Why You Should Consider Testing Your Indoor Air Quality


Indoor air pollution is more common than you think. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the air inside your home can be up to five-times more polluted than the air outside. If that’s not reason enough to consider testing your indoor air quality, review the points below.

Fall and winter are approaching. To conserve energy, we tend to seal up windows and doors in your homes, offices and schools during the colder months. The EPA reports that when not enough outdoor air enters a building, pollutants can accumulate to unhealthy levels. Test your indoor air quality this fall to ensure your home is being adequate ventilated.

There are many indoor air pollutants you may not know exist. You probably know not to mix certain cleaning products and to avoid smoking indoors. But there are other sources of indoor air pollution that you may not be familiar with. For example, building materials, damp carpets, and outdoor pollutants like radon and pesticides could enter your home and wreak havoc on its air quality. Testing is a smart way to identify these pollutants.

Good indoor air quality has wide-ranging impact. A building’s air quality doesn’t just affect its inhabitants’ lungs. The EPA points out that high-quality indoor air “contributes to a favorable learning environment for students, productivity for teachers and staff, and a sense of comfort, health, and welfare for school building occupants.”

If the air in your home or office isn’t as clean as it should be, call the air quality experts of EnviroGreen Boston at (844) 775-7700. With over 50 years of combined experience, we offer a wide range of non-toxic cleaning solutions for your home or business. Keep up with all of our tips and updates by liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter, and adding us to your circles on Google+.

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