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Spring is Around the Corner, Have You Gotten an Home Air Quality Test Done?

Posted in Air Quality, on March 22, 2021

Is your home ready for spring? Research has revealed that 96% of homes have at least one common air quality issue, making indoor air quality testing your best tool for making this spring a healthy one. Whether you’re interested in radon testing or simply curious about your home, your living environment can be improved this spring by paying closer attention to the air that you breathe. 

Watch Out for Allergy Season!

allergies from poor indoor air qualityThe growing season usually brings with it the return of seasonal allergies, which can be deeply disruptive and uncomfortable for many people. But retreating to the indoors often doesn’t help and can even make allergies worse for some. This happens when your indoor air environment traps allergens or doesn’t have enough ventilation. Particles enter your home through open doors, windows, or on clothes and pets and can get stuck or recycled through your HVAC system. Air quality testing can help identify these problems and point out solutions to help reduce the effects, helping you breathe easier. 

How To Solve Allergy Air Quality Issues

One of the easiest ways to reduce the effect of allergies indoors is to get an air purifier. We recommend choosing HEPA brand filtration systems, which are the best at reducing particles like pollen, pet dander, and dust mites. HEPA filters can come as stand-alone units (perfect to place in bedrooms or living spaces) and be installed to work throughout the whole home. 

How to Solve Pollutant Air Quality Issues

When it comes to more serious air quality pollutants like mold, asbestos, lead, or radon gas, we always recommend calling the experts for inspection and testing. Because of the serious health risks related to these types of pollutants, accurate, reliable testing is crucial — and DIY kits just aren’t good enough. For example: when it comes to radon testing, placement of the testing device and length of the test is crucial. A poorly placed device or short test can have an outsized effect on the results, leading to inaccurate tests and a false sense of security (or panic!). 

Spring Air Quality Testing with SafeAir

This spring, many of us are coming up on a year of working from home because of the pandemic. Living and working in a poor air quality environment can cause eye, nose, throat irritation and an increase in allergy symptoms. Still, it also has tangible effects on the quality of your work, sleep, and relaxation. 

Most air quality testing costs range from $450-$695 for most toxic air pollutants. Once identified, many are easily and inexpensively solved, leading to a healthier and safer indoor air environment. To learn more about air quality testing this spring, call us at 416-414-5690 and ask for a free consultation and learn more about how the spring allergy season affects you. 

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