Quality Time and Quality Indoor Air at Home

Quality Time and Quality Indoor Air at Home

For most people, coming home after a long day at work or school is a beautiful thing. Home is the place where you can shrug off the stresses of the day, put your feet up, take a deep breath and relax. Unfortunately, the environmental testing experts here at AirMD we see a number of cases where indoor air quality testing in a home reveals that taking that deep breath – instead of making you feel better – may actually be making you and your family feel worse?

It wouldn’t be at all unusual for us to have a client come to us for a residential mold inspection and an air quality assessment in West Palm Beach, Boca Raton or Delray Beach. We might be told that various members of the family had been experiencing headaches or complaining of sinus troubles. Then, when the results come in from our indoor air test and mold testing, the family is still surprised to find that they can chalk about their health problems to sick building syndrome.

Sick Building Syndrome at Home

Usually, we associate sick building (SBS) syndrome with office buildings, factories, industrial facilities and other workplaces, but SBS isn’t limited to large commercial buildings. Your favorite pizza place, your child’s school and even your home could be undermining your health.

As the EPA explains, “The term ‘sick building syndrome’ (SBS) is used to describe situations in which building occupants experience acute health and comfort effects that appear to be linked to time spent in a building, but no specific illness or cause can be identified. The complaints may be localized in a particular room or zone, or may be widespread throughout the building.”

According to the EPA, there are many things that can be detrimental to the quality of the air in your home, including:

  • Chemical contaminants from exhausts in the bathroom and kitchen or from plumbing vents
  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), which can be found in pesticides, tobacco smoke, carpets and upholstery.
  • An unvented space heater, a fireplace or oven
  • Biological contamination from bird and insect droppings

If you have concerns about the quality of the air inside your home, the environmental testing pros at AirMD can conduct Advanced Wellness Testing to scientifically assess the condition of your indoor environment. Call us at 1 888 462 4763 (1 888 GO AIRMD) for more information.

By AirMD | Posted in Air Quality Testing