You may think that the air inside your home is pretty clean. As long as it smells good and there are no obvious signs of something else going on, why would you think otherwise?
The truth is that even your home’s indoor air is not free of things that can harm your health. Here are just some of the things that may be found in your home’s airflow:
- Mold spores
- Pet dander
- VOC (Volatile organic compounds such as cleaning chemicals)
- And more
These elements are known to contribute to a variety of family health problems. If you find yourself coughing, sneezing, experiencing headaches, or becoming sick repeatedly for no discernible reason, then environmental testing may be able to help you discover the cause.
What Is Environmental Testing?
Environmental testing can mean anything from testing soil and water to testing the air in your home. At MoldXpertsNY, we use air samples, surface swabs, and cultures to determine what, exactly, the air in your home is made of.
What you are breathing in can be a huge factor in how you feel, your allergies, and even unexplained illnesses. These are simple, non-invasive tests that may give you the information you need to help you prevent illnesses and allergies from emerging even years after the fact.
How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?
There are things you can do to improve your indoor air quality if an environmental test reveals that there is a problem:
- Use an air purifier with a HEPA filter to eliminate odors and certain contaminants.
- Install tile or hardwood floors instead of carpets.
- Vacuum frequently (using a vacuum that has a HEPA filter).
- Get some house plants. This may seem counterintuitive, but some plants help to filter the air. Good options for air-purifying purposes are Boston ferns and palm trees.
MoldXpertsNY is happy to perform environmental air testing on residential and commercial properties. We also offer select services to improve your indoor air quality, in addition to providing advice and resources. Give us a call today to schedule a test on Long Island, or in Nassau or Suffolk County.