A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding Indoor Air Quality

While a lot of information is reported about air pollution, there’s not a lot of information presented about indoor air quality. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, “Americans, on average, spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors, where the concentrations of some pollutants are often 2 to 5 times higher than typical outdoor concentrations.”

Indoor Air Quality Fact #1: Being Stuck Inside Can Be Harmful

This statistic is even more timely as our nation grapples with the COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) pandemic. When we are spending so much time inside, that means we are exposed to higher concentrations of toxins more often than ever before. These toxins include dust, mold, and stale air. With so much extra time at home, now is as good a time as any to clean up our acts. This is particularly true when it comes to basements and crawl spaces.

Indoor Air Quality Fact #2: Cluttered Spaces Are Dangerous

When it comes to basements and crawl spaces, it’s often out of sight-out of mind. These areas tend to become cluttered with extra items that are either out of season or have no other place. This includes Christmas decorations, junk that you’re saving for your next garage sale, and other odds and ends that don’t fit elsewhere. Basements and crawl spaces are also areas that don’t get as much regular access like bedrooms, the living room, and the kitchen, so the air is much more stale there. It’s not too late to take action on cluttered rooms with stale air.

Indoor Air Quality Fact #3: Taking Action Can Control Pollutants

While removing clutter and airing our stale rooms is a great start, understanding other common air pollutants that may be hiding inside your home is just as important to improving air quality. Removing these potential irritants can help family members who suffer from breathing problems like asthma. For example, no longer allowing anyone to smoke inside the house can remove several different dangerous toxins. Regularly removing dust, dander, and mold spores can also improve overall lung function for the whole family.

Indoor Air Quality Fact #4: HS Restoration Can Help!

Now that we’ve take a look at what makes indoor air quality so important, it’s time to take a look at what makes HS Restoration so good at what they do. Our team has been assisting customers with improving their overall air quality for many years. We work hard to design a custom solution to address the dangers in your home. Don’t delay–contact us today!