The reason why so many of us enjoy the great outdoors so much is because we spend a large part of our lives inside our homes or indoors where we go to work each day.
In fact, if you examine your typical day you’ll find that we spend at least 14 hours inside our homes each day, and that’s if you currently have a full-time job.
The fact that we all spend so much time indoors makes the quality of the air we breathe even more important. Unfortunately the air quality in your home might not be quite as good as you think it is, but that’s not necessarily your fault, and there are solutions for this problem.
But let’s take a look at what actually causes poor quality indoor air before we start looking at how to “cure” your home of this uncomfortable, and smelly, problem.
Poor Air Quality & Health Issues
There is a growing mountain of medical statistics that show that respiratory problems are becoming more and more common in younger children and teenagers. Some of these respiratory problems are inherited genetic traits, but many of them are caused by environmental factors such as industrial pollutants and toxins leaking into your home. In some cases, the same toxins produced inside your home are leaking into other rooms through uninsulated wall cavities.
Typical causes of undesirable air quality inside any home can include pet hair, smoking, naturally occurring dust (from human skin), hidden mold growth, degrading building materials, smoke from furnaces, or other interior heating appliances.
Just Cleaning Isn’t Enough
Poor air quality can, and will, also cause health complications for people with existing allergies or respiratory health conditions such as asthma. The tiny spores, mites and particles of dust we can’t see or smell are a constant hazard to anyone who needs their home to be as clear of pollutants and dust as possible. The quality of the air inside your home is not directly related to how clean your home is because you can’t smell radon or dust mites, for example.
It is important to keep your home as clean as you possibly can, but there’s only so far your cleaning routine can go in improving the quality of the air you breathe inside your home. What you will need is a way to create an air barrier inside your home; a way to block out external pollution, while still being able to comfortably live inside your home.
Air Barrier for Health
The good news for people living in Oklahoma is that the SPF insulation experts at Kool Foam have the perfect solution to your problem. Urethane Spray Foam can be applied to both internal and external walls and surfaces to ensure that you can control the air flow into and around your home. If, for example, you wanted to ensure that no dust or fumes from your furnace were escaping into your bedrooms, you can have us insulate that room completely with a variety of different spray foams.
Or if you want to create an air-seal between your bedrooms and pollutants and dust from the outside world, we can inject open-cell foam into your existing cavity walls, around windows and underneath floors. This foam expands to cover every inch of your internal walls, preventing the growth and spread of molds or other pollutants because you’re now controlling the quality of the air inside your home.
Basically our Oklahoma spray foam expertise allows you to create a home with better air quality than you’ll remember enjoying in quite some time. In addition to living in a home that now has cleaner air, you’ll be living in a far quieter and better-insulated home too.