Sick building syndrome is usually a term associated with workplace spaces, offices, and other public facilities. However, it’s also applicable to residences. Is your home at risk and when do you need to take action? Could your home be the source of your illness?
What Is Sick Building Syndrome?
Sick building syndrome is a condition recognized by the Environment Protection Agency. It’s a condition in which your personal illness is linked to the building you’re occupying. The specific causes vary, but include the presence of airborne allergens, mold, pollen, or dust mites. Occupants experience a range of symptoms, such as migraines, fatigue, eye irritation, and trouble focusing.
Implications of Sick Building Syndrome
In the workplace, sick building syndrome results in $60 billion in lost productivity every year, according to the EPA. Since most people spend more total hours in their homes than they do in their workplace, it stands to reason that your own residence can cause sickness as well.
How to Prevent Sick Building Syndrome
Are you or members of your family suddenly experiencing the symptoms mentioned above? Sick building syndrome may be afflicting your home. One remedy is to conduct an air duct cleaning. The ducts are a major source of airborne particles that blow into the rooms when you switch on the HVAC system.
Other sources of sick building syndrome include debris and bacteria from the carpet. Chemical residue from cleaning agents can also emit volatile organic compounds into the air. Make adjustments by scheduling a steam carpet cleaning and switching to natural cleaning sprays.
We Reduce Indoor Pollutants
Indoor air pollution is the prime cause of sick building syndrome. Air duct, dryer vent, and furnace cleaning are all part of good housekeeping that keeps the air clean. Call Aurora Edmonds Furnace Cleaning to improve indoor air quality and prevent sick building syndrome from occurring.
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