Indoor Air Quality in Winter

We all know about "Kennel Cough" and colds spreading inside while homes and businesses are locked down for Winter... what else happens to indoor air quality?

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In winter time the air that we breath is often more stagnant and contains less fresh air and more contaminants. Issues that can impact a person's health are contaminants such as the existence of mold. Many times the mold is hidden under and behind various parts of a structure including behind walls and baseboards, under carpets and linoleum and even above ceiling panels and in air spaces that provide supply air to circulating and heating systems.

It is all around us, and we breathe it every day to stay alive. But how "clean" is the air that we breathe? While we know that it contains oxygen, hydrogen and nitrogen, there may be other substances in the air around us that we do not know about... such as dust, mites, spores, bacteria and hazardous fumes.

Our training products on Indoor Air Quality show employees the potentially harmful effects of poor air quality, and will help them prevent, identify and correct air quality problems. Topics covered in these products include:

  • The sources of air contamination.
  • Adhesive/solvent fumes and vehicle exhaust.
  • How a building's occupants affect indoor air quality.
  • The importance of proper housekeeping.
  • Smoking and secondhand smoke.
  • The use of humidifiers and dehumidifiers.
  • Pollutant pathways, including air ducts and crawlspaces.
  • Heating and air conditioning systems.
  • The signs and symptoms of poor air quality.
  • and more.

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Some of the categories of detrimental health effects of mold exposure are Irritation, Allergic Reactions, Infection and Toxic Responses.

One of the most common causes of mold spores in a commercial or residential building is a water leak that was not properly dried within 24 hours. Many people do not recognize the opportunity that a water leak creates for mold growth. It isn't until much later when symptoms begin to surface that connections begin to be established.

The most efficient and effective way to ensure your indoor air quality is not being compromised by potentially harmful contamination is to hire a professional to perform testing and analysis and if need be the removal of the affected areas of the dwelling. It could save you months or years of negative health consequences.

Also Read Is the air you breathe killing you softly?

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