Improve Your Home's Indoor Air Quality in Manassas, Virginia

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Newer homes are tightly sealed and insulated. While this helps them to be energy efficient, the reduction in outdoor air, indoor byproducts and constant recirculation can cause challenges.

Don’t stress, because Woody's Sudden Service Inc can help you have an energy-efficient space that’s also comfortable. Just a sample of the services our team provides include an air quality audit and solutions that improve indoor air quality in Manassas, Virginia.

Reach us at 703-278-2036 now to begin improving your house’s air.


Warnings Your Home Has Poor Indoor Air Quality

How healthy do you think your home is? It might not be as good as you would imagine. Pollution can be two to five times higher inside than outdoors, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Indoor air contaminants floating through your residence’s air may be a source of headaches and allergy attacks. And mold and mildew can cause a host of health problems.

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Health Problems

While these symptoms may be the result of other factors, they may be a warning your space has indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. This is especially the potential cause if you feel better when you’re gone.

  • Dry eyes, nose, throat or skin
  • Headaches and sinus problems
  • Fatigue
  • Allergies or asthma symptoms that are more aggravated than normal
  • Coughing and sneezing
  • Light-headedness or feeling queasy
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Environmental Problems

A timeworn heating and cooling system could be a possible element in indoor air quality concerns, especially if the HVAC system appears to be having difficulty to clean air, control humidity or keep temperatures steady.

Here are further signs you may need to improve your indoor air:

  • Increase in static or mold growth
  • Unwarranted grime
  • Stale scents

How Can I Reduce Indoor Air Quality Troubles?

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Avoiding indoor air quality issues can be fairly simple with these 10 guidelines:

  1. Schedule an indoor air quality audit with Woody's Sudden Service Inc. We’ll test rooms that can harm air quality, including humidity, carbon monoxide and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Then we’ll discuss the issues we locate and how you can improve them.
  2. Clean frequently to collect dust mites, which can intensify allergies and asthma.
  3. Keep your home free of secondhand smoke.
  4. Consider a whole-home filtration system to eliminate odors, versus masking them with air fresheners or scented candles. These pollutants include chemicals that can lead to or inflame respiratory disorders.
  5. Vent appliances that use gas, such as stoves and water heaters, to the outside.
  6. Keep your residence’s humidity levels maintained with a humidifier or dehumidifier, based on what meets your home comfort needs. Set humidity under 50% to impede mold and mildew growth.
  7. Test your space for radon. Continual exposure to this non-colored, hazardous gas is the main source of lung cancer among people who have never smoked, the EPA says. You can purchase a radon test kit online or contact your state radon program for info on discounted or free kits.
  8. Use a ventilation system to substitute polluted indoor air with cleaner outside air.
  9. Buy chemical-free cleaning and painting material that are low in or free of VOCs. Heightened concentrations of VOCs can increase troubles for family members with respiratory disorders.
  10. Install carbon monoxide sensors close to bedrooms.


Begin Breathing Fresher Air Today with Woody's Sudden Service Inc

With a full list of certified pros and indoor air quality solutions, Woody's Sudden Service Inc will happily help your household breathe more easy. Reach us at 703-278-2036 or contact us online now to make an appointment.


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