Many Fredericksburg residents are not aware that indoor air pollution is a serious problem. At Robert B. Payne, Inc., we make it a priority to educate our clients on the sources of indoor air pollution so they can keep their home clean and free of pollutants.
In this article, we’ll look at the biggest source of indoor air pollution in Fredericksburg.
What is Indoor Air Pollution?
Indoor air pollution can be a serious health risk. Studies by the Environment Protection Agency have shown that the air inside homes and other buildings are often two to five times more polluted than the air outside, and sometime much more. Combined with the fact that the average American spends something like 90% of their time indoors, this means that indoor air quality is an important thing to focus on.
Whats the Biggest Source?
In a smoking household, the chemicals that result from any form of tobacco smoking will stay in the air to be inhaled long after the cigar, cigarette, or pipe goes out. Not only that,they can build up and settle in your air ducts causing issues farther down the line.
Aside from that, it might be surprising to hear that radon is the top offender. Radon is a highly radioactive gas that can be introduced into the home through the ground beneath it, well water, and even the building materials that were used in your house or apartment. Part of what makes radon so dangerous is the fact that it is colorless, tasteless, and odorless, and that it produces no immediate symptoms, which means that you will normally be completely unaware that you are inhaling it. Don’t worry, there is an affordable, easy test to see if radon is present in your home.
What Do I Do Now?
Call the experienced professionals at Robert B. Payne, Inc. to discuss your options regarding indoor air quality. You can reach us at (540) 373-5876. We’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you have about our products and services.