Indoor Air Quality Testing and Cleaning Services in Richmond, VA
According to a recent study, the average person spends 90% of their day indoors. That’s 21 hours of working from home or in your office, spending quality time with your family and getting your eight hours of sleep.
Because we spend so much time indoors, it’s more important than ever to make sure our indoor air quality is healthy and clean. Dust and other particulates make your indoor air literally heavier, not to mention these products can get inside your body and can affect your overall physical and mental health.
Kohmar provides comprehensive indoor air quality inspections and cleaning services for your home. You can rely on our decades of experience and customer service to keep your home’s air clean and help your family breathe easier.
What is Indoor Air Quality, and Why Does it Matter?
As defined by the EPA, Indoor Air Quality is “the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants.”
There are two main factors that can affect your indoor air quality: indoor air pollution and improper ventilation.
There are many products that when overused or used improperly can release pollution gases and particulates into the air. When you’re outside, these pollutants naturally circulate and rarely have long-lasitng effects on your personal health.
When you also have inadequate air ventilation, your home can’t get enough outdoor air to dilute the emissions from these indoor sources. So rather than circulating clean air into your home, these pollutants simply sit indoors.
Here are some common pollutant sources:
- Gas burners/gas fireplaces
- Tobacco products (cigarettes, e-pens, etc.)
- Outdated building materials like asbestos
- Newly installed furniture or flooring that emits gases
- Household cleaning and personal care products
- Humidification devices
- Excess moisture
- Radon and pesticides
- Outdoor air pollution
If your indoor ventilation system isn’t working correctly, these common products and practices could create pollutants that are not filtering into the outside air. Mix that with natural Virginia humidity and you have a recipe for poor indoor air quality.
How Poor Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Health
Poor indoor air quality has common side effects, like a heavy feeling and unpleasant odor, but it can more seriously affect your health. When particulates and pollutants gather inside your body, they can have adverse effects on yourself.
Common issues include:
- Worsening allergies
- Respiratory issues
- Flu-like symptoms
- Burning nose
- Sore eyes
For the sake of your health, it’s important to have your home’s indoor air quality checked by a professional. They can not only test your air quality, but provide a solution to keep you healthy and comfortable.
Air Duct Cleaning Professionals On Your Side
When it comes to your family’s health and comfortability, you need only the best air quality tests and services. That’s why Kohmar Air Duct Cleaning brings decades of experience and specialized equipment training to keep your indoor air clean.
As air duct cleaning specialists, you’ll work with professionals uniquely trained to provide reliable indoor air quality services. We use state-of-the-art tools to test your indoor air, ensuring we can pinpoint your problem.
We also utilize the latest equipment to deep clean your air ducts and HVAC systems. The better your filtration, the cleaner your indoor air can be. The cleaner your indoor air, the more comfortable you can be spending time indoors.
As NADCA certified professionals, our responsibility is to ensure your HVAC unit is running smoothly and safely.
Kohmar’s In-Depth HVAC Cleaning Process
Here’s what you can expect when you choose Kohmar for sealing your air ducts:
Our process includes a thorough investigation of your building to assess the scope of work required. We do what we can to make air duct cleaning a predictable and manageable expense to encourage routine cleaning before dusty air quality or black mold becomes a larger problem.
- Arrive at the site with trained technicians and state-of-the-art equipment to prepare the HVAC system.
- Protect all electronics and items by securely covering them.
- Block all vents and registers to ensure dirty air can’t escape.
- Begin deep cleaning process, investigating every aspect of your HVAC system.
- Complete our job by providing you a certification of completion along with measurements of your system’s improvements.
You’ll also be provided before and after photos to show the difference the deep cleaning has made. All work areas will be cleaned, protective covering removed, and equipment taken back to the truck.
Finally, all filters will be inspected, any additional recommendations will be provided, and the system will be reactivated and tested before our technicians make their way to their next job.
By ignoring your indoor air quality, you could be putting your home at risk. Without proper filtration, particulates can affect your comfortability and your overall health.
By working with Kohmar, you can solve your indoor air quality issues by pinpointing the problem and solving it through specialized equipment backed by decades of experience.
Contact us to discuss your indoor air quality needs.