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The Importance of Checking Your Air Quality This Fall

When summer fades, it welcomes a new era of cold and unpredictable weather. Staying indoors becomes unavoidable, as we see it as a haven. However, research shows that 60% of homes in America are hazardous to their occupants — there tends to be more pollutants indoors than there are outdoors.

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Air quality is the leading cause of indoor hazards in the world. When fall comes, be prepared if you want to reap the benefits of checking your air quality. Here are some of the reasons to check your air quality this season:

To Reduce Allergies and Asthma

Low-quality air is laden with allergens of all kinds. From dust mites to mold spores, the air can pack vast amounts of allergy-causing things. These allergens are the leading causes of asthma and bronchitis.

We notice an influx of allergies in the fall, and consequently, winter as a result of insulation. We recommend proofing your residence before fall.

To Stay Healthy

Many health complications stem from poor air quality — low birth weight, wheezing, coughing, lung tissue complications, and developmental damages are common in fall.

A simple test can reveal the problem and as experts with years of experience under our belts, we can pinpoint the problem and fix it fast.

To Know The Cause

Testing air quality is becoming acceptable to people, as they have seen the advantages of being well-informed about their air quality.

However, it is just the first step towards making your home safe. Knowing the source of pollution is another matter that we take seriously. We have the experts and the tools to conduct a thorough inspection.

Once we identify the problem, we know how to deal with it. Some problems with drafts, ducts, and hoses can be rectified through cleaning. However, breakages and damages may require replacement parts. We guide our clients on how best to handle every situation.

Minimizing Air Circulation Can Affect Overall Air Quality

Fall is a time we prepare for the winter cold. We seal leakages and openings in the house during this time which is great in many ways, but it can constrain the level of air circulation in the home, which will trap pollutants in.

Volatile organic compounds, mold, dust, chemicals, animal dander, pollen, radon, and lead are some of the things that ruin air quality. Working on proper aeration using approved air filters can help improve your home's indoor air quality.

To Prevent Death

Poor air quality can also be linked to early death. Although there is no exhaustive research proving causation, it is still worth preventing.

Additionally, pollution is a known cause of cancerous cells especially air polluted by heavy metals and gaseous contaminants such as radon.

To Reduce Associated Costs

Bad air quality may be an indicator of another problem that should be fixed as soon as possible — mold. Mold is a significant source of harmful spores and air quality testing will capture toxic levels of mold damage.

You may not be thinking it, but mold can cause you or your employees to feel ill. This can lead to a rise in the number of sick days taken and when no work is being done, it can affect your bottom line!

Reduce Sick-Building syndrome

We have noticed that susceptibility to infections increases during the fall. Experts link that to the sick-building syndrome, which is caused by bad air quality.

Its symptoms include headaches, fatigue, watery eyes, nausea, and muscle pains. Experts estimate that the syndrome affects up to 15 million workers annually.

At Waldrop Inc., we specialize in improving air quality so that you can avoid this unnecessary burden.

Here’s How We Can Help

  • We ensure that your HVAC system is in good condition.

  • We check your fireplace and chimneys to ensure everything is working as planned.

  • We clean your gutters, ducts, and drafts.

  • We remove clogs and drains to ensure that water stays where it should.

  • We proof your plumbing works to ensure everything is airtight.

  • We clean dander, droppings and dust particles.

  • We mitigate against mold.

So, what are you waiting for? Give the experts at Waldrop a call today! (864) 641-4011.

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