Buying a new home is an exciting experience but there are a lot of things to consider and indoor air quality should be at the top of your list. There are many sources of indoor air pollution in any home. Here’s a few to consider:
- With the movement towards energy efficiency, sometimes a house can be air tight. This might save on the energy bills but it can seriously affect the indoor air quality.
- Molds, mildew, fungi and bacteria are just a few of the biological contaminants that could be found in wet or moist walls, ceilings, carpets or poorly maintained air conditioning units.
- Radon is an odorless, tasteless gas that can seep into homes from the soil.
- Pressed wood products like hardwood plywood wall paneling may contain Formaldehyde and it can also be found as an ingredient in some durable press drapes.
Be smart. Have a HomeAdvice™ indoor air quality test done before you invest in your new home – it’s simple, easy, and is typically offered at an affordable or with some providers, no cost to you, the prospective homeowner. View a sample report and see how testing with the HomeAdvice™ system can help you make one of the biggest decisions of your life. Have a HomeAdvice™ test done your home. Make your home to be a safe haven for your family. Find an IAQ expert in your area.