Five Signs That You Should Have Your Home Air Quality Checked

November 24, 2018

Air is invisible, but it can have big implications for our health, wellness and comfort. If you are worried that your home air quality is not what it should be, that can add some serious stress to your life.

Fortunately, home air quality tests in Erie County can help solve the mystery that is air quality, and serve as the first step in improving your air quality. But how do you know if a home air quality check is necessary for you?

With that question in mind, here are five signs that you might have poor air quality and should consider scheduling home air quality tests in Erie County:

  • Allergies: Do you find yourself sniffling and sneezing indoors, even when it is not allergy season? Do the symptoms actually improve when you are away from your house? If so, that may be a sign that you have poor air quality. The poor air quality could be caused by ducts that need to be cleaned, or by a more serious issue in your home. Fortunately, a test is the first step to fixing the issue.
  • New symptoms: Allergies are not the only health issue that can be caused by poor air quality in your home. Toxic mold spores and asbestos can cause a range of health problems, including the following: shortness of breath, hearing loss, dizziness, nausea, rashes, fevers, chills, vomiting and muscle loss. If other health issues have been ruled out, these problems could be caused by poor air quality.
  • Lung issues: If you have unhealthy chemicals in your home, it is only a matter of time before they start affecting your lungs. Have you had a bad bout of pneumonia or bronchitis lately that keeps lingering and just won’t go away? The chemicals in your house could be causing the disease, and making it impossible for you to fully heal. This is where home air quality tests in Erie County can help.
  • Recent home changes: Have you recently invested in improvements or repairs in your home? If your contractor used a type of paint, flooring or other material that isn’t good for your air quality, that might be having a negative effect on your symptoms. If you notice new or worsened health problems after a home project has wrapped up, this is something to consider.
  • Draftiness: Finally, clogged or leaking ducts can be a major cause of poor air quality. One of the telltale signs that your ducts are not in proper working condition is that your home is drafty, and that the heating and cooling are inconsistent. Fortunately, a home air quality test can help isolate the problem, which can be fixed.

The idea of having poor air quality is a scary one, but it is not something you have to live with indefinitely. At Ahold Of Mold Environmental, we are happy to help identify what your problem is and offer effective solutions for improving your air quality.

Please feel free to get in touch today for more information!

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