quality testing

Air quality testing is a useful service that allows people to uncover hidden pollutants in their indoor living and working environments. From mold to VOCs and radon, air quality testing can give you valuable insight into your living conditions. For more information or to book your air quality test, call Mold Busters today.

Published: September 11, 2018 Updated:

John Ward

Written by:

Account Executive
Mold Busters

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