Home Air Check
Unhealthy indoor air is often undetectable by smell. It’s usually caused by normal everyday consumer items. The good news is that it can often be easily remedied, once you know what’s in your air.
We’ve compiled a checklist below that works as a general guide of leading poor indoor air quality causes that can help determine whether you should check the air in your home. If you check more than one, the probability that your indoor air quality could adversely affect your health increase substantially. Finding out what’s in your air is the first step in making it healthy, and it’s no longer a prohibitively expensive thing to do.
- Does anyone in your family experience itchy eyes, headaches, or respiratory symptoms at home and feel better when they are away?
- Are you in a multi-unit residential building (apartment, duplex, condo, etc.)?
- Do you have pets?
- Have you purchased any new home furnishings in the last year?
- Have you completed any remodeling in the last year?
- Do you have an attached or underground garage?
- Does anyone smoke or vape in your home?
- Do you live in a manufactured home or military housing?
- Currently searching for a new home or looking to sell your home? Know before the signing.
- Do you have an indoor pool, jacuzzi, or sauna?
- Is there an unpleasant/musty odor in the home?
- Previous water damage, not remediated by a licensed professional?
- Does your home heat and/or cool with a non-forced air system such as baseboard, boiler, or geothermal systems?
- Have you performed any energy efficiency upgrades that have tightened the home from heat/cool loss?
- Does anyone in your home suffer from asthma, allergies, or immune compromising illness?
- Is your home within 0.5 miles from any of the following: airport, agricultural area or farm, industrial/chemical plant, or major highway?
- Do you live within 1-2 blocks of or can you smell any of the following in your home: dry cleaner, gas station, golf course, restaurant, or coffee roaster?