Most people know that outdoor air pollution can negatively affect health, but they may not know that indoor air pollution can have harmful and severe health consequences. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, levels of air pollution indoors can be up to 100 times higher than outdoor levels. Indoor air quality, or IAQ, is vital to both short-term and long-term health as well as our everyday lives. So, what can you do about increasing the quality of air in your home or business?
Ensuring your property has high-quality indoor air ensures an adequate supply for fresh, clean air and minimizes the risk of indoor air pollution. Indoor pollutants and sources that release gases or particles, such as mold and lead, are two primary causes of indoor air quality problems. Poor ventilation can likewise increase pollutant levels. Poor ventilation prevents clean, outdoor air from coming indoors to reduce and dilute emissions from indoor sources and bring outside any polluted indoor air. High temperatures and high humidity levels (common in North Central Florida) can also increase pollutant concentrations. There is a wide range of sources of indoor air pollutants, including the following. Hiring professional indoor air quality experts, such as those with Maven Construction Group, helps ensure everyone within your property breathes clean air that’s free from harmful pollutants.
Just as excellent-quality and well-maintained indoor air quality can be beneficial for your health, poor quality from contaminated air sources, such as dirty air vents and other sources of airborne pollutants, can negatively affect your health in several ways. The consequences of poor indoor air quality can present immediately, such as headaches, dizziness, breathing issues, fatigue, and irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat. More severe effects may last a lifetime. Some effects of poor indoor air quality, such as cancer, heart disease, and respiratory conditions, among others, may display symptoms only after prolonged exposure to poor ventilation. In some cases, these consequences can be fatal. Increasing your indoor air quality can help you avoid both immediate and long-term health consequences by mitigating pollutants from your indoor spaces. Our company is a licensed general contractor specializing in IAQ, including detecting microbes associated with viruses, bacteria, mold, mildew, and other contaminants. Contact us today to start improving the quality of your indoor air!
In addition to improving the overall quality of your indoor air and reducing your likelihood of suffering short- and long-term health consequences from poor IAQ, scheduling IAQ services from a trusted provider can likewise contribute to a cleaner space both in residential and commercial spaces. Better indoor air quality means a significant elimination of airborne particulates, bacteria, viruses, germs, mold, mildew, and dust, resulting in a cleaner and healthier indoor environment. Higher IAQ likewise means choosing cleaning products with better, cleaner, and more natural ingredients that contribute to your space’s health and the establishment of regular cleaning routines. In addition to a cleaner space, prioritizing indoor air quality balances indoor humidity levels, resulting in a more comfortable home or business for everyone within the property, as well as reduced overall energy costs, as IAQ services optimize your heating and cooling systems functionality.
Locally owned and operated in Gainesville, FL, Maven Construction Group is a licensed general contractor, Angie’s List Certified Contractor, and is accredited and A-rated by the Better Business Bureau. Maven has delivered the best damage restoration and reconstruction services in North Central Florida for more than 15 years.Certified General Contractor Lic # CGC1519003 Certified Mold Remediation Lic # MRSR2344