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February has been the National Care About Your Indoor Air Month in the United States since 2008, and many health experts use this month as an opportunity to teach homeowners about the importance of good indoor air quality.

Particulate matter, molds, dust mites, dangerous gasses like carbon monoxide or radon and volatile organic compounds (including paints, organic chemicals and cleaners) can all create indoor air pollution that can make your family sick, causing allergies, nosebleeds, headaches, fatigue as well as aggravate respiratory illnesses like asthma.

Ways to improve indoor air quality
Testing the quality of your indoor air will determine the cause of any pollutants in your home, such as toxic radioactive gas and radon, neither of which can be smelled, seen or otherwise detected without proper professional testing.

Remove the sources of indoor air pollution
Indoor air quality testing may determine that fixes are in order: in the case of radon, cracks in your home’s foundation may need to be repaired. In other cases, fixing the indoor air quality problem may be simple and very inexpensive. For example, using special covers for your pillows and blankets can eliminate dust mites, and a dehumidifier may fix some minor mold problems.

Maintaining good indoor air quality
Using an air purifier and keeping it properly maintained by cleaning the filter regularly can help remove small particles in the air, and using a high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter vacuum can help prevent spreading pollutants around. Homeowners may also want to consider only using green cleaners around their home to prevent the release of toxic fumes.

Breathe Safe. Contact Environmental Services Group to learn more or to book an indoor air quality test at (416) 575-6111

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