There are professional filtration and indoor air quality systems that are designed and installed in homes to help purify indoor air. While this may make a difference in some homes indoor air, it’s hard to determine what homes actually need these systems.
Our professionals can run tests in your home to help determine what air pollutants are present. If you feel this is too big a step for your home, there are more affordable, and simpler DIY steps you can take to help clean up your indoor air.
Two of the most common indoor air tests are: Mold and carbon monoxide.
Most hardware stores carry mold tests that you yourself can do in your home. They often consist of discs that you can leave in the area of your home where you suspect the mold is. You will see mold growth on the discs over the next few days if in fact mold is growing there.
Mold usually gives off a particular smell, so if mold is growing within your home that can be the first tell. If this is the case than a professional can come in and help you determine how to get rid of it.
If you do go and purchase a mold tester, know that mold is naturally occurring outdoors and most homes can have trace amounts. If your at-home test does pick up tiny amounts of mold it doesn’t always mean you have a problem.
This is one of the easiest and most important tests. In high concentrations, this odorless gas can kill within minutes. This gas can be caused by a natural gas appliance unit malfunction, so make sure to get a maintenance check every year.
Carbon monoxide testers are very affordable and reliable. You can have them installed in your home or plug them into your wall. If you are concerned about the carbon monoxide in your home, install one on every floor of your house.
The DIY way is not always the best way when it comes to indoor air quality. Calling a professional ensures that if you do have a problem it can be resolved to keep you and your family safe!