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A major component of taking care of your home and its inhabitants is to make certain that there is proper ventilation. Proper ventilation is crucial to the health, safety and comfort of a home. Signs of improper ventilation include condensation on windows, musty odors and stuffy air. The use of proper ventilation can improve as well as maintain the quality of air within a home. Air quality is vital to the overall health of a home and its inhabitants. The lack of proper ventilation can cause:
One major effect of improper ventilation is excessive home moisture. Excess moisture in a home can cause wood rotting, peeling paint and insect infestation. Moisture can also be a major cause of mold growth and home furniture damage. All of these can be prevented through the use of a high quality ventilation system.
Odors and smells within a home not only cause discomfort but can also be the result of bigger problems such as excessive moisture in the air and mold. Mold in a home can cause headaches, nasal irritation, dizziness, fatigue and nausea. The main culprit of lingering, unpleasant odors in a home is the lack of proper ventilation and poor air quality.
Indoor odors are caused by both natural and man-made sources. These odors can be removed by improving the home’s ventilation, purifying the air and being aware of everyday activities. A home’s odor problem can be caused by a variety of sources including:
Common contaminants that affect the quality of indoor air: