If you’re searching for ways to improve the indoor air quality in your Sikeston, MO home, the experts at Carlos Warren & Son are here to help. Poor air quality is a problem that plagues almost every home. Most homeowners are completely unaware of it. Potentially harmful pollutants indoors can be anywhere from two to five times higher than the concentration outside.
This means the air inside your home could potentially be harming your health. This makes air quality testing so important. Allergens like mold, pollen, dust mites, and pet dander can also contribute to poor air quality. This can trigger allergies, asthma attacks, and other breathing problems.
Air Quality Testing and Solutions
Professional air quality testing is the first step toward improving your home’s air quality. An air quality assessment uses highly advanced sensing equipment to measure the concentration of various airborne pollutants and contaminants. This includes biological contaminants like mold and pollen, as well as chemical contaminants like formaldehyde, combustion fumes, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The assessment also looks at the humidity level inside the building as this can also directly impact air quality.
Airborne allergens and pollutants can come from both outside and inside the home. Even routine activities like cooking and using certain cleaning products can release combustion particles and chemical contaminants. Pollutants can also come from various things you store in your garage or even the traffic out on the streets. Your furniture and the building materials in your home are also a potentially major source of harmful VOCs.
Some of the most common sources of VOCs in homes include:
- Cosmetics, cleaning products, and aerosols
- Paint, varnish, caulking, and building adhesives
- Carpets and composite or vinyl flooring
- Fabrics, upholstery, and furniture foam
Following an air quality test, a professional HVAC technician will then be able to recommend some possible solutions to improve your home’s air quality. For instance, whole-home dehumidifiers or humidifiers can be used for humidity control. Air purifiers, air scrubbers, and whole-home filtration systems can also be used to filter out most airborne contaminants. Even something as simple as having your ducts professionally cleaned can have a major impact on air quality by preventing mold, dust, and other particles from spreading throughout the house.
Sikeston’s Best Indoor Air Quality Experts
With more than 40 years of professional experience, Carlos Warren & Son has what it takes to ensure your home isn’t plagued by issues with poor indoor air quality. We specialize in air quality testing and solutions, including the Lennox Pure Air filtration system, and we offer free estimates on all new equipment. Our technicians also service and repair existing air filtration systems and all makes and models of heating and cooling equipment. We are located on East Malone Street in Sikeston, just a few blocks east of the I-55 and US Highway 62 interchange.
Give Carlos Warren & Son a call today if you have any questions about our indoor air quality assistance is to schedule an air quality assessment.