Wildfires release air pollutants that reduce the quality of your indoor air. Here’s a list of potential hazards in the air after a wildfire is out in Diamond Bar, CA:

Carbon Monoxide

A large amount of carbon monoxide releases into the air during a wildfire. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that’s a product of incomplete combustion. It can cause serious health issues and even death in concentrated amounts. A comprehensive indoor air quality inspection by qualified comfort advisors will help you find the best solution to eliminate carbon monoxide.

Biological Contaminants

Smoke from burning contains water vapor, which increases the humidity of your indoor air. Excess moisture in your indoor air creates a suitable environment for the growth of biological contaminants. They can trigger allergies and worsen asthma attacks.

You can use dehumidifiers to get rid of the excess moisture in your indoor air. Comfort advisors can also help you find other suitable solutions to restore comfort in your home.

Debris

A lot of debris is usually released in the air during a wildfire, which may find its way into your indoor air. Debris may enter your home through air vents, where it may cause clogging. Clogged air filters reduce proper airflow in your home, which also reduces the efficiency of your HVAC system.

Dust and particulate matter consisting of liquid and solid particles remain suspended in the air after a wildfire. They can cause eye irritations and serious health problems in the respiratory tract when inhaled. The smoke also releases unpleasant odors in your indoor air, which cause discomfort.

You must replace your air filter and schedule duct cleaning after a wildfire. This ensures that there’s proper airflow in your home. It’ll also make sure your HVAC system distributes an even temperature throughout your home.

Metz Air Control provides quality heating and AC repair, maintenance and installation services. We make your comfort our top priority and guarantee 100% satisfaction. Contact us today for all your HVAC maintenance and installation services.

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