The Benefits of an Indoor Air Quality Test!
Excellent question because the air quality of your home will have an overall impact on your health.
Contact an indoor air quality specialist, like MSZ Restoration and Contracting, if you smell a mildewy odor, experience consistent allergic reactions, respiratory issues, or sinus infections.
Poor indoor air quality in your home or business could also be caused by other factors such as the building design, heating/cooling design, and/or previous water damage.
Causes of Poor Indoor Air Quality
- Improperly managed humidity levels.
- Airborne dust issues from poorly maintained ducts or other sources within the building.
- Chemical off gassing (VOC’s) from building materials or furniture.
- Inadequate ventilation due to mechanical or building issues.
- Carbon Monoxide (CO) or Carbon Dioxide (CO2) issues.
- Sewer gas issues leading to odor complaints.
- Water damage issues leading to odor complaints or mold growth damage.
- Mold spore issues leading to respiratory complaints.
Key Questions To Ask Yourself
In 2013 Calgary experienced significant flooding. This was one of the wettest summers in years. With all this moisture, air quality will suffer, particularly for home and business owners that directly experienced flooding.
Did your insurance cover all the clean up?
Did you have category 3 water?
Were all of your moisture concerns addressed?
If a tear out occurred, did the restoration company make sure everything was dried out before a rebuild began?
Did you get a Third Party Post Remediation Verification done to ensure that the work was done right?
How is your health? Do you feel better when you are outside or away from your primary living area? If so, the air quality may not be healthy.
If we are to learn from the experiences of residents in New York and New Jersey, that endured flooding, air quality issues are on-going problems.
Residents of Calgary, High River, Toronto, and other flood stricken areas, should not ignore the issue of air quality, simply because it can get worse. Learn from the experience of residents of New York and New Jersey.
If you experienced flooding, it makes long term sense to hire an environmental specialist to test your air quality so that you will have peace of mind. It is better to be safe than sorry and to avoid future health concerns. Contact us today if you have any questions or concerns your indoor air quality!