Do you know what’s in the air your breathe every day? 😮😷
Many homes, offices, buildings and workplaces are harvesting asthma triggers, dust mites, allergy triggers, mould, termites, dry rot and seasonal illnesses due to poor Indoor Air Quality 🤧🤒
According to the World Health Organisation, household air pollution is one of the world’s greatest environmental health risks. So it is extremely important to understand and control Indoor Air Quality to reduce the risk of health concerns.
How Do You Know If You Have Low Indoor Air Quality?
🏜️Humidity Issues: High humidity is means excess moisture in the air. This can cause mould to grow as well as encourage dust mites and other allergens to thrive. Timber furniture and building structure can also be affected by this moisture. This can result in dry rot, termite infestation and wet sub floors which also affect our air quality. In Australia, we allow high humidity to enter our homes when windows are left open for cross ventilation, all day or at night
⏳Dust Build Up: Excessive dust can attract dust mites, a common cause of allergies. Large amounts of dust shouldn’t have the opportunity to accumulate on surfaces or continually travel in the air.
😤Stale Odours: Unpleasant smells that don’t seem to go away signal that your home doesn’t have adequate ventilation. Typical signs are stale air, musty smells and lumps in the sugar bowl.
💦Condensation On Windows: Commonly in modern building structures we find tightly sealed windows and doors, plus walls and ceilings sealed by vapor barriers.
🌡️❄️ Room-to-Room Temperature Variation: If you’ve ever noticed that some rooms in your home stay warm while others cool down easily, the cool air from your air conditioner may not be reaching each room equally.
🤒Respiratory Conditions: Bad indoor air can lead to a whole host of respiratory conditions, including chronic coughing, sneezing, fatigue, headaches, and congestion. If left untreated, some of these issues can develop into nosebleeds, breathing difficulties, asthma attacks, and even lung disease. When you notice signs of chronic respiratory, it’s important to question the quality of the IAQ right away.