How to Test Your Indoor Air Quality: Is Your Home Making You Sick? - Day & Night Air | Day and Night Air

Would it surprise you to know that the quality of air in your home could actually be making you sick? Things you can’t see or smell, like radon and mold, could be health risks and you wouldn’t even know it. The good news is that you can now test your home for pollutants and eradicate them with special treatments.

How to Test for and Prevent Mold

The easiest way to tell if there’s mold in your home is to look for it. While there are likely mold spores present before you can see them, they’re only present for a day or two before becoming visible. To prevent them from growing in the first place, check your gutters and downspouts every season and be sure they’re clean.

You also want to ensure that all your gutter pipes extend five or more feet from your house, and that the dirt around your foundation slopes away from your home, not toward it. You can buy mold test kits but they’re considered unreliable by the experts. If you see a small bit of mold, mix one part bleach with 16 parts water. While wearing goggles and gloves, clean up the mold. Then call Day & Night Air for more info on other indoor air quality improvement options.

How to Test for Carbon Monoxide and Radon

Carbon monoxide and radon are odorless, colorless and very, very serious. In fact, radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among people who don’t smoke, though it takes years of exposure for it to hurt you. It can seep from the soil, rocks or water under your home. The only way to find out if you have it is to run a radon test and be sure you have your HVAC system checked yearly.

Work with Day & Night Air for Indoor Air Quality Solutions

If improving the indoor air quality in your home or business is a priority, then your next call should be to Day & Night Air. Contact us today to learn more about improving your air quality through duct cleaning, Aeroseal, 4-inch filters, air scrubbers and Trane CleanEfects. We’re happy to discuss your needs and provide you with options for your home.