Is the air your breathing dirtier than a chicken coop?

Fact: 54% of people tested positive for at least one of the 10 most common respiratory allergens. These include dust mites, perennial rye, short ragweed, German cockroach, Bermuda grass, cat dander, Russian thistle, white oak, alternaria alternate fungus, and peanuts. – National Institute of Health

In today’s world of eco-friendly and organic products, we tend to overlook one of the most consumed and potentially hazardous substances. It surrounds you and and your family from the time you open the front door until the time you leave again. With the potential to carry H1N1, H5N1, Polio, and even SARS, your indoor air quality should be your number one concern on bringing your family into a healthier environment. 

3 Reasons why you need an Indoor Air Quality Assessment:

1. Your family’s health depends on it. You spend a lot of time in your home. Think of all the potential contaminants and odors in your air that you have just become accustomed to. Smelly garbage, cigarette smoke, and even pet odors can be cleaned up with the right air quality system. Air quality has always been about outdoor pollution and smog issues, but we need to look closer to home (no pun intended). The American Lung Association reports that the number of children who suffer from asthma has increased more than 60% since the early 80’s. Today more than one out of every three asthmatics is a child. 

2. You open your house to friends and neighbors. Every family loves to have a great meal with people they care about. Close neighbors come over for a cook out and no wants the embarrassment of pet or smoke odors in your home. Instead of getting rid of Fido, there are easier more efficient solutions. 

3. You can usually get the assessment for free/ cheap. Most companies will offer the assessment at no cost or will charge a small fee to cover gas and overhead to come conduct the inspection. Make sure that you use a contractor that has great reviews, a trustworthy staff of trained techs, and the willingness to take the time and explain to you what they find. 

Indoor air quality is not something you should put off. With asthma accounting for almost 5 million hospitalizations annually, you should put this on the top of your Honey Do List.

If you would like more information on indoor air quality, or would like to set up a free assessment from Bel-O (Madison & Saint Clair Counties) please call or message us. You can also find us on Google+, Facebook, & Twitter. If you would like to receive our monthly eNewsletters, send us an email and we will get you on that list!