Homeowners know that testing for indoor air quality in Parma, OH is a big part of keeping themselves and their families healthy and safe. Unfortunately, nature has made some of the most dangerous indoor air pollutants insidious. Radon, a natural gas, is odorless, colorless, tasteless, and carcinogenic. Carbon monoxide, which can be the result of a malfunctioning furnace, is odorless, colorless, tasteless, and kills quietly as it replaces oxygen in the blood. Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, can lead to such symptoms as irritation of the mucous membranes, nausea, dizziness, and headache. They’re especially harmful to the vulnerable members of your household, such as babies or the elderly.
These gases alone are why home air quality testing by our HVAC professionals at KW Lang Mechanical is a must. Sometimes the air quality inside a house is so poor that it’s worse than the air quality in an entire town or city whose air quality is substandard.
Parma Home Air Quality Testing
Besides tests for radon and carbon monoxide, our professionals will test for mold in the air inside of your house. The amount of mold can be determined using swabs, petri dishes, air pumps, and tape strips. The most sensitive of these tests can tell you not only that there’s mold in the air but also what kind of mold it is.
Radon is a byproduct of the breakdown of uranium found in granite, and the radon levels in one home can be wildly different from the levels in a house right next door. To be accurate, radon needs to be tested over time as its levels rise and fall. The tests can take from 90 days up to several months. If radon levels are high, a mitigation specialist needs to be called in. A radon detector should also be installed, as should a carbon monoxide detector if your home doesn’t already have one. There should be at least one carbon monoxide detector for each floor of the house.
Other pollutants are a result of paint, insect sprays, and cleaners. New flooring or furniture is notorious for outgassing volatile organic compounds such as formaldehyde. Lingering cigarette smoke is also full of toxins. Since temperature and humidity affect indoor air quality, you might want to get them evaluated as well.
Here are some signs that your indoor air quality may not be good:
- Breathing and other health problems such as headaches and fatigue
- Bad or unusual smells
- Condensation on your walls or windows
- Living in an older home
Supporting Good Indoor Air Quality
Since 1927, our heating and cooling professionals at KW Lang Mechanical have been serving customers in Parma and the surrounding area. We pride ourselves on our knowledge, skill, courtesy, and punctuality. We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and offer our customers not only home air quality testing but help in keeping their air clean and healthy. We can do this through the installation of humidifiers, ventilators, and ultraviolet lamps.
If you believe the quality of your indoor air is unhealthy, contact us at KW Lang Mechanical today. We offer a home air quality testing in Parma.
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