Everyone is aware that the pollution outside their home can be a serious issue. However, what about the particulate matter (PM) that's found inside your home? The Baton Rouge area already has issues with organic growth due to its hot, humid climate. However, this has become even worse since Hurricane Ida.
Health Side Effects of Particulate Matter in Your Home
Exposure to PM, whether inside or outside, can cause serious health issues. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, PM can be especially harmful for your heart and lungs. It may even cause you to suffer from one or more of the following:
- Irregular heartbeat
- Non-fatal heart attack
- Decreased lung function
- Aggravated asthma
- Increased respiratory symptoms
- Premature death for those with lung or heart disease
Why Should You Get an Indoor Air Quality Inspection?
No matter how safe you try to keep it indoors, the reality is that outside PM will be sucked into your home by your HVAC system. For this reason alone, you should schedule an indoor air quality inspection.
Your inspector will look for any signs of trouble with your indoor air quality. Whether they find normal causes such as dander and dust or run into more insidious problems such as organic growth and pollen, it's important to get an inspection completed. In fact, it'll give you a better idea of what's been causing health issues for your family, including runny noses, watery or red eyes, skin rashes, and more.
Professional Indoor Air Quality Inspectors
The best way to determine if you have a high level of PM in your home is by bringing in a professional team. At One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating Services, we employ only the best air quality inspectors. Our team can check your indoor air and will also make recommendations based on the results. As an added bonus, they also provide professional HVAC services.
Learn more about our extensive indoor air quality services by requesting an appointment today!