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5 Most Common Types of Indoor Pollutants

October 30, 2023 | Blog

When coming home after a long, hard day, it’s natural to want the air inside to be clean and comfortable. Indoor air quality (IAQ) measures the health of the oxygen within an indoor space. Good IAQ can improve your productivity and prevent disease, creating a better environment for both people and pets.

However, when air quality isn’t properly maintained, pollutants can build up and circulate throughout your home. Poor indoor air quality may trigger symptoms of asthma and allergies, including headaches, dizziness, and fatigue. Long-term exposure can also worsen both of these conditions, making it essential to combat poor IAQ.

For an expert opinion on Eureka Spring’s indoor air quality, Island Airco is here to help! Our specialists offer air quality tests and solutions that cater to your home’s needs. Read on to learn about a few common pollutants we can help you remove.

1. Dust

We’ve all seen layers of dust on shelves and tables, but the particles in the air can be harder to spot. Dust often contains different types of debris, including:

  • Pollen
  • Clothing fibers
  • Dead skin cells
  • Dust mites

These particles are very common and can be found throughout many households, but changing your AC filters every one to three months can prevent excessive dust buildup in your home.

2. Pet Dander

Dogs may be man’s best friend, but they can have a negative effect on your home’s IAQ. Shedding can cause pet hair to enter the air, and animals shed skin cells and dander just like people do.

Poor IAQ can affect your pet’s health as well as your own, making air quality maintenance essential to the comfort of every member of your household.

3. Mold And Mildew

While cool air conditioning is the perfect feeling on a hot day, too much moisture in your household can be unideal for your air quality. Mold spores and mildew can develop in moist air, especially in areas of your home that use a lot of water.

Controlling moisture levels in the home is a great step toward removing airborne pollutants. Here are some steps you can take to do so:

  • Fix any leaks that arise
  • Regularly clean wet surfaces
  • Maintain clean air filters
  • Use a dehumidifier

These simple solutions are efficient at reducing indoor moisture levels. When you’re in need of IAQ services to prevent mold and mildew growth, turn to Island Airco for assistance!

4. Scents And Smoke

However pleasant they may smell, some product scents can harm your home’s indoor air quality. Certain candles, perfumes, and cleaning sprays release particles that can trigger allergy symptoms and asthma attacks.

Candles also create a second harmful pollutant: smoke. Smoke particles often infiltrate your living space when cooking, making it essential to ventilate your kitchen.

5. Viruses And Bacteria

Viruses and bacteria are some of the most harmful air pollutants. Coughing and sneezing without covering your mouth and nose can cause infectious particles to enter the air. Ensuring your oxygen is clean can keep your household healthy, even if one person feels under the weather.

Poor IAQ can be a scary obstacle to face. However, knowing what pollutants are in your air and how to remove them is a crucial step in acquiring a cleaner home.

Contact Island Airco For Eureka Springs Indoor Air Quality Experts!

Here at Island Airco, we want to help you achieve long-term solutions for poor IAQ. Our team of certified experts offers air quality tests and solutions that suit your specific needs. With great service guaranteed, Island Airco is the key to clean air in Eureka Springs! Contact us today to schedule your next stellar service.

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