The term “Indoor Air Quality” (IAQ) often gets thrown around without a lot of explanation about what it encompasses. Many think IAQ looks only at pollutants in the air inside a building, and, in fact, that is a major component of IAQ. But as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shows, there’s a lot more to it than that.
Ventilation is another major component of IAQ. Although many homeowners seek airtight homes, there is a downside for doing so. Outside air also contains pollutants, but they are much less concentrated than the pollutants inside. Bringing outside air in helps dilute the pollutants inside. Proper ventilation also means moving air and pollutants with it out of the home.
Humidity is a third component to IAQ. It’s tied to the other two because humidity helps some pollutants such as mold spores concentrate and grow. Proper ventilation also helps lower humidity.
To learn more about the IAQ in your home and how it relates to mold, contact us. We can inspect your home to determine whether you have mold resulting from poor IAQ and then remove the mold for you.