Understanding The Value Of Indoor Particulate Testing

Indoor particulate testing is a type of air quality testing that measures the amount of particulate matter in the air. Particulate matter, or particle pollution, is a mixture of solid and liquid particles suspended in the air. These particles are measured in micrometers which are sometimes referred to as microns. Micrometer-sized particles are incredibly small. To give you an idea, a single strand of hair ranges from 100 to 150 micrometers wide. As you can imagine, most indoor particulates are invisible to the naked eye. They range in composition and size, including organic as well as inorganic matter. Indoor particulates can include dust, pollen, smoke, liquid, and many other things.

Particulate Matter Exposure

All indoor environments contain a certain amount of particulate matter. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends testing for and paying special attention to particles 10 micrometers in diameter and smaller. These smaller particulates are easily inhaled where they can negatively affect your health. According to the EPA, the smallest particles pose a greater risk because they can settle deep in the lungs or get absorbed into the bloodstream. While the adverse effects of exposure to indoor particulate matter require further study, current research shows a direct link between particulate matter exposure and its harmful impact on the human respiratory system.

Combating Indoor Particulate Matter

At Barrier Insulation Company, we test the levels of indoor particulate matter every time we complete an air quality test or home energy audit. It only takes a few minutes to find out what’s floating around in the air you breathe inside your home. By analyzing the structure of your indoor air, we can measure the size and quantity of the indoor particulates that may be affecting your family’s health. This gives us a better idea of how to help you combat the pollutants inside your home. Taking small steps like replacing old insulation or installing efficient filtration can help keep indoor air particulates at a safe manageable level while making your home smell clean and fresh.

Trust the Science to Keep Your Family Healthy

Particulate matter can pollute the quality of the air inside your home or office, but you can do something about it. The professionals at Barrier Insulation Company are trained to conduct effective indoor particulate testing and make recommendations to shield your family from pollutants based on those findings. We strive to provide the highest quality service in the industry and look forward to earning your business. Contact us for a free estimate today to see how we can help you breathe easy.

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