Poor indoor air quality in your St. Louis, MO, home is more common than you may think. It can occur for various reasons, many of which you may have never even thought of. Here are the following causes of poor IAQ:
Paints that are used in your home are full of chemicals and other harmful compounds. There may no longer be lead in your paint, but there are still some pollutants that stay around even after the paint has dried. If you need to paint your home, consider an all-natural paint that doesn’t have harmful chemicals.
It’s necessary to use multiple cleaners and solutions to keep your home clean and in top condition. These substances can infect the air in your home, causing potential health concerns. Consider using all-natural cleaners or bleaches that won’t harm your air quality.
One of the most obvious harmful air pollutants is tobacco smoke. Your children and other adults in the home can inhale the secondhand smoke, leading to respiratory problems and possibly cancer. To keep your indoor air quality healthy, don’t allow people to smoke inside your home.
It’s even possible to have a radon leak in your home. The leak may come from any cracks that are in your foundation or walls. Test radon in your air and have it removed to keep you and your loved ones safe.
Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
If you believe your home has been exposed to one of these harmful pollutants, get your indoor air quality checked as soon as possible. Contact us at C & G Heating & Cooling to find out how we can help you improve your indoor air quality. Our technicians will discuss any questions you have and recommend IAQ products for your home.
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