Maintaining good indoor air quality is important for your health. According to the EPA, indoor air quality poses a greater health hazard than outdoor air pollution, with pollutant levels averaging 2 to 5 times higher than outside air. With people now spending about 90% of their time indoors, exposure to poor indoor air quality has never been more significant. The EPA estimates that as many as 15% of Americans are allergic to their own homes and according to the New England Journal of Medicine, 40% of children born today will suffer some form of respiratory disease.
There are many sources of indoor air pollution in any home. Combustion sources, such as gas appliances, fireplaces, and tobacco products can be sources of carbon monoxide and other dangerous pollutants; building materials and furnishings as diverse as insulation, carpet and padding, construction adhesives, furniture and cabinetry made of pressed wood (and their finishes), household cleaning, personal care, and hobby products and more can be sources of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), formaldehyde and other toxic chemicals; while central heating and cooling systems and humidification systems can present or increase dust and moisture related problems, including mold and other biological irritants (bacteria, viruses, etc.).
Indoor air pollution is a risk that can be avoided if you’re informed. As we make homes “tighter” for comfort and energy efficiency, it has never been more important to know exactly what’s in the air you breathe everyday.
Whether you’re building new, considering improvements to an existing home, or simply concerned about your family’s health and the quality of the air in your home, Eco-Synergy Advisors has a package of Indoor Air Quality testing services that is right for you. We can also help develop strategies for controlling and preventing likely causes of indoor air pollution, giving you an action plan.
From air sample collection that monitors for 400+ airborne chemicals and hidden mold growth with a single air sample, to formaldehyde testing, to whole-house air and duct leakage testing, to combustion appliance safety testing, to ventilation and source control strategies, we have the experience and knowledge to provide you with accurate and detailed information, giving you peace of mind and putting you on the path to a healthier home.