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What’s in the air you breathe at home?
What’s in the air you breathe at home? (part 2 of a 2 part blog)
By John P. Lapotaire, CIEC, MicroShield Environmental Services
Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a hot topic in today's sluggish real estate market. We find ourselves opening the door to a whole new set of challenges each time we view a home that may have been sitting for awhile. Questions race through our minds as we turn the key: "Will this home have that healthy home smell? Will it have a musty stale smell? Did they have pets or smoke?" And finally: "What will I have to do if there is an air quality problem?"
Whether you hire an indoor environmental consultant or you simply want to begin the process of improving your indoor air quality (IAQ), there are a few things you will need to address that will have an immediate impact on the home's indoor air quality.
Particulates Humidity Filtration Housekeeping Let's start with particulates. When an indoor environmental consultant assesses a home they will always evaluate the level of particulates within the home. This is the primary health indicator of the air within the home. From there, consultant can determine if sampling ... more
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