What You Need to Know About Indoor Air Quality

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Everyone should be concerned about the quality of air in their home. Contact Five Star Charleston to discuss our indoor air quality services that can help your home be as healthy as possible.

If you had to grade your indoor air quality on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being not healthy and 10 being almost like fresh air, how would you rate it? Like most homeowners and business owners in Charleston and surrounding areas, you may not know how to rate it or whether you should even be worried about it. Luckily, we have put together some things you should know about indoor air quality and ways you can help improve it.

Indoor Air Quality – How it Goes from Good to Bad

Indoor air pollution begins from gases or particles that are released into the air from sources such as oil, gas, kerosene, coal, wood, household cleaning products, central heating and cooling systems, asbestos-containing insulation, or even damp carpet.

How Indoor Air Quality Can Affect You

When the air quality in your home is poor, it affects your entire body. You might notice increased eye, nose, and throat irritation. You may get more headaches, or dizziness and fatigue. These symptoms are usually short term and should improve once the air quality in your home improves. If you are exposed to bad indoor air quality for a long time whether in your home or business, long term illnesses, such as respiratory diseases, can develop.

How You Can Improve Indoor Air Quality

If outdoor air doesn’t enter your home then indoor air pollutants can increase at alarming levels can cause health problems. Try opening your windows as often as you can to let fresh air inside your home and let pollutants out.

If you find your home feels damp, you might have high humidity levels in your home. When there is a high level of humidity in your home things like mold and dust mites can grow much easier.

Five Star Services Charleston, South Carolina as well as surrounding areas including North Charleston, Mt Pleasant, James Island, and Johns Island

If you are concerned about indoor air quality in your home or business, make sure to give us a call. Our expert technicians are the best in the business when it comes to duct cleaning, duct sealing, air purification, healthy home solutions, and crawl space encapsulation. Contact us at 843-406-1700 to schedule an appointment today!