We are all concerned about good air quality. We are very much aware of air pollution as a problem for many people whose health is easily affected by “bad air”. Most of us think air pollution only
comes from cars, buses, factory chimneys, etc. We can SEE it in the form of smog. We can FEEL it when we try to breathe on a bad smog day.
We assume that if we stay inside with the windows and doors shut tight and have some sort of air-filter system in place, we should be breathing fairly clean air - right?
What most people don’t know is that the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in their home can have a pollutant level 3 to 5 times higher than outside the home according to the EPA.
Thousands of products on the market today are made from what are known as VOCs volatile organic compounds). “Volatile” means “evaporating readily at normal temperatures and pressures.”
Certain solid and liquid products that you bring into your home for a home improvement project release particles into the air in the form of gases and, depending on the product, they can continue to release harmful gases into the air for years.
Three major contributors to your Indoor Air Quality are your carpeting, flooring and the paint on your walls. That “new carpet", "new floor" or “fresh paint” smell could be coming from toxic fumes. Your newly remodeled kitchen, bathroom or family room could be more toxic and harmful to your family than your backyard.
The next time you remodel your home, make sure that you use only products that do not contain VOCs or have a low VOC rating.
If you need help, ask us. Rocha Construction is working toward becoming a 100% Green Remodeler.
Call Gilbert Rocha at 310-464-4256.