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Best Way to Test Indoor Air Quality

Does your air quality look like this?

Indoor air quality is important, the health of family members a priority for everyone. Many, however, are not sure what pollutants to test for or how to check the air quality within their home. The end result is the hidden dangers going undetected. The good news is one can indeed discover exactly what pollutants put their family’s lives at risks and how to test for each one.

Indoor Pollutants

Indoor air pollution isn’t something one wants to think about, but the danger exists. In fact, there are a number of unseen health hazards polluting indoor air, including:

  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Radon
  • Mold
  • Mildew
  • Dust Mites

Fortunately, there is a way to monitor or test for each one, dust mites included, allowing homeowners to keep their families safe and sound.

Carbon Monoxide Detector

Carbon Monoxide DetectorFire alarms are a common sight within homes, the device easily installed and going a long way to keep people safe. Fortunately, one can set up a carbon monoxide detector with just as much ease. In fact, they are advisable for any house that uses natural gas or oils or has a fire place. Once properly installed, the device will sound an alarm if carbon monoxide is detected, this handy gadget not only testing indoor air quality but helping to keep families safe.

Radon Detection Kit

Radon is not necessarily a threat to everyone, but there is still wisdom is testing for the deadly gas on a regular basis. Luckily, radon detection kits are readily available and easy to use. Simply open the kit as instructed and leave it undisturbed for three days. At the end of that period, pack the kit up and sent it to a lab to discover whether one’s home is radon free or not.

Mold, Mildew and Dust Mite Kits

People often view mold, mildew and dust mites as more of an inconvenience than a danger. However, all three can present a real risk to anyone’s health, depending on the type or the concentration. One can easily purchase detection kits for any of the three, follow the simply instructions and test the indoor air quality of one’s home. Once again, the tests must be sent into a lab, but knowing one’s home is safe from hidden dangers is well worth the effort.


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