As summer approaches, windows and doors around the country open. To help you maintain your indoor air quality this summer, there are a few tips your Los Angeles mold inspectors want you to keep in mind. Take a moment to review them and think about what your home needs for optimal indoor air quality. 

Change Your HVAC System Filter

Your HVAC system air filter worked hard filtering contaminants all winter, so now is the perfect time to clean or replace it. Refer to your owner’s manual to take the filter out correctly and follow cleaning instructions if it is in good condition. Depending on the age of the filter, replacing it might be best. Changing this filter at least twice a year is key to maintaining healthy indoor air because a dirty filter cannot collect contaminants efficiently. 

Ensure Your Home is Properly Ventilated

If your home’s ventilation system is not working properly, fresh air will not circulate through your house as it should. Consider having ventilation system components, such as kitchen and exhaust fans, professionally inspected. If your home does not have a ventilation system or the current system is old and faulty, look into new system options. 

Keep Up With the Daily Pollen Report

The pollen report for your region lets you know how bad the pollen is that day. Bad or high pollen days call for closed doors and windows to avoid coating your furniture and other surfaces with allergens. Keeping up with this important daily report is especially essential if you or any of your family members are allergic to ragweed and other pollen. 

Check Window and Door Seals 

As important as it is to keep windows and doors closed on bad pollen days, it is equally important to ensure correct sealing. Any door or window without the proper sealing allows pollen, smoke, road dust, and other contaminants into your home. Use caulk or other applicable sealing products as necessary to protect your home from outdoor contaminants that can cause sneezing, eye watering, throat irritation, and other reactions. 
For air quality testing in Orange County, please contact Mold Masters today. 

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