Now more than ever, air quality testing is an important tool that homeowners need to take advantage of for the sake of their own health and well-being.
As Canadians, we spend an estimated 90% of our time indoors. As such, it is crucial that the air we breathe be clean and free of pollutants. Such pollutants may include dust, mold, bacteria, tobacco smoke, perfumes, cleaners, and gases produced by appliances.
The effects that these pollutants have on our health vary from person to person. However, long-term exposure to any of these items has been linked to health conditions such as respiratory illness. People are also likely to experience a number of symptoms such as eye, nose or throat irritation, headache, fatigue, dizziness, coughing and itchiness.
Fortunately, air quality testing offers people a way of finding out whether the air in their homes, offices, or any other space is clean and safe. The results of an air quality test will reveal exactly what types of pollutants are present in the air sample and in what concentrations. Based on these results, homeowners can proceed to remedy any problems revealed by air test.
In a lot of cases, poor air quality is the result of mold. Mold is a year-round problem for homeowners, as it can hide behind walls and under carpets—invisible to the naked eye. It is a common problem in basements and bathrooms where moisture levels are typically higher. Because of their small size, mold spores can spread quickly to contaminate other areas of a home. If ignored and allowed to proliferate, mold can also be a very costly problem to fix.
Some types of mold are toxic and can lead to severe illness if left untreated. That’s why it is important to get an air quality test if you suspect a mold problem.
Mold Busters is an Ottawa-based mold remediation company that has realized the growing need for air quality testing. That’s why we provide affordable air quality testing services by experienced mold technicians. We deliver fast results and are always there to answer clients’ questions or concerns. To book an air quality test or a mold inspection, give us a call or visit our website at www.bustmold.com.