What should you know about Indoor Air Quality?
It is important that your home has a high standard of indoor air quality. Did you know that the average person spends 90% of their time indoors? 70% of this time is spent at their own home. If your home has poor air quality, then you could be damaging your health.
Homeowners are becoming increasingly aware of their environmental footprint. Most people do everything possible to retain heat within their homes, blocking up chimneys, insulating our walls and draught proofing vulnerable areas in our homes. This may be great for the winter months, making our homes warmer and more comfortable, however, the air inside our homes is locked in. This reduces the quality of the air which means the air we are breathing is stale.
Is Poor Indoor Air Quality Related to Any Illnesses?
You inhale approximately 15,000 times per day and poor indoor air quality can cause illness. If you live in a property where you have poor ventilation there may be a concoction of pollutants that are struggling to escape from your home. Poor indoor air quality can cause Illness such as headaches, tiredness, and aggravate respiratory problems.
How can you reduce pollution inside your home?
If your home is not being ventilated properly, then you could have damaging air pollutants lurking in your home.
At Richardson and Starling, we work with EnviroVent, air quality control specialists. If you suspect poor air quality in your home a Richardson and Starling surveyor can visit your property and access what solution is best for you. Our teams work in apartments, flats, bungalows and houses across Scotland and the North of England, installing home ventilation systems that will improve the air quality in your home.
Is Indoor Air Pollution a Serious Problem?
In recent years, air pollution has been a topic of debate in local newspapers and other media. Many people think that air pollution is only found outdoors, however, this couldn’t be more wrong. Society is continuously making improvements to property to remove drafts and make them more air tight. The aim of these improvements is to make your home more energy efficient and comfortable. Although this is good the changes can affect the quality of the air that we are breathing.
What does Indoor air pollution consist of?
There are many chemicals and organism that can pollute the air in your home from aerosol cans to cleaning material as noted below.
- Volatile Organic Compounds (furniture and carpets)
- Carbon monoxide (smoking, heating and cooking appliances)
- Humidity (cooking, showering, washing and ironing)
- Toxic (mould spores found in household dust)
- Odours (cooking and pets)
- Allergens (house dust mites)
- Carbon dioxide (household appliances and residents)
- Chemicals (bleach, deodorants, cleaning products and fabric softener)
It is important that your property is properly ventilated to stop a build-up of pollutants staying in the air within your home.
The Richardson and Starling Team
We aim to deliver quality customer service to all our clients. Every job is completed by our skilled technicians and every new employee at Richardson & Starling are trained that health and safety is at the centre of every job that we complete.
Our home air quality team will treat your home or property with the utmost respect and before any work is started your property problem will be assessed by a Richardson and Starling surveyor.
Call us today to book your property survey. A member of our team will visit your home and will create a specific plan that suits your property. We like to get things moving as quickly as possible so that the work can be completed and the indoor air quality improved.