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Indoor Air Quality Services

Services in Spokane and Spokane Valley

The health and safety of you and your family is crucial. By testing the indoor air quality of your home, you are making it a priority. Having a home with poor air quality can harm one’s respiratory system causing excessive coughing, sneezing, and even aggravating one’s allergies.

When you give Mainstream® Electric, Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing a call, we will inspect your home and recommend up with a personalized solution based on your needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Indoor air quality is crucial for maintaining a healthy and comfortable living environment, as people spend the majority of their time indoors. According to the EPA, here are the typical pollutants found in indoor air and their sources:

  1. Combustion Byproducts: These include carbon monoxide (CO) and particulate matter, which can be emitted from sources such as tobacco smoke, wood and coal heating appliances, cooking stoves, and fireplaces.
  2. Substances of Natural Origin: Pollutants like radon, pet dander, and mold can originate naturally within indoor environments. Radon, a radioactive gas, can seep into buildings through cracks in the foundation. Pet dander and mold spores are common allergens found indoors, especially in poorly ventilated areas.
  3. Biological Agents: Mold, bacteria, and viruses can proliferate in damp or humid indoor environments, leading to respiratory issues and allergies.
  4. Chemical Contaminants: Cleaning supplies, paints, insecticides, and other household products can introduce volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the indoor air. These chemicals can off-gas and contribute to poor air quality, especially in poorly ventilated spaces.
  5. Building Materials: Some pollutants originate from building materials themselves. For example, asbestos fibers can be released from deteriorating insulation, while pressed wood products may emit formaldehyde and other harmful chemicals through off-gassing.
  6. Outdoor Sources: Outdoor air pollutants, such as smoke, vehicle emissions, and industrial pollutants, can infiltrate indoor environments through open doors, windows, and ventilation systems. Radon gas can also enter buildings from the surrounding soil.

Other factors affecting indoor air quality include the air exchange rate, outdoor climate, weather conditions, and occupant behavior. Proper ventilation, air filtration, and maintenance of HVAC systems are essential for controlling indoor air pollutants and ensuring a healthy indoor environment.

At Mainstream, we offer comprehensive indoor air quality solutions, including air purifiers, ventilation systems, and HVAC maintenance services, to help you breathe easier and enjoy cleaner indoor air. Contact us today to learn more about our indoor air quality services and schedule a consultation. With Mainstream, prioritize your health and well-being by improving the air quality in your home.

Improving indoor air quality is essential for maintaining a healthy and comfortable living environment. Here are some recommendations to help you achieve cleaner and fresher indoor air:

  1. Mats at Entrances: Place mats both inside and outside entrances to capture dust and allergens. Opt for mats with grates, water, adhesive, or other features designed to trap particles effectively.
  2. Remove Shoes: Encourage family members and guests to remove their shoes at the door to prevent tracking outdoor pollutants indoors.
  3. Regular Cleaning: Regularly mop floors, wipe walls, dust ceilings, vacuum curtains and blinds, and clean surfaces where dust accumulates. Use a high-efficiency vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter to effectively remove dust and allergens.
  4. Bedding Maintenance: Change bed linens frequently and consider encapsulating mattresses and pillows with protective covers to reduce exposure to dust mites and allergens.
  5. Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning: Schedule wet extraction cleaning for carpets, rugs, and upholstered furniture to remove embedded dirt and allergens.
  6. Declutter and Encapsulate: Remove or encapsulate old items such as clothes, books, and plastics that may accumulate allergens over time.
  7. Address Moisture Issues: Thoroughly clean and dry damp areas to prevent mold growth. Seal air leaks and waterproof vulnerable areas to reduce moisture infiltration.
  8. Filtered Air Circulation: Install inlet and outlet fans to create filtered air circulation and maintain positive pressure indoors. This helps prevent outdoor pollutants from entering the home.
  9. HVAC Maintenance: Replace HVAC filters regularly to ensure efficient air filtration and circulation throughout your home.
  10. Humidity Control: Maintain indoor humidity levels between 40% and 60% to discourage mold growth and improve respiratory comfort. Use a humidifier and humidistat to monitor and regulate humidity levels as needed.
  11. Indoor Air Quality Monitoring: Invest in an indoor air quality monitor to track pollutant levels and CO2 concentrations. This can help you identify areas that require additional ventilation or filtration.
  12. HEPA Filters: Consider installing HEPA filters in your HVAC system or using standalone air purifiers to remove airborne particles, allergens, and pollutants effectively.
  13. Trash and Waste Management: Dispose of trash promptly to prevent the buildup of indoor pollutants and odors. Avoid letting trash accumulate indoors overnight.

By implementing these strategies and investing in quality air filtration solutions, you can significantly improve the indoor air quality in your home, creating a healthier and more comfortable living environment for you and your family.

Contact Mainstream today to learn more about our indoor air quality services and solutions. With Mainstream, breathe easier and enjoy cleaner air in your home.

Good indoor air quality helps you breathe fresher, cleaner air. An easy way to keep the air in your house free from bacteria, allergens, and harmful pollutants is by using an air purifier system and replacing your home air filter routinely.

If your home often feels stuffy, that can mean that your air keeps recirculating and bringing back contaminants that can affect your breathing. To keep your home clear of bacteria and allergens in the air, an air quality assessment is necessary.

Mainstream can give you upfront costs on air purification systems or air filtration maintenance for your home HVAC system. These systems help keep you and your family healthier with clean, fresh air year-round.