Air Quality testing and Whole Home Health Assessments
Is your Home Impacting your Health ?
DOMTOR Energy Services is dedicated to ensuring an overall healthy environment in your home for you and your family
3 Benefits Of Good Indoor Air Quality
Breathing is, for the most part, an unconscious action. You do it without thinking about it much, but if your home’s air quality is low, breathing can feel like trying to suck air through a coffee stirrer. Even if you don’t realize it, your body does. Surviving on shallow breaths puts a lot of stress on your body, especially your heart and lungs, making even climbing a flight of stairs a physically tiring task. With clean air, you can take big, easy breaths and give your body the oxygen it needs.
Our respiration changes when we’re asleep such that our breathing rate decreases and becomes much steadier. But during REM sleep, breathing rate increases and fluctuates as much as it would when you’re awake.
So as important as air is when you’re awake, it’s just as important when you’re asleep. Try to sleep with something covering your face or mouth. You definitely won’t be comfortable and will pend most of the night tossing and turning. Respiratory irritation and airborne allergens affect the quality of your sleep, leading to sleep-disordered breathing problems such as sleep apnea. With clean indoor air, you won’t have to worry about breathing problems, so you can wake up feeling refreshed.
Reduced Energy Costs
The steps required to maintain your air quality—improving airflow and ventilation, maintaining humidity and carbon dioxide levels—all go toward optimizing your HVAC system and ensuring that it doesn’t work too hard to keep your home healthy. Efficiency inevitably leads to reduced costs on your utility bill.
You shouldn’t be getting sick from the air in your own home, so take the necessary steps to ensure good indoor air quality. Happy breathing!
Dangers of Mold in your home
While most people associate black mold exposure as being the most problematic, all types of mold in your home can cause health issues and needs to be removed.
Potential health problems caused by mold exposure in the home include: Runny nose Cough Sneezing Allergic reactions Hives Rash Trouble breathing Sinus infection Asthma attacks Bronchitis Pneumonia Bleeding in the lungs Headaches Sore throat Fatigue Depression Joint pain Trouble concentrating
Common Causes of Household Mold
DOMTOR Energy Services is a leading provider of Radon Testing in your home. Radon is present across Canada and many people are unaware of the associated risks. We have cutting edge technology to assess the level of Radon in your home. We will provide a comprehensive mitigation plan as well as help you continue to monitor the levels in your home on an on-going basis
How Dangerous is Radon in your Home?
What Is Radon?
Radon is a radioactive gas that can be found in homes across the United States. Living with high levels of radon poses a risk to your health; one of the long-term dangers of radon in your home is cancer.
Lung cancer is the most common health problem caused by radon, but it can also cause gastrointestinal disorders and cancer of the GI tract if it is present in your drinking water. While smoking cigarettes causes the most cases of lung cancer, radon comes in second. Radon gas causes an estimated 20,000 lung cancer deaths per year .
Unlike many environmental hazards, everyone is vulnerable to the effects of radon, and factors like your age or gender are often completely irrelevant. However, it is important to note that people who are elderly, very young, or have a compromised immune system suffer increased risks from the dangers of radon in your home.
Where Does Radon come from and What does it look like ?
Rocks and soil contain small amounts of radon gas, which forms naturally from the decay of radioactive elements like uranium. It typically enters a home through the foundation which is why it’s important to test the lowest level of a house to determine whether or not hazardous levels of radon exist. Not only can radon enter a home through basements and crawl spaces, it also can come into your living space through other gaps and cracks, like those around loose-fitting pipes or construction joints.
Radon is never visible. Not only is it invisible, but it also has no odor or taste. The only way to gain an accurate reading of your home’s radon levels is through professional testing.