Your home should be a place of refuge and comfort, and of course, safety. But what if you find out that most common health-related issues are actually linked to poor indoor air quality? Would you still put your and your family’s health at risk? Or would you make the wise decision of having an Air Quality Inspection? We say, do the latter. Here at Ocean Breezes, we provide only the best and top-notch air quality inspection in Myrtle Beach, SC.
The cause of indoor air pollution varies from region to region as well as weather to weather. Nonetheless, mold and mildew, one of the most common pollutants, actually build up on both humid and rainy days. Inhalation of mold spores can cause severe allergic reactions to highly sensitive people and also irritate the eyes, skin, airways. Poor indoor air quality is linked to several common health issues. such as headache, nausea, sore or scratchy throat, nasal irritation, dry, red watering eyes, coughing, fatigue, and others.
Indoor air pollutants can be anywhere, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). They mostly come from everyday occurrences such as the following:
- Biological pollutants – mold, dander, pollen, dust mites, rodent droppings, bacteria, and pets
- Chemical pollutants – lead, radon, drying paint, construction materials, smoke, and other volatile organic compounds such as formaldehyde
- Combustion pollutants – carbon monoxide and, incidentally, VOCs may result in combustion