The air inside a building can be far worse than the air outside, and not many are considerate about this thing. The ones who know the difference between the air quality inside and outside, usually adopt methods like aerosol sprays, room fresheners and so on. Sticking to such options will only add fragrance to the floating germs, and instead of improving the air quality of your place, it will degrade it more.
If not air sprays then what will actually improve the air inside? It is important to note that to improve the indoor air quality, you must conduct indoor air quality testing to find which chemicals and germs are suspended in the air and how to get rid of them.
Once the level of contamination is confirmed, the plan to eliminate harmful chemicals must be conducted selectively and strategically. However, you must note that it is the work of the professional air-quality testing company since the tests vary depending upon the conditions, accuracy level and costs. Whatever the test type may be, it will help to get rid of the harmful particles and in turn, improve the air quality.
Indoor Air Quality Testing and Contaminants
You must know that a single test cannot detect all the harmful chemicals present in the air; to find the presence of different chemicals, a series of tests must be run. But you can always check whether the quality of air in your house is worse, average, moderate or perfect through air quality testing. It the test says worse or moderate then call the experts to enhance the air quality of your home.
Down below are mentioned common pollutants that could be present in your house-
1) Biological Pollutants-
Biological pollutants are in the form of light, and tiny little particles that are hard to see sometimes. At the same time, the naked eye can witness some of them, for instance, pollen, bacteria, moulds, dust mites, dander and certain viruses can spread to various surfaces via air and cause allergic reactions in humans like hypersensitivity pneumonitis and allergic rhinitis, especially to sensitive people. The other health problems caused by the germs and microorganisms present in the air could be dizziness, fever, sneezing, cough, cold and shortness of breath.
2) Chemical Pollutants-
The daily use of chemical products like washing powder to wash clothes, dish soaps to do the dishes, home cleaning chemicals and various others lead to the escape of volatile organic compounds in the air. Besides, other sources like building materials, furnishings, office equipment, and graphics and craft materials can also add the volatile compounds in the air and exposure to such toxic compounds can lead to chronic and acute problems in people. Short term exposure can result in respiratory tract infection, eye irritation, dizziness, headache, memory impairment and nausea. Therefore, it is important to get rid of such toxic chemicals by hiring professionals for running indoor air quality tests.
3) Combustion Pollutants-
They enter the atmosphere through smoke and combustion, burning gas and escape of carbon monoxide. The higher content of combustion pollutants can prove to be fatal while the lower contents can cause headaches, dizziness, weakness, nausea, confusion, and fatigue.