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How to Reduce Pollution and Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

These days, you probably spend more time than ever indoors. Whether you’re working remotely or spending time with your family, your home should be a comfortable and safe space. With so much time spent inside, you’ll want to make sure that your indoor air quality is as good as possible. 

The mold remediation, removal and abatement specialists at Construction and Mold Remodeling know that many people have questions about air quality testing. Below, we’ll discuss how to evaluate and improve your indoor air quality and reduce pollution in your home.

Change Your Air Filters

The first – and easiest – step to improve the air quality in your home is to change your air filters. Making it a habit to regularly check and change out your filters helps you maintain a consistently high level of indoor air quality.

As part of Construction and Mold Remodeling’s comprehensive routine air quality testing procedures, our specialists will inspect your filters and change them as needed.

Check Your Air Ducts

While you’re in the process of changing and checking your air filters, you should also make a point to take a look at your air ducts. Our team typically checks for excess moisture on air ducts as part of our mold inspection services since dirty ducts may indicate a larger problem with your HVAC system. It’s a good idea to inspect your air ducts for any signs of moisture and mold build-up at the same time as you replace your air filters. 

Use Bathroom and Kitchen Fans

Try to get into the habit of using your bathroom and kitchen fans more often to keep airflow circulating well inside your home. Regular use of your bathroom and kitchen fans can reduce stagnant air significantly, especially if you remember to keep your windows while you’re home. 

Keep Your Rugs and Carpets Clean

If you have rugs and carpets, it’s essential to keep them clean and free of moisture as much as possible. Doing so goes a long way towards improving indoor air quality and reducing dust and dirt build-up. 

Carpets and rugs really hold on to moisture. If you want to reduce the level of humidity, consider either replacing them or getting rid of them entirely in lieu of wood and tiled flooring.

Check the Humidity in Your Home

It’s important to check your humidity levels regularly since too much humidity can cause mold to take hold and grow quickly. Our team will ensure that your indoor Relative Humidity (RH) level is just 30-50%. RH levels higher than 30-50% can cause biological pollutants, which greatly reduce your indoor air quality and negatively impact your health.

Test the Air Quality in Your Home

Consider purchasing an indoor air quality monitor to keep track of the air quality inside your home. Depending on the model you choose, air quality monitors can let you know how high your indoor pollutant levels are and make it easier for you to locate and identify them.

Book a Mold Inspection Today

The experienced team at Construction and Mold Remodeling in Atlanta will be happy to conduct a thorough mold inspection of your home. We’ll map moisture, and take air and surface samples to test for mold growth. Our inspections take a maximum of two hours and fit into your busy schedule easily.

Get a fast and accurate mold inspection today to keep your home safe and clean. You can request a quote via our online form or give us a call at (470)-696-1393 to learn more.

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