Many homeowners understand that any type of mold is something that you do not want in your home. On top of that, it is definitely not something that you want circulating through the air you and your family members breathe in regularly. However, taking the time and effort to get your home and indoor air quality tested by a professional to check for pollutants and allergens such as mold typically isn’t on everyone’s list of things to do. Now, more than ever is the time to get your air quality checked considering the flu and other viruses circulating around. There are a variety of undesirable health consequences that come along with having a substantial amount of mold in your house. Here at Ecotelligent Homes, we can thoroughly check your home for any signs of mold and poor air quality and properly implement the solutions for remediation.
The Importance of Mold Testing
Mold testing is important for a variety of different reasons. While moisture and musty smells can indicate that there’s mold growing somewhere, there are many other instances where you might not be able to identify mold growth. The distinct black substance is usually easy to identify on your own however, it’s possible for mold to grow behind walls and in other hidden, hard-to-reach areas of a home. These areas of mold can cause many different problems within your home and it can also have a direct effect on the health of you and your family. A few of these health problems associated with mold growth include:
- Allergic reactions in individuals who are sensitive to mold.
- Can worsen symptoms in individuals who have allergies.
- Respiratory issues including difficulty breathing and a tight chest.
By having a professional come to your home for inspection, those hard-to-find spots where mold is growing can be clearly identified. Along with finding these problem areas of your home, a team of professionals can implement solutions in order to eliminate these specific areas of mold and stop any further growth. This will lead to better indoor air quality and will also lessen the risk of the health problems associated with mold growth.
What to Know About Indoor Air Pollution
We constantly breathe in the air in our homes each and every day, but what exactly is in the air we are breathing in? Sure, we might smell a foul odor here and there that could indicate something in the air but actually knowing exactly what’s in the air can be a difficult task. Pollutants and other allergens can’t necessarily be seen in the air but can still be present. While pollutants such as mold can give off a musty odor in some spaces, it can still be difficult to pinpoint the location of such mold and understand how it is affecting your indoor air quality. To better understand the effects pollutants can have on air quality, it’s best to know some of the main pollutants that can circulate through indoor air at any time. Some of the different pollutants that can contribute to indoor air pollution within a home include:
- Particulate Matter
- Carbon Monoxide
- Carbon Dioxide
- Volatile Organic Compounds
While this is not an extensive list of pollutants that can be in the air, these are some of the most common ones that are typically found in home air quality tests. Each one of these pollutants will have a direct negative effect on the overall indoor air quality of your home. Since you can’t always see these contaminants with a naked eye, it’s extremely important to have a professional conduct a thorough examination for you to certainly know what is in the air. Knowing what pollutants are in the air will help pave a path for implementing the best controls and solutions for improving your indoor air quality.
Ready to improve your indoor air quality?
If you are ready to take the next steps to improve your indoor air quality and remove mold in your house, our team of knowledgeable professionals at Ecotelligent Homes are ready to help you. Whether you are noticing that you or a family member’s allergies seem more bothersome than usual or maybe you just want to get your indoor air quality assessed, we can get you started with our comprehensive home energy audit. At Ecotelligent Homes, we strive to create comfortable living spaces for families throughout Metro Detroit and that means breathing clean, fresh air inside of your home during all seasons. Contact us today to schedule your mold inspection and indoor air quality appointment!