Indoor Air Quality Pollutants

Indoor air quality is typically not at the top of the priority list in a business or home, but let us be the first to remind you, it IS important. These particles that easily infiltrate your air, can cause long term health issues and in some dramatic cases, death. This issue is not to be taken lightly, please read where you might encounter these airborne toxic particulates.

Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide is said to be one of the most acutely toxic indoor air contaminants. Also known as CO. It is an odorless colorless gas. Sources of carbon monoxide include:

  • Space heaters using fossil fuels

  • Tobacco smoke

  • Defective central heating furnaces

  • Automobile exhaust

Carbon Dioxide

Carbon Dioxide causes the following symptoms:

  • Headaches

  • Drowsiness

  • Functioning at lower levels

Asbestos Fibers

Asbestos is knowing to be linked to lung cancer, particularly mesothelioma. Asbestos is commonly found in the following materials used in buildings before 1975:

  • Ceiling tiles

  • Shingles

  • Fireproofing materials

  • Floor tiles

  • Heating Systems

  • Pipe Wrap

  • Taping Muds

  • Insulation materials

Humidity

High humidity levels contribute to multiple IAQ issues. Common humidity problems include mold, rot and mildew.

Volatile Organic Compounds. Volatile Organic Compounds are chemical pollutants. They include:

  • Paints

  • Cleaners

  • Scented Candles

  • Solvents

  • Formaldehyde

If you think you may have poor air quality, please contact us as soon as possible! (770) 277-3440

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