Indoor air quality refers to the condition of air inside, within, and around buildings, but when was the last time you thought about air quality inside your Edgewater, Maryland, home? Some people may not realize the indoor air quality of their homes might be an environmental danger. Learn about this and other shocking facts about indoor air quality.

Indoor Air Quality Is a Top Environmental Danger

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ranks indoor air quality as one of the top five environmental dangers to public health. Health effects can show up after a single exposure or repeated exposure to pollutants. These effects may include eye, nose, and throat irritation; headaches; dizziness; and fatigue.

Removing indoor air pollutants by ensuring proper air ventilation, replacing old HVAC filters, and reducing and removing moisture may decrease or eliminate these effects and help people with asthma and related respiratory ailments to breathe easier.

Household Objects Are Some of the Biggest Culprits of Indoor Air Pollution

Gas, oil, kerosene, wood stoves, and fireplaces can emit particles that contribute to indoor air pollution when in use. Cleaning products, personal-care products, glues, and pastes produce chemical air pollutants. Building materials such as carpet, insulation, cabinetry, and pressed-wood products can also be sources of indoor air pollution. Don’t forget about pet dander, mold, and dust, all of which can add to indoor air pollution.

Air Fresheners Are Harmful to Health

Most air fresheners contain chemicals known to disrupt hormone function in children, interfere with reproductive development, and irritate respiratory conditions like asthma. A recent study found that the emissions from air fresheners interact with ozone to form compounds like formaldehyde and acetone, which may give rise to concerns about respiratory sensitivity and airflow limitations.

Indoor air pollution is a concern for every home. Insulation may trap air or another gas to offer more efficient heating, but if not enough air enters the house, poor air quality could result. For an indoor air quality assessment and to learn about ways to improve your home’s indoor air quality, contact Griffith Energy Services Inc. at 888-474-3391.

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Dear Customers,

At this time, when the news is dominated by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health emergency around the world, we wanted to personally reach out and let you know that we are vigilantly implementing enhanced protocols to ensure your safety and the safety of our team.

We are closely monitoring the guidance of the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control regarding the spread of the virus. This is an evolving situation and we will continue to develop and take necessary measures as needed. Our focus is to ensure that we meet customer needs while doing our part to keep you, our employees, and our communities safe.

Here’s what we’re doing:

  • Everyone on our team has received enhanced training and protocol briefings. We will continue to evolve and adjust these protocols as needed.
  • We are implementing telecommuting options for positions where applicable.
  • Non-essential work travel is currently on hold for all employees.
  • We are conducting enhanced cleaning practices at our locations and are instructing employees to continually sanitize their work stations and vehicles.
  • We are also urging all employees to be vigilant about frequent hand washing.

Information for you:
If you have an existing service appointment, we look forward to seeing you and want to reassure you that we are doing everything we can to promote a safe and secure service experience.

During this challenging time, if you are experiencing symptoms related to the COVID-19 virus or have been exposed to it, in order to protect our team and all the customers we serve, we encourage you to please reschedule your service appointment, by calling us at 888-474-3391.

Your safety is our highest priority and we truly appreciate the trust that you place in our team and our company.

Best regards,
Griffith Energy Services

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