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What’s Wrong With My Indoor Air Quality?


One of the first things that people can do when they encounter smelly, stuffy, or unsafe air in their homes is to search online for potential contaminants that might be causing it. If you arrived here through a search engine, or even if you’re a local follower of our company, then you’re likely on the hunt for answers. We hope our informative blog will help answer your questions on indoor air quality!

Depending on where you live or the type of climate in your area, you could have different types of air quality issues. Cold environments deal with different contaminants than warm, humid environments like ours. So, we’d like to take a second to stop any worries you might have and talk about air quality testing in West Palm Beach, FL.

Our team can help you identify what contaminants are affecting your home and provide solutions that will eliminate them.

Potential Air Quality Issues

In order to even consider air quality solutions, we need to talk about some of the contaminants that might be making your life worse. They can easily be separated into two categories–organic and inorganic contaminants.

Organic Contaminants

Organic contaminants consist of things that are found naturally and are usually organisms that seek to do you harm. Mold spores, viruses, and bacteria are the most common organic contaminants.

  • Mold spores. Mold infestations are common in our neck of the woods, mainly because of how much rain and humidity we get. Therefore, one of the likely suspects responsible for stuffy air or foul odors in our customers’ homes is mold, which can be treated with an air purifier.
  • Bacteria. Bacteria can spread through your air ducts and into your home if there’s no system in place to stop it.
  • Viruses. Similar to bacteria, viruses represent other single-celled organisms that can infect you and your family. Both viruses and bacteria can be stopped with a UV air purifier.

Inorganic Contaminants

Inorganic contaminants are contaminants that are not naturally found in the atmosphere. These can be things like cooking smoke or building materials.

  • Cooking smoke. Do you use your kitchen often to make meals? Then cooking smoke might be negatively affecting you without your realization. It can sometimes make lights feel dimmer, fade the colors of your painted walls, or even give you a slight cough every now and then.
  • Sprays and paints. Cleaning products, paint fumes, and other chemicals can linger in the air and cause issues for people with sensitive respiratory systems.
  • Building materials. Did you recently have a section of your home renovated? Then you might have some building materials lingering in your air which can be bothersome.

Air Quality Testing Is the Best First Step

Unfortunately, we’re just not going to be able to find out what’s wrong with your indoor air online. Schedule an air quality test with our professionals to have us identify the specific contaminants in your air so we can easily remove them with an air purifier, air filter, or dehumidifier system.

Seaside Air Services is your number-one team for air quality solutions! Contact us today.

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