Have you ever encountered a wildfire in your area? If so, you must admit that it is a safety hazard. Wildfires are a threat to both animals and humans living within or near the area.
Wildfire soot contains various gases and particles from the materials fueling the fire.
Schedule a soot air test after a fire to ensure your home is as healthy as possible. The danger of soot does not end once the flames have died down. A fire or puff back can severely affect the quality of indoor air, particularly through soot contamination. This poses a serious health risk to you and your family.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average American in the US spends approximately 93% of their lives indoors. This data highlights the importance of ensuring indoor areas, be it in a home or business, are environmentally healthy.
In general, homeowners should replace pleated air filters and furnace filters in their homes every few months. These filters trap dust, dirt, and allergens, and the longer they’re in place, the more likely they are to become clogged and have decreased efficiency.
Most basements we test are very sick and lack proper ventilation causing a build up of harmful toxins. As a homeowner, your basement has limitless potential. The additional space can be used as a personal gym, guest room, play area, office, and more.
In basements all around the country, there is a problem with fiberglass insulation becoming overbaked. What this means is that there were inconsistencies with the process of thermal curing insulation batts. If the insulation is cured for too long, it results in a persistent odor emanating from the batts.
Schools face significant healthy air challenges and need portable air purifiers during this second wave of Covid-19. While remote learning may be a prudent short-term measure, schools will eventually have to open their doors. IndoorDoctor wants to help do that safely.
The use of ultraviolet, or UV, light inside a HEPA filtration system is not recommended by the CDC.1 There is an underlying belief that UV light will eliminate practically all pollutants and viruses, including COVID-19, and act as an excellent air purifier.
10 Ways Your Baby’s Bedroom Air Quality Can be Improved
1. Only use No VOC and No Odor paints: Before you paint your baby’s bedroom that perfect shade, make sure the paint you’ve chosen does not contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) or harmful odors.
So you just got your lab work back and shows a myxotoxin exposure. The next step is to schedule a certified mold inspection in your home. IndoorDoctor has a dedicated mold testing plan for your situation consisting of mold air sampling throughout your home to identify any hot spots of particular molds that contain mycotoxins.