IAQ stands for Indoor Air Quality. It refers to the status of the air inside a building that’s used for a commercial or residential purposes. The IAQ of the buildings in which you and your loved ones spend their time is incredibly important because if any harmful contaminants are present, they can wreak havoc on peoples’ health.
Commonly found IAQ contaminants
For example, those who have allergies can be particularly sensitive to mold particles in the air. Babies and young children can be susceptible to lead poisoning if lead-based paint is used in the home. Elderly people and those who have respiratory issues can be affected by a whole host of hazardous materials that may be present, including mold, dust, and fungus. In addition, if you’re planning on doing any remodeling or construction on your home, be aware of your home’s IAQ and whether you have asbestos anywhere that could be disturbed, releasing harmful particles into the air.
What to do if you don’t know the status of your home’s IAQ
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Now that the back to school season is upon us, lots of parents are thinking about ways to prepare themselves, their homes, and their kids for the upcoming school year. Naturally, everyone wants the best for their families, and wants to set their kids up for optimal success when school starts.
How can you set your family up for success?
- Do a home reset by getting rid of excess clutter. You’ll breathe easier and be able to find everything you need to much easier.
- Find and use coupons for school supplies. It just takes a few minutes and you could really save big on those colored pencils, notebooks, and binders.
- Set up a clothing swap with another family with kids who are around the same age as yours. You’ll score some “new” clothes for the kids without having to destroy your monthly budget while back to school shopping.
- Make some meals in advance and freeze them for the inevitable nights when you don’t feel like cooking. You’ll save your sanity and your wallet will thank you when you order take out much less often.
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