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Why should you test home air quality?

Did you know that the air inside your home can have a serious effect on you? Well, not the air itself, but what’s in the air. A number of pollutants often exist in indoor air that can’t be seen, smelled or touched. But they can harm a person’s health.

If you test home air quality, you’ll find that virtually every home’s air contains some pollutants. When the level is very low, it’s unlikely there will be a threat to people’s health. But when the levels are high and when we’re talking about pollutants such as mold, the risk goes up.

Most people think of mold as a black-green blotchy substance on the ceiling of a shower or on the walls beneath a leaky sink. But the mold you can see is made up of thousands and thousands of microscopic spores that can easily take to the air. This is one reason that so many people want to test home air quality.

The Environmental Protection Agency has found that the air inside a home can have as much as five times the volume of pollutants than the air outside. Why is this? It’s partially because many homes aren’t properly ventilated, particularly during the winter in cold-weather states like Pennsylvania.

Additionally, newer homes are built to be more air-tight and energy-efficient, which is good for saving money on bills but bad because it keeps the air inside a closed-up house perfectly still. And since we spend the majority of our time indoors, we have a lot of time to be exposed to what’s in the air we’re breathing.

It’s not just mold that’s often found when professionals are called in to test home air quality. The tests commonly turn up gas, lead, radon and asbestos, all of which can negatively affect the health of humans.

We are mold experts and engage in testing to find mold both in the air and on surfaces inside homes and commercial facilities. If you suspect the presence of the above-mentioned pollutants in your home, contact a professional who can come out and identify them.

And if you suspect there is mold growing anywhere in your home, call us to arrange a thorough mold inspection followed by safe mold removal services, if necessary. Call (610) 710-1414, or you can schedule an appointment through our website.

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