About Indoor Air Quality

Many things can affect your indoor air quality.  Some are easily detected and others are "silent" but all of them can pose a potential health risk.  If you a concerned about your indoor air quality Maypole is here to help.

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What Affects Your Indoor Air Quality?

Poor Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) can be caused by various sources that release gases or particles into the air.  This can be exacerbated by insufficient ventilation as enough outdoor air cannot come in to dilute emissions from indoor sources.  Spaces with high temperatures and humidity may also have increased levels of certain pollutants.

*Not an exhaustive list

What Are The Risks Of Poor Indoor Air Quality?

Some indoor air pollutants are especially harmful for children, the elderly, and those with preexisting health issues. 

Pollutants may come in the form of chemicals, gases, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), asthma triggers, pests etc..

Improve Your Air Quality

  1. Test for Radon​​​

  2. Reduce likelihood of Mold and Dust Mites

  3. Do Not Allow Smoking Indoors

  4. Keep All Areas Clean and Dry

  5. Ventilate When Using Possible Pollutants

  6. Inspect Appliances Regularly

  7. Install a Carbon Monoxide Alarm

What Can I Do?

Indoor Air Quality can be improved by:

Controlling the sources of pollution​

 - Eliminate individual sources and/or reduce their omissions

Ventilating

 - Increase the amount of fresh air brought indoors

Changing Filters Regularly

 - Central heaters and AC units have filters that help trap dust and other pollutants

Adjusting Humidity 

 - Keeping indoor humidity between 30%-50% will help to prevent mold growth

Air Testing

 - Conducting an indoor air test will help to determine the types of potential pollutants and the corresponding solutions 

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