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Are Bio-aerosols Affecting Your Air Quality?

by Resto Pros on April 26, 2019

In today’s world, our indoor air can be just as saturated with harmful pollutants as our outdoor air. Some of the most hazardous indoor pollutants are called bio-aerosols. Not only do they have negative effects on your respiratory system, but they can cause disease and worsen allergy symptoms. Are bio-aerosols affecting your air quality? Find some answers with these expert tips from the team at RestoPros.

What Are Bio-aerosols?

Bio-aerosols are small airborne particles that come from a living organism, or are the living organism. Here are some common sources of bio-aerosols in the average household:

  • Pet Dander
  • Tree Pollen
  • Bacteria
  • Viruses
  • Mold
  • Mildew
  • Dust
  • Chemical Odors
  • Vapors

What Are the Health Risks of Exposure to Bioaerosols?

Bio-aerosols can pose some serious threats to your health. Some common health issues are respiratory problems, disease, aggravated asthma and allergy symptoms, and weakened immune systems.

How Do Bio-aerosols Get Inside Your Home?

First of all, you must understand that the term “bio-aerosol” is short for biological aerosols. To clarify, these particles either come from or consist of biological or living material. For instance, sources can include dirt on shoes, a sneeze, decomposed food in your garbage, or your pets’ fur. In addition to these sources, high levels of humidity can cause the growth of mold or mildew.

Are Bio-aerosols Affecting Your Air Quality?

While the same testing techniques are used for non-biological aerosols, the proper sampler must be used for accurate results. Therefore, you will need to do some research and consult with a professional to find the right sampler. Furthermore, it often takes a professional to know the proper routing methods for sample collection.

What Can You Do to Reduce the Number of Bio-aerosols in Your Home?

As we previously mentioned, most harmful bio-aerosols thrive in humid climates. Therefore, you can reduce the presence of bio-aerosols in your indoor air by maintaining humidity levels in your house. As a result, mold and mildew growth can be prevented, thereby preventing the increase of bio-aerosols.

Trust the RestoPros with Your Air

If you’re concerned about bio-aerosols affecting your air quality, the team at RestoPros has the experts you can trust to find the right solutions. With years of experience helping homeowners find real solutions, we are ready to help you find yours today! Call us at 855-587-3786 or schedule an appointment on our website.