Indoor air quality affects every Delaware resident–at home and at work. That’s why the Delaware Government has created a comprehensive program to help the people of our state better understand the causes of indoor air problems (the “Dirty Dozen”), as well as the many solutions that are available.
The “Dirty Dozen”
These are the nasties: Twelve indoor air contamination sources that can affect any home or business and cause serious health hazards. Click on each one to learn what you can do to avoid their dirty tricks.
- Inadequate maintenance of heating and cooling systems
- Lead Paint
- Things from Outside
- New Materials
- Carbon Monoxide Gas
- Lack of Housekeeping
- Household Chemicals
- Tobacco Smoke
- Excess Water
As a local Delaware cleaning company, our goal is to not only provide cleaning services but also to provide solutions on how to reduce pollutants within client’s homes while we clean. By hiring Markatos Services Inc. to clean your home on a weekly, biweekly or monthly basis, we are able to address any lack of house cleaning that can cause harm to those with asthma.
Lack of Housekeeping
A home that isn’t cleaned regularly can become a breeding ground for house dust mites, pollens, animal dander, and other allergy causing agents. All can cause eye, nose, and throat irritation, shortness of breath, dizziness, drowsiness, and asthma.
Indoor air quality (IAQ) problems are not limited to homes. In fact, many office buildings have significant air pollution sources. Some of these buildings may be inadequately ventilated. For example, mechanical ventilation systems may not be designed or operated to provide adequate amounts of outdoor air. Finally, people generally have less control over the indoor environment in their offices than they do in their homes. As a result, there has been an increase in the incidence of reported health problems.
Make sure that the current cleaning service at your place of work has an effective maintenance program in place to assure your work environment is a safe and healthy one. If you have any questions in regards to the type of maintenance program that should be in place, please feel free to call Markatos Services Inc. at (302) 792-0606. We are more than happy to help.
Information from: DPH Healthy Living
Additional information on improving indoor air quality is available from these online sources: