Yesterday marked the first calendar day for the long-awaited Spring season. While Spring is usually associated with rejuvenation and the welcoming embrace of nicer weather, it also hails the coming of new allergens. Thus, having your indoor air quality testing for potentially harmful elements becomes an essential task. With several historic buildings in Manchester, NH, mold testing is one of the top to-dos for several families and business owners. While any structure is susceptible to water seepage and moisture, the opportunity increases with older buildings.
Furthermore, as the days become longer and warmer, we welcomely open doors and windows. While fresh air is good for the soul, this action allows more allergens to enter the home. Items like pollen and mold spores contribute to several adverse health conditions including asthma, sneezing, wheezing, and so on.
Did you know?
The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) estimates that the indoor air quality of many U.S. homes is worse than the air outdoors. In fact, the EPA reports that our indoor air could be as much as 5 times more contaminated with pollutants than the environment outside. With statistics like this, it only reinforces the importance of mold and air quality testing.
The best way to control mold growth is to control moisture.
Spring cleaning. Good and bad.
We’ve all heard about ‘spring cleaning’ and the good that comes with it. However, a deep cleaning of a home that has been closed up all winter also kicks up particles in the air. During the winter months, various airborne pollutants settle into the air ducts, air conditions, and even carpeting of our homes. When we neglect to effectively rid these items of microscopic pollutants, pet dander, and dust, we unintentionally let loose a myriad of particulates come spring.
Another downside to spring cleaning comes with the sometimes harsh chemicals people gravitate towards. Many traditional cleaning products contain harmful chemicals called volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The introduction of VOCs into your indoor environment increases potentially dangerous air quality conditions. If possible, natural cleaning products are the better option.
Now don’t get us wrong, we’re all for spring cleaning! However, it’s imperative to take necessary cautions before rolling up those sleeves.
Spring has officially arrived, which means mold testing in Manchester, NH, and surrounding towns is in full force. Whether you believe your indoor air quality is excellent or could use a little TLC, calling in the professionals from Purely Green Environmental is always the best bet.
With decades of experience, our team will assess and report findings providing peace of mind for a safe and healthy environment. For more information contact Purely Green today by calling (888) 291-3773.