3 Common Signs of Poor Indoor Air Quality

Your air quality at home can have more of an impact on your house and health than you may initially believe. If you don’t have an air quality monitoring system at home, you’ll want to know these three common signs of poor indoor air quality.

Cold & Allergy Symptoms

If you struggle with allergies or cold symptoms regularly, your air quality might be to blame. If you notice these symptoms persist for longer than a couple of weeks, consider checking your air quality. Coughing, sneezing, and irritated eyes, nose, and throat are all potential signs of poor air quality. This could be coming from mold or other airborne pests in your ventilation or throughout your home. Call a professional to perform an air quality check if these symptoms persist.

Odd Indoor Odors

If you notice unpleasant smells staying trapped in your house, you may not have the proper circulation you need. You may also notice foreign, musty smells in your home—these could indicate mold growth due to poor circulation or humidity. Biological growths like mold can occur due to a buildup of moisture, dander, and pollen, and more when your air filter quality is low. You want to make sure your air filter and air ducts are clean and have no blockages.

Dust Buildup

If you notice an increased amount of dust collecting around your home, it may be a sign of poor air quality and ventilation. Clean and check the air vents around your home for frequent buildups of dust—if you clean regularly and they still collect dust, it could mean that you have high levels of dirt and pollutants in your air. The average air filtration system may not be enough for your home or area, and you may need an upgrade.

Watch for these three common signs of poor indoor air quality in your own home. For an air quality assessment and to determine if humidity levels may have elevated mold growth, contact Aloha Restoration Co. We can help with remediation and mold removal in Lake County and other counties in the Chicagoland area.

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