Why You Should Get an Indoor Air Quality Test Come Fall
Posted in Air Quality, on October 06, 2020
While it’s the outdoor air quality that gets all the press, it’s what’s inside our homes that should give us pause. Air quality testing in Toronto can tell you a lot about what’s happening inside your home this fall. As the seasons change and we spend more time indoors, the air gets cooler and drier and indoor air quality can really suffer. Here’s how to check to see if you need indoor air quality testing in Toronto this fall.
Look for Mold
After the hot and humid summer months, our furnaces switch on and our indoor temperatures regulate, which often creates the ideal breeding ground for mold. Mold needs a stable temperature and moisture to thrive, two ingredients that are plentiful in autumn households. Drips, leaks and condensation can all cause water to collect in spaces like the attic, bathroom, and basement, the most common places for mold growth.
Regularly inspecting these rooms (and peeking inside cupboards, under furniture, and beneath fixtures) can help you catch a mold infestation when it’s small and still easy to remove, but it can also be challenging to get into spaces like the attic - not to mention behind drywall or underneath insulation, two other common places we find mold. This is where air quality testing in Toronto can help!
Why Should I Worry About Mold?
Mold can seriously affect not only the structure of your home, but the health and safety of your entire family. While there are some types of mold that are more dangerous than others, only a laboratory-tested sample can accurately identify the type of mold and how dangerous it is. The effect of mold can range from sneezing and headaches to more serious fatigue, confusion, and respiratory issues. Mold has an outsized effect on children and elders, and should be professionally removed any time that it is found.
How Can an Indoor Air Quality Test Help?
Indoor air quality testing in Toronto is your most useful tool for finding and eradicating indoor mold growth. At SafeAir, our air testing involves taking small air samples from around your home, focusing on both affected and unaffected rooms. These samples are then processed by a third-party laboratory, and the results we receive can help tell you a number of things, such as:
- What rooms are most and least affected
- What type of mold is present
- How many spores were detected
- What other organic or inorganic pollutants were detected
- What allergens are present
Work with SafeAir for Better, Healthier Indoor Living
The invaluable information gained during indoor air quality testing in Toronto will help you make your home a safe and comfortable place to be this fall and winter. As we prepare to spend more hours at home together, a safe living and breathing environment helps you sleep better, have clearer skin, and breathe easier - both literally and metaphorically. For more information on air quality testing in Toronto and the GTA, give us a call at 416-414-5690 or visit our services page for more information on residential air quality testing.