Indoor Air Quality and Your Health

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Our health and overall well-being are continuously at risk because we are exposed to numerous airborne pollutants throughout our everyday lives. Although some of these risks are inevitable, others can easily be controlled by attending to the source of the effects on poor indoor air quality. Indoor air quality is a prominent factor for some health conditions and symptoms. Dust mites and other contaminants including household cleaners can have a vital impact on your overall indoor air quality while the amounts of such contaminants determine the level of air quality. Because there are many different pollutants affecting indoor air quality, they can easily be categorized. Airborne pollutants that are noticeably a part of our everyday lifestyles can fall into the following categories: combustion sources, building materials and furnishings, household products, household appliances and systems, and outdoor sources. Dryer vents should be cleaned annually to reduce the dryer dust or lint produced and released into the air. Furthermore, house dust is the most common natural source of indoor pollutants. House dust produced within a building is supplied by a number of different sources. Plants and animals can significantly contribute to poor indoor air quality by breaking down and releasing its materials. Stuffing material in mattresses, furniture, pillows, and quilts etc. can be inhaled after continuous use as the fibers are weakened and broken down into tiny particles allowing easy access into our respiratory system. It is essential to maintain these items by frequently washing bedding and regularly professionally cleaning mattresses and furniture in order to help sustain adequate indoor air quality. Along with furniture, carpets are excellent filters for house dust, providing a home for a variety of contaminants. Without proper carpet maintenance, pollutants are uncontrollably stirred up and released in the air further affecting indoor air quality. Routine carpet maintenance includes simple steps to take in order to improve not only indoor air quality but also appearance and life of carpets. Frequent vacuuming reduces the amount of dirt and soil agitating the fibers of your carpets. Annually cleaning your carpets by IICRC professionals may considerably improve indoor air quality but most importantly you and your family’s health by limiting inhalation of airborne pollutants. From initial consultations to project management, reconstruction and restorations, every member of the Green Clean staff is passionate about restoring healthy environments. That passion, along with an experienced, IICRC-certified staff of cleaning and restoration technicians have earned Green Clean an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Call Green Clean at (763)789-9600 to schedule a free estimate for carpet cleaning, and allow us to be a part of improving your indoor air quality.