The dense population of the Sun Valley, Arizona area increases air pollution. In 2020, Phoenix ranked fourth among highly populated U.S. cities for the worst outdoor air. Couple that with the prime breeding conditions of sun and heat for volatile organic compounds and you see the need for indoor air quality testing.
Indoor air quality (IAQ) is one of the leading factors for creating a healthy home environment. Poor indoor air has both short- and long-term effects on overall mental and physical health.
What Does an Indoor Air Quality Test Show?
There are different ways to test indoor air quality, but a comprehensive test will measure contaminants such as allergens, mold, radon, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are found in carpets, certain upholsteries, beauty products and cleaning products. Every home has some level of VOCs and other mild allergens, but mold, mildew and radon are more serious contaminants. The common denominator in all these contaminants is that they should be removed from your home. The cleaner and purer your indoor environment is, the healthier and safer you and your loved ones will be.
What Are the Effects of Poor Indoor Air Quality?
The general effect of breathing unhealthy indoor air is less than perfect overall health. The elderly, the very young and those with compromised immune systems are especially at risk.
There are specific negative short-term effects of poor IAQ that are often attributed to less harmful sources, like seasonal allergies or colds. Some of these are: sneezing, red, watery or itching eyes, running nose, headache, fatigue, or even nausea.
Continually breathing in poor indoor air can also have more serious long-term effects on our health. Over time, poor IAQ may cause chronic dizziness, shortness of breath or even lung issues or diseases, heart issues, mood changes, neurological disorders and even some cancers.
What Can I Do to Have the Best Indoor Air Quality?
To have the healthiest indoor air quality possible, schedule an in-home visit with one the professionals at Shadrach Plumbing & Cooling. We use the latest technology to test your indoor environment for the contaminants that put you at the greatest risk in the Fountain Hills area. Don’t delay. Take control of your health today, where every customer is faithfully served to the highest degree!