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Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air quality

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Because we spend so much time in our homes and our offices, it’s crucial that our indoor air remains clean. Indoor air quality (IAQ) directly affects our health and, in turn, the quality of our lives.

If the air you breathe is being compromised by mold spores, radon and asbestos fibres, among other contaminants, your health and your safety is at risk.

Not only this, but you may also have a serious problem, such as moisture intrusion, in your home that you weren’t even aware of. As such, poor indoor air quality must be detected and dealt with promptly.

If you live in the Ottawa or Montreal area and suspect an air quality problem, call the certified inspectors at Mold Busters for immediate help.

About Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
About Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

Indoor air quality and your health

When most people feel sick or unwell, they immediately tend to question what they’re eating, how much sleep they’re getting and whether or not they got the flu from someone.

Often, they don’t realize that their symptoms could be caused by poor indoor air quality. However, the sooner the problem is acknowledged, the sooner it can be remediated.

If you spend a significant amount of time in a space with poor air quality, you may develop any or all of the following symptoms:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Skin rash
  • Eye/nose/throat irritation
  • Breathing difficulties and respiratory infection
  • Allergies
  • Asthma

Mold and IAQ

Of the aforementioned symptoms, many are directly linked to mold, one of the most common indoor air pollutants.

If your air contains high levels of mold spores, you may experience symptoms similar to those you would when you have seasonal allergies, a common cold or even asthma.

Mold is often referred to as an “invisible killer” because it’s easy to inhale large numbers of minuscule mold spores without ever even realizing it. Moreover, mold spores tend to spread behind of walls, underneath floors, and inside carpets and fabrics, making it incredibly difficult for you to spot their presence.

Left undetected, mold can end up destroying entire walls, ceilings, floors and even a building’s structural components.

Don’t let this happen to you. Get professional help from the local mold technicians at Mold Busters.

Improving indoor air quality

Luckily, it is possible to monitor and improve your indoor air quality, beginning with regular indoor air quality tests for the most frequently used rooms in your home or office.

These air tests will check for mold, asbestos, radon, VOCs and other common pollutants frequently found in modern households and indoor environments.

Contact Mold Busters today for reliable air quality testing in Ottawa and Montreal.

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