Home Air Quality FAQ

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Home Air Quality FAQ

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Q: What should you know about air Quality in your home?

A: 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.
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Q: Is Poor Air Quality Related to Any Illnesses?

A: You inhale approximately 15,000 or more quarts of air per day and poor air quality can cause illness. If you live in a property where moisture in the air has been built up through washing, bathing, cooking and breathing, there may be a concoction of pollutants that are struggling to escape from your home. This “dirty” air can have a detrimental effect on our health and the interior of our home.

So what effects can poor air quality have on our health? Poor air quality can cause sicknesses such as headaches, tiredness, and respiratory illnesses. There has been a report in recent years by the World Health Organisation, that suggest that polluted air could be causing serious illness. This can be caused by exposure to indoor air and outdoor air pollution.

Q: What Should I Know About Home Ventilation?

A: So how can you reduce pollution inside your home? The scariest thing about air pollution is that we cannot see it building up within our homes.

If your home is not being ventilated properly, then you could have damaging air pollutants lurking in your home. The side effect above can be serious if they are subjected to someone with poorer health.

At Richardson and Starling, we work with EnviroVent, air quality control specialists . A Richardson and Starling surveyor will come to your home and access what solution is best for you. Our teams work in apartments, flats, bungalows and houses across Scotland and the North England, installing home ventilation systems that will improve the air quality in your home.
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Q: Is Air Pollution a Serious Problem?

A: 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 their home to improve their energy efficacy and making your home air tight. This is affecting the quality of the air that we are breathing in. Those who are at the biggest risk are Children, asthma sufferers and the elderly. This group is especially sensitive to indoor air pollution and the effects may even show years after exposure.

Q: What does Indoor air pollution consist of?

A: 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)
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It is important that your property is properly ventilated to stop a build-up of pollutants staying in the air within your home.

Q: Do Richardson and Starling provide Guarantees?

A: Our home ventilation team will help you through the whole process, offering you the best way to improve the air quality in your home .

Our business has over eight decades’ experience in the property care industry. Richardson and Starling work in partnership with EnviroVent to make sure your home is protected with remedial air quality systems.
We have worked in all types of homes and properties across Scotland and the North of England eradicating air pollution problems that affect them. We treat all our customer’s homes with respect and deliver their remedial work quickly and efficiently. With thousands of successful contracts completed, we are extremely proud of our achievements in helping to improve people’s living conditions.
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Would you like to find out more about our business, just look at our testimonials! We offer all our customers a guarantee for the air quality systems as we understand the importance of good air quality. We are also award winners and have been awarded “UK Contractor of The Year 2016 and 2017” by The Property Care Association!

About Us

Poor air quality can cause a number of problems in your home. We not only have specialist teams in ventilation but condensation, rot and damp too. At Richardson & Starling, we offer property owners and residents of Edinburgh, Glasgow and 10 other areas across Scotland and Cumbria with property preservation and property repair services.

We only work with partner suppliers that will work with us to maintain our first class, award winning service and reputation.

With over eight decades of experience and 12 branches across the UK, we over quality services at competitive prices to our clients.

The Richardson and Starling Team

We are known for our customer service both onsite and off. Every job that we complete is completed by our skilled technicians. For every new employee that starts working at Richardson & Starling, they are informed 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, leaving you a cleaner and safer environment. Before any work is started in your property, every site is assessed by a Richard 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 air quality improved.

While our team is working on your property we will keep you updated on how the process is going. A member of our team will also regularly supervise the work at your property, ensuring that you and our team are kept safe and that the works are completed to the specification.

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What if someone told you that the water from your home was contaminated, would you still drink it? If the air in your home is polluted, it is important that you have a ventilation system installed .

If you do have an air quality problem, call Richardson and Starling today for more information. We work in partnership with EnviroVent to improve your home’s air quality .

What areas of Scotland and England do we cover? Contact us to find out more, our teams across the UK will travel to you! We have local surveyors and teams that understand the specific requirements for your area. We are leaders in Home ventilation and would be pleased to help you improve your home air quality.

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We would like to help you with any problems in your home. Our Richardson and Starling teams cover areas across Scotland and North England. Call Richardson and Starling today and we will be able to direct you to the appropriate team for you.
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