Air Quality Solutions for your Charleston home
Indoor air quality has become a major concern for homeowners across the US. Pollutants, contaminants, dust, or pet dander that are in your home's indoor air can be a major health concern for any members of your household. And if there are any elderly people or children in your home, the risks become even higher.
However, most homes in the Charleston area are not capable of maintaining acceptable indoor quality. According to the ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers), acceptable Charleston indoor air quality is defined as:
"Air toward which a substantial majority of occupants express no dissatisfaction with respect to odor and sensory irritation and in which there are not likely to be contaminants at concentrations that are known to pose a health risk."
Many homes have moisture-related problems that are unique to our region, or they have deficient air conditioning system. Most homes in the area simply weren't designed with regard to indoor air quality and don't provide the fresh air ventilation, filtration, and humidity control necessary for sensitive occupants.
The professionals at GLS Engineering & Testing can help you ensure that your Charleston home has the cleanest, safest, and healthiest indoor air quality possible.
Indoor Air Quality Investigations
If you're interested in having high quality indoor air, the Charleston mold testing professionals at GLS Engineering & Testing can help. We'll first conduct an interview with you to discuss your individual sensitivities, then we'll survey your Charleston home to determine if there are any site-specific concerns contributing to poor air quality.
We will then develop a strategy to address point-source contaminants and improve overall air quality in your home via proper ventilation, filtration, and humidity control. Finally, we'll be available to manage the installation of necessary systems and equipment, providing you with a turnkey indoor air quality solution.
Dangers of Poor Indoor Air Quality
Poor indoor quality may cause some health problems, the symptoms of which can include:
- Flu-like symptoms
- General malaise
There are also some serious respiratory problems that can develop as a direct result of having poor indoor air quality in your Charleston home.
- If you have any children living in your home, they may develop asthma, or the polluted indoor air may trigger asthmatic or allergenic symptoms.
- If anyone living in your home already has respiratory problems, poor indoor quality can irritate or worsen their symptoms.
- According to the EPA, poor indoor air quality is among the top 5 environmental risks to human health.
Helpful Links Regarding Air Quality Solutions
When you discover a problem with mold growth in your home, it can be overwhelming. And there is some cause for alarm: mold can be very dangerous to your family, and it can cause serious damage to your Charleston home. However, there's no reason to despair. The professionals at GLS Engineering & Testing can help you determine if there is mold and your home as well as the best ways to eliminate the problem.
Your home is one of the most important parts of your life. It's where you spend time with family, friends, and loved ones. So making sure that your home, and specifically your home's indoor air, is totally healthy is a major priority.