Should I Test My Indoor Air Quality?

By Thornton Plumbing and Heating

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Blog Summary:

  • It is important to make sure you have good air quality in your home or office
  • There are a few things you can do on your own to prevent poor air quality
  • Every room in your home or office, should be well-ventilated

It is important to make sure you have good air quality in your home or office in Salt Lake City and Park City. Poor air quality can make a living or working environment unpleasant and even unhealthy to live in. Unfortunately, it can be costly and time-consuming to have the air quality of your home or office officially tested. There is not one simple test, but several tests that must be executed by a professional.

Before you call an air quality firm or purchase any test kits there are a few things you can do on your own to prevent poor air quality. Find out where your heating and cooling systems are located. Make sure that these systems are operating efficiently and that their venting systems are working at full power. Check that the room your heating and air conditioning system is located in is well-ventilated, too. In general, every room in your home or office should be well-ventilated. A poorly ventilated room can lead to an unnecessary build up of air pollutants.

In addition to checking air circulation and ventilation in each room, make sure any household chemicals, such as cleaning supplies, are stored safely. They should be kept tightly sealed so that they can’t pollute the air around them.

After these steps, if you still wish to have your air professionally tested, you should speak to your local health department about the first steps in air quality checks. To avoid excessive costs, specify what kind of tests you want done. For example, if you ask generally about poor air quality they will run all of the possible tests. It is best to ask specific questions regarding air quality, such as “Is there an unhealthy level of pollen or mold in my home?” This type of question will ensure that only the necessary test is performed.

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