benefits of testing your home air
The EPA has declared that indoor air quality is a greater health hazard than outdoor air pollution, with pollutants being up to 100 times higher indoors than outdoors. Whether you know it or not, the air in your home can contain harmful chemicals from numerous sources that could make you feel sick or make asthma and other health conditions worse.
Many of the most common products in our homes – even those we use to clean and freshen our air – are prime sources of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Even the materials our homes are made of can sometimes release harmful chemicals into the air, like formaldehyde. These VOCs “off-gas” continuously over time, sometimes for years. And the age of a home doesn’t matter when it comes to VOC contamination. In fact, newer more energy-efficient homes don’t breathe properly and sometimes are more polluted than older homes. The bottom line is when enough of these chemicals are emitted into your home’s atmosphere, it can cause irritation, breathing trouble, and illness.
Home Air Check tests for the presence of these harmful airborne chemicals, even hidden mold, to help you identify their sources so you can do something about them.
Knowing what's in your air can help you: