When it comes to your home's indoor air quality, the cleaner it is, the better off you and your family will be with improved health. You may not be able to understand all that is in your home's air to take action, which is why you need to install successful methods to check and clean your home's air. Here are some recommendations to test your home air for pollutants and take steps to keep the air clean.
Look For At-Home Testing
Testing your home's air for contaminants is a good practice to start and keep up over the long term. With all the contaminants outside, when you combine those brought into your home, in addition to any existing risks you may be susceptible to, it is important to take specific measures. There are many types of testing systems and monitors you can install and use, whether you are concerned about radon, carbon monoxide, mold, dust, allergens, or VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds).
For example, if your home has not been tested for radon, you can install a testing kit to measure the home's radon levels inside as the air builds up with the potential for radon entering your home through the foundation. Radon cannot be seen, tasted, smelled, or otherwise felt without the use of a radon test. You can even install a monitor inside your home to constantly measure your home's ongoing radon levels to see if you need to install an abatement system.
You can also look to use air quality monitors in your home that check for the levels of air particulates and VOCs, which make up dust and allergens, especially after construction inside your home. Then, there are monitors to check for humidity levels in your home and also the presence of excessive mold spores, which problems can go hand-in-hand.
Install an Air Purifier
If you discover that your home's air contains high amounts of air particulates, mold, and other hazards that are affecting your health, you can clean and purify the air in addition to hiring professional remediation. An indoor home air filter with HEPA filters can filter out some of the smallest particles that will cause health problems. Just be sure you clean or replace the filters in the system as needed.
You can also look at an ionization filter to clean the air. Some air purifiers are built to be used in a single room or interior space, whereas other systems can clean your home's entire interior space, so be sure you check the air purifier's capacity to make sure your air purifier will clean out the space you intend it to.
For more information about improving your indoor air quality, contact a local professional.