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Biological Pollutants That Threaten Indoor Air Quality

It can be all too easy for Buckhead area homeowners to ignore indoor air quality issues. However, most homes contain pollutants that can lessen indoor air quality. Most biological pollutants are also common allergens, which can be a hazard to family members who suffer from allergy symptoms or asthma. Here are some of the most common biological pollutants present in Georgia homes, along with some ways to eliminate them and improve indoor air quality.

Mold Spores

Mold is a common problem, even in drier climates, that often appears in bathrooms, basements and other areas that stay unusually damp. To prevent mold from spreading and infiltrating your HVAC system and ducts, determine the source of moisture issues and have them repaired immediately. Be sure any visible mold is cleaned, then consider investing in a dehumidifier if your home has ongoing mold issues.

Dust Mites

Dust is present in all homes and is usually just an annoyance to homeowners. However, dust mites, which feed on the particles that make up dust, can cause allergic reactions for many. Routine cleaning is essential for controlling dust, and vacuuming is especially important if your home is carpeted. Try to remember to change the HVAC system’s air filter frequently, as well, since the filter can trap any dust circulating through the air.

Pet Dander

In most homes with pets, animals are a beloved part of the family. However, pet dander can make life pretty miserable for anyone who suffers from allergies. If there are pets in your family, improve indoor air quality by vacuuming frequently and keeping the animals away from upholstered furniture, which can trap hair and dander.

Household Pests

Common pests are a problem in any home, but they can also act as allergens for some family members. Mice and cockroaches leave droppings that exacerbate allergy symptoms, so be sure to seal your home well, avoid leaving out food that might attract pests, and take care of any pest problems immediately.
Learn more about how to improve indoor air quality with the help of the experts at Ful-Bro Heating and Air conditioning by calling us at 678-369-0500.

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