February Is National Care About Your Indoor Air Month

Here at AirMD, an innovative environmental testing company with expertise in indoor air quality testing, every month is Care About Your Indoor Air Month. But in February, we have found out, the whole country gets on board with a celebration of National Care About Your Indoor Air Month.

According to Buildings.com, a community of facility managers and building owners responsible for the operation of commercial and public buildings, “The EPA lists poor indoor air quality among the top 5 environmental risks in the U.S. Poor IAQ is often blamed for poor concentration in school children and can trigger asthma, which accounts for three million lost work days for adults and a staggering 10 million lost school days for children.”

On top of that, “Asthma costs the U.S. Approximately $16 billion annually, with approximately 160 million Americans breathing in unhealthy air during the course of any given day,” the pros at Buildings.com add.

That should give you an idea of why we care about the quality of your indoor air and test to make sure it isn’t harming you or your family or your employees throughout the year. It’s always a good time to be concerned about the air you are breathing.

How Should You Celebrate National Care About Your Indoor Air Quality Month?

You don’t necessarily need to call in the experts to improve the indoor air quality of your home or business. There are simple steps you can take to create a healthier environment.

Among other things, the folks at Southern Trust Home Services, an HVAC and plumbing company in Virginia, suggest that you check for leaking pipes and damp spots in cabinets and throughout your home. “When thinking of IAQ, one would not think that plumbing could be a factor,” they say. “Damp spots can quickly turn into mildew or mold, creating potential breathing hazards inside the home. Condensation is also a sign of poor ventilation, which can contribute to mold and mildew as well.”

Other tips include:

  • Changing your air conditioning filters regularly
  • Getting rid of harsh household products that could release VOCs into the air
  • Replacing wall-to-wall carpeting with hard flooring
  • Add houseplants to your décor

For more tips on improving your home’s indoor air quality or for environmental air testing services, including VOC testing, contact the indoor air quality testing experts at AirMD.

By AirMD | Posted in Air Quality Testing