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How to Measure Indoor Air Pollution

Keeping your home free of dust, pet dander, and various germs like mold is crucial for the health of your family. If you have a polluted home, you can suffer from headaches, nausea, allergies, and respiratory problems. In addition to cleaning your home frequently, make sure you know how to test for indoor air pollution. Knowing what is lurking in the corners of each room will help guide you on where and what to clean.

Test for Mold

Besides being unsightly to look at, mold spores in your home can contribute to those with allergies and asthma. As there are mold spores everywhere, a test for mold spores will determine if the mold spores are excessive and toxic. As there is no official EPA guide to follow, mold testing should be done by a professional company. Experienced technicians will give you a good idea of when your home has excessive mold spores.

The Beyer Boys in San Antonio can perform a professional mold inspection at your home. We can also point out areas that are likely to be a breeding ground for mold.

Indoor Air Quality Monitor

The beauty of having an indoor air quality monitor is that you can test the pollution in your house. These electronic devices should always be left on. The monitor will give you a report on the chemical pollutants in your home. Some IAQ monitors can be set up with your thermostat to help manage the air quality inside your home or place of business.

Carbon Monoxide Alarms

One of the most dangerous gases that can pollute your home is carbon monoxide. This gas can come from your gas stove, gas-fueled space heater, gas furnace or any gas-fueled appliance in your house. Sometimes, you may have a gas leak you are not aware of. By installing a carbon monoxide alarm, you can always ensure that you don’t have carbon monoxide polluting the air you breathe. Not only should you install carbon monoxide alarms, but you should also make sure they work properly. The Beyer Boys can safely install these alarms for San Antonio residents.

Have Us Conduct a Radon Test

Like carbon monoxide, radon is colorless and odorless. In the long term, radon has contributed to lung cancer. Radon seeps into your home through the cracks in your floor, your pipes, and your walls. You can purchase a short-term radon test kit or have The Beyer Boys come out and do a more thorough test.

At The Beyer Boys, we specialize in HVAC repairs and tune-ups, plumbing, detection for leaks, pipe repairs, and indoor air quality services. Call us today to schedule an appointment.