12 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality at Home
June 4, 2014 Comments Off on 12 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality at Home House Mold, Indoor Air Quality, Mold Symptoms Ben Fetzer

Yes, you can improve indoor air quality with simple tips. Because problems within your home or office building can occur from moisture, insects, pets, appliances, radon, materials in cleaning products, furnishings, smoke, and many other sources. Also, indoor air quality can affect your life from minor annoyances to major health risks. There are a variety of remedies but they all consist of the same things including proper ventilation, cleaning, moisture control and more.

12 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality of Your Home:

  1. House cleaning with an emphasis on reducing dust, pet hair and dander
  2. Bi-Annual service of air conditioning and heating units
  3. Clean air vents every 2-3 years with a professional company that uses only negative pressure vent cleaning.
  4. Repair any plumbing issues or foundation leaks. Because that could produce moisture
  5. Implement the use of humidistats to monitor humidity levels
  6. Prevent the buildup of clutter and dust
  7. Have an annual inspection of crawl spaces, basements & attics
  8. Use hood fans and exhaust fans frequently
  9. Use green-friendly household products vs. chemicals
  10. Run HEPA air purifier throughout your home for air purification
  11. Have carpets cleaned annually
  12. Change HVAC filters every 3 months

Signs of Indoor Air Quality Problems:

  • Unusual or noticeable odors
  • Stale, stuffy air or Noticeable lack of air movement
  • Allergy or illness during the use of HVAC system
  • Excessive humidity or signs of mold or mildew
  • Health reaction after remodeling. So, weatherizing, using new furniture, using household products or moving into a new home.
  • Also, feeling noticeably healthier outside

We recommend those with indoor air quality issues to have an evaluation by a professional. Also, you may choose to have air samples taken for testing to determine the level of possible toxins in the air. Having your home or office visibly inspected by a professional can go long ways in trying to determine the cause of poor indoor air quality issues. We also recommend the use of air purification equipment in addition to the list of recommendations below.

About The Author
Ben Fetzer Ben Fetzer, is the founder and owner of Fresh Start Restoration of Kansas City. He is passionate about informing and educating you the customer. By providing you with insider industry information, he empowers you with knowledge and tools to properly compare companies and spot unethical sales practices. Which unfortunately is far too common in the mold remediation industry. By sharing stories and providing professional tips he gives you the ability to make the right decision for your mold problem! Ben is an experienced mold expert with over 15 years in the cleaning & restoration industry! He has received official training and certifications from the IICRC, ICRA, and NORMI. His history of high integrity and superior quality has made him a leader in the remediation industry. Thereby giving customers outstanding customer experience! Which has resulted in a long history of consistent 5-Star customer ratings since the company began in 2008!