We’re sure you do everything you can to keep harmful contaminants out of your home, but what about those that might already be lurking indoors? Advancements in home building techniques have made it so that home’s are buttoned up nice and tight — so tight though, that the air inside your home can actually be 2-5 times more contaminated that the air outdoors. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take as a homeowner to ensure the air you and your family breathe is as safe as possible.
Keep an eye out. Mold, mildew and bacterial growth can typically all been seen upon visual inspection. Make sure you’re checking any dark, damp places in your home frequently, including kitchens, bathrooms, basements, and even inside closet or cabinets. Pay special attention to areas where plumbing is exposed and be cognizant of repairing any leaks that should occur.
Use your nose. Many indoor air contaminants have a distinct odor. Mold and mildew for example, omit a pungent musty aroma and natural gas leaks can usually be smelt from a mile away. If you smell something out of the ordinary, don’t ignore it. Get to the bottom of things and find the source as fast as possible.
Install detectors. Many of the most dangerous indoor air contaminants — like carbon monoxide and radon — are odorless, colorless gases. As you can imagine, these silent killers are nearly impossible to detect without assistance. Fortunately, there are easy-to-install detection systems that can help keep you and your family safe.
Are you concerned about whether or not your home’s indoor air quality is up to par? If so, allow the specialists at Tyler Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration LLC to come provide a full assessment and explain all of your solution options.
Learn more about our indoor air quality services online, or call 203-378-4700 to schedule your a consultation today.