Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) has a huge impact on your family’s health. Poor IAQ can cause several health issues, some of which manifest as mental fog, fatigue, headaches, asthma, as well as irritation of the lungs, nose, throat and eyes.
Research on air quality shows that the quality of indoor air can sometimes be worse than that of outdoor air, even for highly industrialized cities.
We understand the impact that clean and fresh air can have on your health and comfort. Our team is dedicated to providing solutions that help you breathe easy, free from pollutants and allergens.
Improving Indoor Air Quality in Houston
About 20% of Americans Encounter Poor Air Quality Either at Home or in Their Offices!
EPA estimates that indoor air contains up to five times more pollution than outdoor air!
IAQ depends on several factors that pollute the air. For example, the humidity may be too low or too high, or there may be problems controlling the temperature. Further, the use of chemicals during deep cleaning and remodeling may pollute the air.
Most homes experience air pollution from one form of pollutant or the other such as carbon monoxide, cleaning supplies, dust from renovation, pesticides, volatile organic compound (VOCs), mold, or other airborne chemicals. These substances have a negative impact on air quality.
The most important aspect of improving IAQ is having proper ventilation. Heating and cooling systems also play a big role in determining internal air quality.
The ProGeneralService Approach to Indoor Air Quality
Our commitment to excellence is evident in every step of our indoor air quality services.
① Air Quality Testing
We use advanced technology to measure indoor air quality parameters, including pollutants, allergens, and humidity levels. This data forms the basis for our recommendations.
Mold and Mildew
Mold and mildew can flourish in any part of a house where the conditions are ripe. Although it may not be noticeable, it releases gases into the air, which cause health issues such as:
- Asthma attacks;
- Respiratory problems;
- Lung infections;
- Allergic reactions;
Gas leaks result from harmful pollutants due to everyday activities.
The most common and lethal gasses are Carbon monoxide (CO) and Nitrogen dioxide (NO2). Interestingly, they are products of the daily use of household items. Although NO2 is reddish-brown in color with a distinctive odor, CO has no odor or color. The nature of CO2 makes it the most dangerous gas, as you can be inhaling it without knowing.
Many lives are lost in the US yearly due to these gases. Some of the most common sources for these deadly gases are:
- Tobacco smoke;
- Heating stoves;
- Space heaters.
Radon is a deadly gas that emanating from the soil, and which can seep into homes. It poses no major threat to your health when emitted outdoors, as it dilutes into the expansive outdoor air. However, it poses a huge health risk when it seeps into your house.
Some quick facts about Radon include:
- It is colorless and odorless;
- It is responsible for the second-highest number of lung cancer cases in the U.S.;
- It is a product of decaying uranium from deep underground;
It poses the highest risk to lower floors;
- Every year, about 21,000 people in the US die due to Radon.
Do-it-yourself radon test kits exist. However, it is advisable to engage professionals to test for this gas.
② Source Identification and Removal
Identifying and eliminating sources of indoor air pollutants is crucial. We address issues such as mold, dust, pet dander, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) to create a healthier environment.
③ Ventilation and Filtration
Proper ventilation and air filtration systems play a significant role in maintaining indoor air quality. We offer solutions that ensure a continuous flow of fresh, filtered air.
Ultraviolet UV Light Air Purifiers
Installing a UV/Ultraviolet Light air purifier into the HVAC system ductwork is a viable solution to improve IAQ.
A germicidal UV-C Light Purifier is a device installed in the air ducts to purify and sanitize air, improving air quality for the home or office.
As air passes through the purifier, the UV light makes the pollutants in the air such as viruses, mold and bacteria harmless, by altering their genetic molecular structure. Thus, the air from the system is purified and safe to breathe.
Filtration as a process may help reduce air pollution in the HVAC system. However, it may not be effective for very small microorganisms and particles, such as viruses. The UV light purifier helps complement filtration. It is also effective in getting rid of molds and pathogens in the HVAC system as well as drain pan, which could spread throughout a building.
Benefits of a UV Light Disinfectant System
- Indoor air purification;
- Neutralization of odors and toxic VOCs;
- Inhibition of mold growth in the HVAC system;
- Makes bacteria, viruses and mold harmless;
- Improvement of airflow.
The Benefits of Professional Indoor Air Quality Services
Opting for professional indoor air quality services offers numerous advantages for your health and comfort.
Clean indoor air reduces the risk of respiratory issues, allergies, and other health concerns, contributing to a higher quality of life.
Improved indoor air quality leads to a more comfortable living environment, with fewer odors and pollutants that can cause discomfort.
Our solutions are designed to work in tandem with your HVAC systems, optimizing their efficiency and reducing energy consumption.
Breathe Better with ProGeneralService
Ready to take a step towards a healthier indoor environment? Partner with ProGeneralService for professional indoor air quality services that make a difference. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and create a living space where you can breathe easy.
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Can I maintain improved indoor air quality on my own?
While simple measures like regular cleaning can help, professional solutions ensure thorough and lasting improvements in indoor air quality.
Are your methods safe for pets and children?
Yes, our methods prioritize safety for all occupants, including pets and children. We use certified techniques and products.
Can indoor air quality impact productivity in a business setting?
Absolutely, better air quality can lead to increased employee comfort, better concentration, and improved overall productivity.
How often should I consider improving indoor air quality?
Regular assessments are recommended, especially if you notice signs of poor air quality or after significant changes to your living environment.
Can improved indoor air quality benefit my health?
Yes, improved air quality can lead to better respiratory health, fewer allergies, and an overall enhanced sense of well-being.
How can I tell if my indoor air quality is poor?
Signs of poor indoor air quality include allergies, respiratory issues, odors, and excessive dust. Our assessment can provide a clear picture.