Three Businesses Specializing in the Health of Your Home

A home should be a safe haven, a place of comfort and respite, a place where we can take a deep breath and recover from the world. We know a clean home is a happy home, but sometimes there are hidden pollutants affecting our households that aren’t removed by mops, rags or vacuums. Local professionals offer advice for maintaining a healthy, clean environment within your place of refuge by eliminating contaminants and impurities that lurk unseen. 

Clear Away Pollutants

“On average, the indoor air quality is 6 to 7 times worse than outside the home,” explains Andy Pirami, owner of Billings Carpet Cleaning and Water Damage Restoration.

Although having carpet offers huge benefits, as it is the largest filter in a home, it needs to be cared for properly. Just as you would change out an air filter in a car, you also need to deep clean carpets regularly to remove the trapped pollutants.

“Poor indoor air quality can negatively impact health, especially for those that are immunocompromised, the elderly or children,” Andy warns. “I recently implemented a HEPA filtration system for a client who is undergoing cancer treatment.”

These “air scrubbers” offer relief from allergens, dirt and other irritants and help to purify the home environment.

Pure, Clean Water

“The benefits of having quality water in your home saves money on buying bottled water from grocery stores, saves on home appliances, saves on soap and skin and hair care products,” says Gregg Glasgow, sales manager at American Water Technologies

His business specializes in water treatment. Their services include water softening, whole-house reverse osmosis, iron filter installations and water cooler installations. Homeowners can have access to clean, fresh drinking water each time they turn on the tap while reducing the usage of plastics for bottled water. Improve your home and help the environment. 

Proper HVAC Service

When it comes to heating, ventilation and air conditioning, proper maintenance and service is crucial to prolonging the life of the units as well as ensuring they function correctly.

“The last thing a homeowner wants is their system to break down in mid-winter or mid-summer,” warns Joe Kleinhans, owner of Indoor Air Solutions. “With routine maintenance, a furnace can last 10 to 15 years.” 

Joe’s business services furnaces, A/C, ranges, ventilation, bath fans and more. Keeping HVAC systems clean influences the overall air quality of the home.

“Duct cleaning is important because dust and debris can be moved around by the furnace,” he says. “So even if you dust every day, dirt trapped in a duct will still spread through the vents.”

He also extolls the importance of regulating the humidity within a home.

“Neat statistic: the average humidity of the Sahara Desert is 21 percent,” Joe says. “Yet, the average humidity in Montana is 15 to 18 percent.”

An air humidifier can greatly impact the comfort of the home environment by bringing the humidity levels up to 30 to 40 percent, which reduces static electricity and can help relieve sinus issues.