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Monday, May 15, 2017

Asthma Sufferers: Air Sealing Can Help

Do you or a family member suffer from asthma or asthma-related attacks? It’s estimated that 26 million Americans are affected by asthma or asthma-related conditions.

Research shows asthma attacks are directly linked to air quality. The lungs of asthma sufferers are extra sensitive to triggers like pollen, dust, mold, chemicals in the air, and more. The US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) estimates that the average person receives 72 percent of their exposure to poor air quality in their own home. When considering the significant amount of time we spend indoors, indoor air quality becomes even more important for those with breathing issues (and for everyone).

Air sealing your home can help improve indoor air quality. Air sealing keeps outside pollutants out of the home. This allows indoor air to be controlled and properly ventilated to help reduce asthma triggers inside your home.

Spray foam insulation is a great option to both insulate and seal air leaks. Spray foam provides an exceptional air seal, works as a thermal barrier (insulator) and helps control moisture issues. This improved air-tightness provides better control of indoor humidity, which reduces mold inside the home.

Have questions about your home’s indoor air quality? Contact our office to learn more.




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