Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ): CO2, Carbon Monoxide, combustion gasses, VOC’s, off-gassing, allergens, particulate matter, mold…

When performing an Indoor Air Quality assessment I will investigate any concerns you might have and find out what’s keeping you from breathing clearly. You’ll learn what’s in your air, find out if your air filter is doing its job, get the low down on air purifiers and bring to light any potential mold problems. You will learn how to remove and reduce pollutants, irritants, and allergens from your air and improve your performance level.

As part of your indoor air quality survey I will make an inspection and take measurements:

  • mold and moisture
  • particulate matter
  • gas leaks
  • CO2
  • carbon monoxide
  • specific pollutants as needed

Based on my findings I will make tailored recommendations for you to improve your indoor air quality.

Iap tools

What is Indoor Air Quality?

Indoor Air Quality or IAQ describes the air you breathe in your home: the amount of ventilation provided to the home and any contaminants such as allergens, off-gassing, combustion gasses or particulates.

When we think of air pollution, we don’t think of the air inside our homes, though according to the EPA on average indoor air is 10 times worse than even polluted outdoor air! Indoor air quality is one of America’s biggest health risks.

What symptoms and illnesses are linked to poor indoor air quality?

  • chronic sinusitis
  • allergy symptoms
  • asthma symptoms
  • brainfog
  • headaches
  • multiple chemical sensitivity
  • behavioral disorders
  • brain damage
  • cancer

What are the common causes?

  • mold and moisture
  • gas appliances
  • pesticides
  • lack of ventilation
  • insufficient air filters
  • dust mites
  • cleaning products
  • personal care products
  • furnishings, finishes
  • clothing, toys
  • synthetic materials

Additional resources on indoor air quality

Center for Disease Control and Prevention – Air Quality

EPA – Indoor Air Quality

US Consumer Product Safety Commission – Indoor Air Quality

American Lung Association – Indoor Air Quality