Indoor Air Quality
Did you know that the air in your clean, well-kept home could be dangerously polluted? It’s a shock to many, but the reason is simple: modern homes are built to be air tight for better efficiency. This sealed construction traps contaminants inside the home, causing indoor air pollution to rise to scary levels.
But hang on…what causes indoor air pollution to begin with? Great question.
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
VOCs are nasty air borne chemicals that can cause many things such as: headaches; loss of coordination; nausea; liver, kidney, and central nervous system damage; allergic skin reactions; dyspnea, or shortness of breath; declines in serum cholinesterase levels; emesis, or vomiting; epistaxis, or nosebleeds; fatigue, visual disorders, and memory impairment.
Yikes right? Well guess what VOCs can come from? Air fresheners (including many Proctor & Gamble products), paints, detergents, wood finishing products, carpets and even that new bed.
Molds, Allergens & Bacteria
Mold spores, seasonal allergens, dander, viruses and bacteria all become air borne, and when your home is sealed shut during a frigid Colorado winter, these things have no where to go.
We’re just scratching the surface of IAQ topics, but hopefully these things give you an idea of why indoor air quality should be a concern. The great news is that Sherrelwood Services is specialized in products that will filter, refresh, protect and purify the air inside your home. Call us today at (303) 444-7542 or visit our indoor air quality page to learn more.