When people think about air quality, they are often thinking about outdoor air quality. However, it is usually indoor air quality that is the real danger to us. For the most part, Americans are always indoors. This means that our air quality is the most important for our health. However, indoor air quality tends to be worse than outdoor air quality.
This is because there’s dust and dander that gets trapped in our home and festers. If there is humidity, then it can cause mold and bacteria to grow. As these things grow and fester, it can cause us to develop long term illnesses or short term illnesses depending on how much contact we have with the pollutant.
For the most part, people in the Houston area have allergies, and these indoor pollutants aren’t helping. Here are some ways that your indoor air quality affect your allergies.
You may be surprised that allergens don’t just come from outside. Many allergens can be found inside your house, whether its dust mites, mold, or pets. These allergens also cling to every surface in your home, requiring more cleaning and upkeep to stay on top of. Some of the surfaces that can collect dust and pet dander are:
- Carpet and rugs
- Throws and pillows
- Fabric furniture
- On and under furniture
Improving the air, you breathe will help you to limit the symptoms of seasonal allergies. In addition to the regular pollutants that you find in your home, you also track in pollutants from outside. The pollutants outside, such as pollen, can sit in your home for days.
Reduce Indoor Pollution
There are many ways to reduce indoor pollution; however, there are some that are more effective than others. Cleaning is one way you can limit pollution in your home and business. Also, it is essential to get rid of any furniture or carpet that is harboring microbes that are giving you trouble. However, if after you do all this, then you may want to invest in something more.
Air scrubber by Aerus is a tool that Go Admiral offers to their clients to help keep their indoor air clean. This piece of equipment attaches to your HVAC system to remove things like bacteria, VOCs, pet dander, odors, and more. Contact Go Admiral to learn more about this product by calling (281) 876-9400, or you can set up an appointment with their Katy, TX and Sugar Land, TX location.