Three Reasons for Indoor Air Quality Inspections
Posted on: June 2, 2014
One of the most important air conditioning services available for your Palm Harbor home is having an indoor air quality inspection. Midway can inform you of potential airborne hazards in your home, and remove. While you may think that your home is fine, there may be hazards that you can not pick up without professional help. Here are three reasons that you may want to consider an air quality inspection:
When you think of harmful gases in your home, you may only think of carbon monoxide; however radon is just as harmful. Like carbon monoxide, radon is both colorless and odorless, but is also the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Radon is emitted from uranium which is found in nearly all soils throughout the country. While the low doses of radon can be harmless in wide outdoor spaces and open air, it can be extremely dangerous if it seeps in through your home’s foundation and builds up to higher levels. The inspections provided by professional air conditioning services have state of the art equipment used to detect harmful chemical gas.
While asbestos is no longer used in new home construction, it is still possible that this versatile and heat resistant mineral fiber is inside older homes. When disturbed, fibers are released into the air, and when inhaled they have been known to cause asbestosis, mesothelioma cancer, and other respiratory issues. Even though the asbestos is only dangerous if disturbed, it can become an especially serious problem in older homes that are in need of repairs, are currently undergoing renovations, or have in the past. To find out if your home has been built with the use of asbestos, a professional will need to inspect your home.
Mold and Mildew
In humid or moist areas such as bathrooms or basements, mold and mildew can form which aggravates allergies, and negatively affects your family’s health. These pollutants can cause nasal stuffiness, skin irritation, runny nose, and wheezing. Studies have also linked indoor mold exposure to the development of asthma in young children. Mold can also grow inside the ductwork of your HVAC system. Professional air conditioning services can provide a complete analysis, install filters, and perform duct cleaning if necessary.
If you feel like the indoor air quality of your Palm Harbor home needs to be inspected, contact Midway Services today to schedule an appointment, and eliminate these pollutants immediately!