A number of factors contribute to indoor air quality, but there are three big reasons to have the indoor air quality inspected in your home.
Reason #1: Caring for Your Health
If you seem to be consistently sick, notice that your asthma is worse at home, or realize that you feel better when you are away from your home, you may have an indoor air quality problem.
No one wants to get sick in their own home. Your home should be a place of repose.
An indoor air quality inspection can determine if there is a problem, identify the best solution, and get you and your family feeling better in your home.
Reason #2: Eliminating Foul Odors
Do you smell an unpleasant odor? If you can smell it, then you are breathing it. It could be mold, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), rodents (dead or alive), or stagnant air from the crawl space.
No matter what the source, a foul odor is a sign there is a problem somewhere. If you smell an odor, don’t wait until you see a problem to do something about it.
Reason #3: Purchasing a Home
If you’re considering buying a new home or investment property, you should be aware of the potential indoor air quality problems for which you will soon be responsible.
Be especially cautious about homes with a basement or crawlspace, homes that have been foreclosed, or property that has been vacant for some time. Foreclosed, vacant, and abandoned homes are often hosts to mold, rodents, and all sorts of indoor air quality problems.
Don’t get stuck with an expensive cleanup after the closing. Instead, consider an indoor air quality inspection prior to closing to identify potential problems. This will allow you to negotiate the purchase price to reflect the cost of fixing air quality problems.
How Branch Environmental Can Help
If any of these situations apply to you, our team is here to answer your questions. We perform air quality inspections as part of our whole-home indoor air quality approach, and we’re happy to discuss any concerns you may have about pollutants, circulation, and purification measures.
If you are concerned about the indoor air quality in your home or business, contact Branch Environmental, or call (706) 310-0097.