There are many things that need to be tested in homes, but many people don’t get the air in their home tested on a regular basis. However, this might be one of the most important things to test and one that will actually affect the lives of them and their family more than any of the others. This is because lowered air quality can lead to a number of different medical conditions, can predispose you to a number of different problems, and can also indicate that there are a number of other problems within the home. Even though many people choose to skip this testing, it is actually quite affordable and can be done quickly.
Anyone who is living in a home with a small child knows that their body and their lungs are still developing and that their environment is extremely important for this process. However, most people don’t know that the very air itself can influence this development and make it so that a child doesn’t reach their true potential in life. This is heartbreaking to consider but is one of the truths that parents need to confront when they are looking for the cause of health problems with their child. Getting the air tested and then identifying problems with the air can give a child a better life and ensure that they do better in sports and other activities when they are older.
Adults can also be at risk of damage to their lungs when they are living in a home with less than perfect air quality. This is often the cause of lung damage later in life, especially for people who haven’t smoked and have been careful to stay away from visible irritants. Older homes are much more likely to have issues and to have been made with materials that are a threat to their health. In addition, older homes will often hold in toxins, such as cigarette smoke or drug residue from the people who lived there before, releasing them over time. We recommend air duct cleaning by a professional, which rids the air vents in your home of dust that accumulates from the circulated air generated by furnaces and air conditioners. Reduction of dust, allergens, and other pollutants can significantly improve air quality.
Finally, an air test will be able to find materials, such as asbestos that can cause serious damage to human health. A test is also one of the best ways to look for black mold and damn air that can make a home impossible to live in. After living in a home for a few years, many people won’t even consider that the walls or the ducts are harboring toxins that will damage their health over time. Even homes with perfect maintenance should be tested as problems can develop in areas that are not visible to the human eye.
Overall, a cheap air quality test should be done in most homes every few years. Most of the time it will show a few different problems that can be corrected and that may actually save the home from other problems in the future. This type of test should always be done before moving into a new home as you can never be sure what the owners before were doing in the home.