So what are biological pollutants? In short, they are living or once-living organisms that are often invisible and promote poor indoor air quality. Basically, it’s a fancy, overarching name for dust mites, pet dander and much more. However, these pollutants live up to their name. They pollute the air we breathe, they worsen our allergies/asthma and keep us in the doctor’s office. So out of all the biological pollutants out there, we want to give you the top four and a way to keep them out of your life.
This includes dead cells from hair, skin, and feathers. If you have a one or multiple pets in your home, you are bound to have animal dander affecting the air quality. Animals shed their dead cells just like humans. Even if you don’t have pet allergies, no one wants to be inhaling dead hair, skin and feather cells in every breath.
Infectious agents refer to bacteria and viruses. These living organisms will keep you going to the doctor’s office time and time again. Most of us are thankful for an immune system that can fight off most airborne bacteria. However, this is not the case for everyone, and that is why it is so important to have good indoor air quality – to keep everyone happy and healthy all year long.
This one should come as no shock. The dust in your home is a biological pollutant, and breathing dust mites can do a number on those with asthma and allergies. One way to keep the number of dust mites in your home to a minimum is to give your house a weekly dusting.
Although we tend to think of pollen as existing outside the walls of our home, that doesn’t mean we don’t track it in on our shoes, clothes or even by just leaving a window or door open a little too long. Pollen is one of the top biological pollutants to infuriate allergies.
Maintaining Great Indoor Air Quality
One of the best ways to keep all of these biological pollutants at a minimum is to invest in an air purification system. An air purifier will help to remove all the pollutants from the air and give you real-time updates on your home’s current indoor air quality. If you have noticed that you or your family is constantly in poor health, it may be a result of poor indoor air quality. Contact Star Mechanical today to find out more about your future air purification system in Manteca, Modesto, Tracy, Stockton, and surrounding areas.