How to Have the Best Air Quality Over the Holidays

How to Have the Best Air Quality Over the Holidays

The Holiday Season is officially here. Not only are more families aware of their health during this time, but indoor air quality is also a top priority. During the wintertime, being indoors means cooking slow meals all day long, watching television with our loved ones while staying cozy on the couch, and lighting up fall scented candles. But a foul-smelling basement is definitely not on the list. How can you achieve the best air quality over the holidays?

Have you ever walked into someone else’s home, only to notice the smell of a damp carpet or mildew? Perhaps it is slightly covered by candle or fabric spray, but the scent lingers. Well, it affects the air quality of your home. The good news is – if you know where the musty smell is coming from (like from an old mop), then you can solve the problem. The bad news – if the smell has been lingering around for weeks, months or even years, you need to call a professional. Your home could be dealing with a radon or mold problem, past due duct cleaning, sump pumps, backup systems, or in need of crawl space liners and air cleaners.

How to have the best air quality over the holidays

Not only could a damp smell be bad for your air quality and overall health of you and your loved ones, but it can also be the source of a larger issue. Over the years, our company has performed successful indoor quality tests to get the answers you need. Our team at Environmental Doctor does it all, from basement waterproofing to mold removal and water intrusion problems. Staying comfortable indoors is a top priority while it’s snowing outside.

Don’t delay your inspection; the holidays deserve to smell nice and clean for you and your guests. We are located in Dayton, Ohio and serve all of the areas surrounding Dayton. From Springfield to the East, Piqua to the North and Eaton to the West.

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Ways the Holidays can Disrupt your Home Air Quality

The chimney is going, the hot cocoa is pouring and the snow is gently touching the ground. The holiday season is officially here! Can you smell the pumpkin spiced apples, cinnamon tea and apple pie? Yes, we’re delighted by all the smells and gatherings with loved one this winter in Ohio. From Dayton to Centerville and Cincinnati, everywhere in between.

Some of the not so nice details during the holiday season is indoor and outdoor air quality. When the snow takes over our environment, our trees become dormant and the air quality decreases for months. We suggest purchasing some nice house plants that are great for oxygen emitting effects. But, what can we do to keep the house clear of pollutants?

A Holiday Gift: Home Air Test

Having a beautiful Christmas Tree is the norm for many families across America. Although, what happens to all the pine needles that fall off but don’t get vacuumed completely? Our specialists have found pine needles in duct work before, creating a stuffy air environment for months. These blocked entry ways can cause poor circulation and ultimately clog the vents over time. A mixture of smoke from candles and cooking, to solid and liquid particles suspended in the air may become hazardous. Anything from dust to droplets, soot and pollen can be hanging around the mistletoe. That mistletoe doesn’t seem to be too lonely now, does it? Kiss those nasty indoor air pollutants goodbye with a home air test.

You can trust our services and professionalism as we guarantee all work orders to be completed to your satisfaction. Need an air quality test in Cincinnati? You’re in luck as we recently expanded our services to Centerville and Cincinnati.

If you have an emergency house call this winter, we’re happy to help you keep the party going. Safe and smooth sailing, neighbors.