Why Should You Have an Air Quality Test?
Many people only think of pollution in the outside air when they think about bad air quality. They are unaware, however, that the air quality inside their houses might be considerably worse. Indoor air pollution can cause a variety of health issues, such as allergy and asthma symptoms.
That's why having a home air quality test before you move in, and on a frequent basis afterward, is essential. Here are the top indoor air quality issues that may be diagnosed with proper testing:
Nobody likes to deal with the symptoms of allergies or asthma, and no one wants to return home to an allergen-filled house. Any allergens present, such as dust mites, pet dander, and rodents, may be easily identified by testing the air quality within your house. When you know
which allergens you need to eliminate through the air quality test, a qualified HVAC specialist can help you decide if an indoor air cleaner would benefit.
Radon is a colorless and odorless gas that is hazardous to your health and can lead to lung cancer. An indoor air quality test can determine the amount of radon in your house. The use of charcoal canisters is a DIY testing alternative, however expert testing is strongly advised.
You should get the interior air quality checked for asbestos if you're moving into an older property. Asbestos, which was once widely employed as an efficient type of insulation in older homes, is now recognized as a dangerous material that can cause lung cancer. If you're buying a house constructed before 1980, you should get it asbestos-tested before you sign the contract. Asbestos cleanup is costly, and it's a good incentive to keep looking for a new home.
Contact us to learn how BEAM HVAC can help improve and optimize your indoor air quality and to learn about our additional environmental services.