“Sick House Syndrome” is real. If your home has chronically poor indoor air quality it can literally be the reason you keep getting sick, and the reason you can’t get better! Perhaps you’ve read our post on winter air quality and suspect your home might be harming your health. This post shares the simple to extreme spectrum of ways to determine how harmful the air quality is in your home.
Being sick is no fun, but observing your health and the frequencies of headaches, colds, and congestion is actually one of the easiest and best ways to detect indoor air pollution. A next step would be to purchase a simple home testing kit. These range in price from as little as about $25 to several hundreds. As expected, you get what you pay for. Make sure to understand what you are buying and which particulates the kit will test for. No one testing kit can detect everything. In extreme situations it may be wise to bring in professional help. Local experts can help you “clear the air” once and for all.
Regardless of your method, the best way to get your money’s worth is to first determine what the likely contaminant source is a test accordingly. This can help you pinpoint which harmful particulate to test for in your quest for answers. Having a polluted home is harmful to your short- and long-term health. If you suspect poor air quality in your home, it is very important to take action immediately.