At Healthy Home Environmental Services, we understand that indoor air quality improvement is a continuous process that may require the advice of professionals. As such, we offer solutions that incorporate a holistic approach that will manage your environment on an ongoing basis.
The EPA has reported that toxic chemicals found in the home are, on average, three times more likely to cause cancer than outdoor airborne pollutants. To address this, we have compiled a list of the top ten indoor air quality solutions below.
Actively manages indoor air contaminants including odors, toxins, smoke, particulates, fragrances, mold and pollen spores, and VOCs released from cleaning supplies, paints, insecticides, and adhesives.
Passively manages particulate from dust, skin fragments, dust mites, insect parts, rodent feces, and pollen.
Manages moisture buildup in homes, especially in basements and crawl space areas.
Where carpeting is installed, we recommend a tight-knit, low pile carpet on a waterproof padding to reduce the growth of dust, spores, dust mites, molds, odors, and pollen.
Pillows, sheets, mattresses, and bedding areas should all be hypo-allergenic and all bedding should be laundered once a week.
Cleaning Maintenance Schedule
Clean upholstery, bedding, carpeting, behind refrigerators and stoves, under beds, behind furniture, on top of cabinets, etc. regularly.
Green Cleaning Supplies
Check your labels before you buy. Store your cleaning supplies outside of your indoor air space, or in sealed bins.
We offer a Total Indoor Air Quality Survey that aims to address these issues on a total-home scale for those who are concerned about their whole homes. This survey includes:
- 2 swab samples
- 5 air samples
- 1 VOC (volatile organic compound) sample
Preparing for your Indoor Air Quality Test
- Avoid exterior ventilation for 24 hours.
- Avoid heavy cleaning for 24 hours.
- Avoid spraying chemicals for 3 days.
- Turn off air purifiers, air cleaners, humidifiers, or dehumidifiers for 24 hours.
- No construction for 3 days.
- Leave all interior doors, including closets, open to allow the air to flow freely for 24 hours prior to inspection.
- Refrain from frying or cooking with oils the day before and during the test to prevent artificially high VOC results.
For homes larger than 2,000 square feet or several levels, we suggest performing multiple tests in order to collect air samples representative of the entire building.
Austin Air Systems
When you sleep or work in a polluted environment, your immune system never has a chance to rest. This can cause a decrease in the efficiency or performance of your immune system, which may, in turn, lead to chronic illness.
Austin Air Systems effectively remove mold spores, tobacco smoke, pet allergens, and dust mites. They also remove 99.97% of all airborne particulate matter larger than 0.3 microns and eliminate over 3,000 toxic gases and odors. No other personal air cleaner comes close to the Austin Air System.