The two leading causes of poor IAQ are mold growth and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Mold can form and grow on any surface that provides a food source and is surrounded by moderate temperatures, oxygen and sufficient moisture. VOCs are gases or vapors, such as formaldehyde, given off by solids and liquids. VOCs often cause short- and long-term adverse health effects. Fortunately, poor IAQ and the health problems that come with it are avoidable.
Keeping a clean, well-maintained attic and crawl space will help improve your indoor air quality while reducing energy costs at the same time. Establishing and maintaining a healthy living environment means keeping a clean house in both the places you can see and those you can’t. Spaces like your attic and crawl space have a huge impact on your indoor air quality.
Ask our team of energy experts if you feel your home may need cleaning or maintenance.