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Chemicals in carpets, household cleaners, furniture, and building materials, just to mention a few, all contribute to poor indoor air quality. Damp basements and other areas where standing water is prevalent can become the breeding grounds for pollutants such as mold, mildew, and other microbes. Although it is not possible to eliminate every contaminant source, reducing the sources and/or the amount of pollutants they emit will contribute to a healthier living environment.
While not every pollution source can be eliminated completely, ventilation plays an important role in improving indoor air quality. However, in an effort to increase energy efficiency, today’s homes are being built tighter, making it increasingly difficult to have the proper amount of exchange between indoor and outdoor air. Improper ventilation can lead to an increase in the concentration of pollutants inside your home. To increase ventilation, open doors and windows, particularly when you are using cleaning agents. Also, make sure to operate any exhaust fans your home may have.
A third way you can minimize the concentration of pollutants in your indoor air is by thoroughly cleaning your living spaces. Frequent dusting and vacuuming can help reduce the amount of dust particles in the air. Washing bedding in hot water is the only way to kill dust mites. Not only will your indoor air quality improve, but your furnishings will benefit as well.
Although these methods are effective, not all airborne particles can be removed. Some particles are so small, they may escape through the vacuum or never land on a surface. To capture these particles, products such as electronic air cleaners and high-efficiency air filters can be beneficial. AJ Danboise Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical can explain the advantages of our complete line of indoor air quality products. Your family’s health and comfort are priorities and working together, we can help to provide you with a breath of fresh air.
The start of the heating season each fall causes many people to begin having repeated attacks of winter colds. Winter weather is blamed for these problems but the actual cause may be dryness, which develops in the membranes of the nose, throat, and bronchial tubes. Relative humidity also has a significant effect on controlling the occurrence of airborne infections.
Whole-house humidifiers work like old-fashioned room humidifiers; they add moisture to the air, making harsh, dry air easier to breathe. Whole-house humidifiers use water mist instead of hot steam, which keeps the entire house at the desired humidity level.
Along with draining water from your tank annually, we also recommend doing an inspection of your water heater burner. The flame should appear blue with yellow tips. If it’s mostly yellow, or if it’s sooty under the burner, your flue may be clogged, which is a dangerous situation. Contact us and have one of our professional plumbers inspect it. Our plumber will check the drain valve for signs of leakage, and the anode rods for corrosion.