Indoor Air Quality
This might seem a bit alarming, but indoor air is up to 70 times more polluted than outdoor air according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Strangely enough, it’s because we’re getting better at building: with properties, much better sealed and built air tighter than ever in the past so airborne contaminants don’t disperse as quickly. To put it another way, because our homes are now less draughty there’s less air circulation and ventilation! What is home air quality and what causes the problems?
Condensation is normally caused by increased air moisture in conjunction with property defects or modern improvements in insulation, draught proofing and double glazing which all result in reduced ventilation. All these factors allow moisture-laden air created in the property to evaporate onto cold surfaces such as windows or walls in the form of condensation. The temperature of the wall surface at which this moisture will form is called the ‘dew point” The quantity of moisture within the air (known as the “relative humidity”) comes from breathing, bathing, cooking, domestic activities or property defects. One person on their own can produce up to four pints of moisture per day! For a full list of our property preservation services visit our property preservation page
Mould Removal & Air Quality
Mould spores are known allergens, their microscopic spores are often powdery and become airborne at the slightest disturbance.