The air we breathe naturally plays an enormous role in our health. When pollutants such as pollen, mold spores, germs, viruses, and dust mix with our oxygen, we take those particles into our bodies without knowing it. As the population of seniors rises in the coming years, Americans have an ever-present need to focus on improving and maintaining healthy air for those in assisted living. Preventative maintenance and tackling first issues is the way to ensure excellent indoor air quality.

Common Contaminants 

Several factors induce poor indoor air quality that require varying levels of remediation. For example, one already knows how essential it is to maintain a clean residence free of dirt and dust. Regular cleaning is something caretakers can do on a regular basis without assistance. Meanwhile, mold is often another problem that residents in Maryland have to handle. Mold comes in many forms, but some are more toxic than others. It is possible to clean out the mold without professional aid, but if you do suspect your residence has a mold issue, you may need to call a remediation company. Meanwhile, smoke and particles from commercial-grade kitchen hoods can also pollute an area if a professional does not regularly clean it.

Its Importance in Assisted Living

Although poor indoor air can have serious health effects on people at any age, it poses a higher threat to the young, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems. Without the usual strength to fight off damaging particles, the body is more susceptible to illness, injury, and even death. As our bodies age, we eventually lose the ability to sustain ourselves under unhealthy breathing conditions. Therefore, seniors face more serious risks in unmaintained environments. 

How to Maintain Healthy Indoor Air Quality

It is difficult to know what the top concerns are in assisted living facilities in the United States for healthy living, because there is little research on the matter. However, what we know about healthy standards for everyone can apply to seniors as well. Managers and owners of these centers can evaluate the ventilation, HVAC systems, kitchen hood and appliances, and general cleanliness to achieve a thoroughly clean living space. Should you need a professional assessment or cleaning service, Air Quality Remediation is here to help.

Contact Air Quality Remediation Today!

AQR is proud to be a leader in water and flood damage, mold remediation and fire and smoke restoration for residential customers along with air duct cleaning, mold removal, and facilities cleaning for commercial clients throughout Delaware, Maryland’s Eastern Shore and parts of Northern Virginia and Southeastern Pennsylvania. AQR professionals make every effort to complete projects in a timely manner, within budgetary guidelines, and with excellent customer service every step of the way. To experience the AQR difference firsthand, contact us today at (302) 464-1050 and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.


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October 2021