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What Can Cause Poor Indoor Air Quality?

There’s nothing more frustrating than having to deal with spring allergies mixed with indoor allergies.

With social distancing and current circumstances playing a big factor in people remaining indoors, it has become increasingly important to ensure that your indoor air quality is of the highest standard. In order to do so, it’s critical to be aware of what is causing poor air quality within your home.

Common Factors of Poor Indoor Air Quality

Household Cleaning Products

Although these are essential to maintaining a clean home, household cleaning products are one of the main causes of bad indoor air quality. Due to their ingredients that range in various chemicals, the moment you use one of these products, their ingredients go airborne. In fact, cleaning products can contain Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and toxic substances that can be hazardous to your family members.


As the warmer temperatures move in, the air becomes more humid creating the perfect environment for mold to grow within your humble abode. Now, this is obviously not an ideal scenario, but with the moisture in the air, this can be a common occurrence. If you don’t act on clearing or preventing mold from forming, the mold will only get worse. As the mold becomes worse, spores will begin to spread in the air you breathe, ultimately affecting your family members, in turn causing health problems. Air purification systems can help reduce this issue by installing a dehumidifier.

Dust, Pollen and Other Particles

Your furry friends may be a part of your family, but just like we shed skin cells throughout the day, our four-legged family members produce dander that can fall off and flutter throughout the air you breathe. While this is the same as our skin cells, some people are allergic to animal dander, leading to allergic reactions.

As the spring weather lingers, and the pollen levels heighten, it’s easy for pollen to slip in when doors or windows are open, causing your air quality to decrease within your household. This is the same for dust mites or other particles that can float through the air.

Air Purifiers to Help Filter your Air

Air purifiers filter your air in your home to remove these common factors. There are many different types of purifiers on the market to help with your indoor air quality.

At Bishop Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, Inc., we are now installing iWave products.

iWave offers the best virus-killing purifying products on the market. While actively purifying your entire home, it removes allergens such as dust, pet dander, and pollen from the air, to minimize indoor allergies.

These products have been shown to reduce exposure to harmful contaminants like airborne mold and bacteria.

As indoor quality is a cause for concern, especially throughout the spring months, it’s important to make sure you’re doing all you can to prevent this from occurring. If you are worried about your air quality, then it could be time to take extra precautions. Call our Bishop Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, Inc. team for all your air purification needs.

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