Did you know that the quality of indoor air is often worse than that of
outside air? If you have an indoor air problem, the American Lung Association
recommends removing the source of the pollution. A
plumber in Berkeley can help improve your building’s air quality by providing duct cleaning
services and installing an air filtration system. Learn more about the
sources of poor indoor air quality by reading this article.
Particles from mold, animal dander, pollen, dust mites, and cockroaches
can significantly reduce indoor air quality. Many people are allergic to these
biological pollutants, which can provoke allergy symptoms and even asthma attacks. Viruses and
bacteria are also common biological pollutants. Controlling moisture,
staying on top of cleaning, and installing an air filtration device are
effective methods of controlling these pollutants.
Secondhand cigarette smoke contains roughly 200 known poisons, including
carbon monoxide and formaldehyde. Always avoid smoking indoors, especially
around children, who are more susceptible to the negative health effects
of secondhand smoke.
Combustion from fuel-burning stoves, heaters, fireplaces, furnaces, and
water heaters can release a number of dangerous pollutants into the air.
Low levels of these pollutants can cause fatigue, headache, nausea, dizziness,
and confusion. High levels can cause death.
Radon is a naturally occurring gas that can come into your home through
small openings. It is estimated to be one of the leading causes of lung
cancer in the U.S. To control for radon, you must have your home tested
Asbestos is a mineral that, when inhaled, can cause scarring of the lung
tissue. Many products containing asbestos are found in the home, such
as the roof, floor, and insulation. Asbestos must be professionally sealed
or removed to ensure it is not a risk.
Contact Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating at (510) 843-6904 for more
information about what we can do to improve your building’s indoor
air quality. Visit our website to see the full list of
plumbing services we offer.