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Why Indoor Air Testing is So Important

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Many of us spend much of our time indoors, and yet don’t realize how important it is to monitor the air quality in our homes and workplaces. Indoor air testing is an essential step in protecting the health of your family and your employees.  


Although you may believe that outdoor air pollution is a bigger concern, indoor air can actually be more polluted than outside air—and it’s important to know what pollutants might be lurking around indoors.  


Our professionals at Frank Gay Services are committed to providing quality indoor air testing services that can help ensure the safety and well-being of your family. With our state-of-the-art air quality testing equipment, we can provide a detailed analysis of pollutants in your home. Don’t wait, book an appointment for your home today.  

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What Pollutants Lurk Indoors? 


Indoor air testing can detect dozens of known air pollutants that are commonly found indoors.  


Some of the more common pollutants include:  


  • Mold, Mildew, Bacteria, Viruses 
  • Pet Dander 
  • Asbestos, Formaldehyde, and Lead 
  • Gases like Carbon Monoxide and Radon 
  • Dust and Dust mites 
  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) 
  • Wood-burning smoke and Tobacco smoke 


Where Do These Pollutants Come from? 


Many of these pollutants come from things already inside your home or office. They are often a result of household products you may regularly use.  


These would include but are not limited to:  


  • Paint, varnishes, adhesives 
  • Carpets, vinyl flooring, upholstery 
  • Cleansers and disinfectants 
  • Aerosol sprays 
  • Air fresheners, Candles, or Scent wall plug-ins 
  • Bathrooms or rooms without proper ventilation in humid environments 
  • Areas affected by water damage 


Other pollutants that can be found indoors can come in from the environment outdoors. These are less preventable making it even more crucial to test regularly so you can take action before it becomes a larger health risk.  


These include:  


  • Fuel and gases emitted from trucks, cars, and power plants 
  • Pesticides  
  • Smoke from fires 
  • Radon found in soil  
  • Pollen 


 Learn More > How Your HVAC System Affects Your Indoor Air Quality  


How Indoor Air Pollution Risks your Health 


As we mentioned, these pollutants can cause a variety of health issues that you may be experiencing and not even realize the cause.  


Here are some common symptoms of poor air quality:  


  • Itchy, red, or dry eyes 
  • Frequent headaches 
  • Fatigue  
  • Burning or itchy nose and throat 
  • Worsened or prolonged asthma or allergy symptoms 
  • Lung cancer 


If you’ve had prolonged exposure or exposure 

 at high concentrations, it may even lead to death.  


Fortunately, regular indoor air testing can help you identify any potential hazards and take the necessary steps to improve your air quality.  


If you or anyone in your home is experiencing these symptoms, give Frank Gay Services a call to schedule an air quality test right away!  


Benefits of Air Quality Testing 


There are plenty of benefits to getting air quality testing whether it be at your home or your workplace. And better yet, everyone will notice the difference and be safer and healthier!  


In Your Home 


You will greatly improve the comfort and safety of your home and you may learn a thing or two about which products to avoid or what you can do to prevent future pollution.  


You will have greater peace of mind knowing that you are doing everything possible to protect the health of your family.  


At the Office 


If you have an air quality test done for your workplace such as an office, you may find that afterward the number of absences will decrease and the productivity of your employees or colleagues may even increase.  


This is because everyone will feel much more comfortable in the new clean air and any symptoms like fatigue or headaches they may have been experiencing will be a thing of the past. 


In Your Pockets 


Your pockets will thank you later! Properly maintaining air ducts will save you money from costly future repairs and will prolong the lifespan of your HVAC system. Your energy usage costs will also be lower with a clean system. Win-Win!  


Learn More > HVAC Maintenance Tips for Pet Owners  

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Indoor Air Quality Testing  


There’s no better place to turn than Frank Gay Services when it comes to improving your air quality. With a team of experienced air quality professionals, we can handle all your air testing needs whether it be at home or the office.  


Don’t wait for symptoms to worsen and put off scheduling an indoor air test – contact us today at (407) 329-5145!  

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