Frequently Asked Questions – F.A.Q

   What are the causes of poor indoor air quality?

The most common causes of IAQ problems in buildings are

Not enough ventilation,

Lack of fresh outdoor air, or contaminated air being brought into the building.

Poor upkeep of ventilation, heating, and air-conditioning systems.

Dampness and moisture damage due to leaks, flooding, or high humidity.

What are the main factors in indoor air quality?

Chemicals for the intended use or unintentional emissions from different sources.




Pets and pests.




What is the most effective way to maintain good indoor air quality?

Usually, the most effective way to improve indoor air quality is to eliminate individual sources of pollution or to reduce their emissions. Some sources, like those that contain asbestos, can be sealed or enclosed; others, like gas stoves, can be adjusted to decrease the number of emissions.

Is indoor air more polluted?

Indoor air can be deadlier than outdoor air, research shows. Indoor air pollution may be as much or more of a problem as pollution outdoors, according to new research. … From cooking residue to paints, varnishes, and fungal spores, the air we breathe indoors is often more polluted than that outside.”

How much of our lives do we spend indoors?

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average American spends 93% of their life indoors. 87% of their life is indoors, then another 6% of their life in automobiles