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Indoor Air Quality Services in St. Louis

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) categorizes potential indoor air risks into five danger levels: particles, allergens, chemical pollutants, mold spores, and high humidity. We at Proper Environmental offer indoor air quality services to reduce risk at every danger level.

As your local National Radon Defense dealer, we’re trained and certified to prevent radon gas from entering your home and alleviate a host of other pollutants. We use our extensive training knowledge to educate every customer about indoor air quality. If we detect indoor air quality issues, we’ll create a customized solution to ensure your family remains safe.

Contact us today for an appointment. Our services are available in Saint Charles, Saint Louis, O’Fallon, and throughout Missouri.

Our Air Quality Solutions

Proper Environmental provides air quality solutions to eliminate these dangerous compounds from your home so you can breathe easily. Our team customizes your indoor air quality services to address the specific issues you’re experiencing. Our products include:
  • Energy Recovery Ventilator
  • Breathe EZ Air Cleaner
  • Vapor Intrusion Mitigation 
  • Dehumidification Systems
  • Breathe EZ UVC Light
  • Air Purifiers

Energy Recovery Ventilator

An Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) reduces radon levels in your home or business by adding fresh air and creating positive air pressure. Negative air pressure creates a force that pulls gasses, like radon, into the lower level of your home. Proper Environmental often recommends ERVs when traditional radon mitigation solutions aren’t effective. Our ventilation systems remove pollutants while simultaneously moderating temperature extremes and humidity levels.

Breathe EZ Air Cleaner

The Breathe EZ Air Cleaner is a whole-house air filtration system. It attaches to your forced-air HVAC system and resolves indoor air quality issues. Unlike typical HVAC filters, the Breathe EZ Air Cleaner filtered 98% of airborne radioactive elements in clinical trials. We recommend a radon mitigation system as your first line of defense, but the Breathe EZ Air Cleaner is an excellent option for further protection. Its ability to electronically charge air particles such as mold, dust and pollen significantly reduces the risk of negative health effects.

Vapor Intrusion Mitigation

Soil vapor intrusion is a phenomenon that negatively affects indoor air quality. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) can evaporate from polluted soil and water and migrate into nearby homes or buildings. Proper Environmental’s technicians work to eliminate these harmful contaminants and protect your family through five types of vapor intrusion mitigation systems:

  • Sub-Slab Depressurization (SSD)
  • Sump Pit Depressurization Systems (SPDs)
  • Sub-Membrane Depressurization Systems
  • Pressure Field Extension (PFE) Testing
  • Vapor Pins

Dehumidification Systems

Pollutants such as mold thrive in warm, damp environments and can cause upper respiratory issues, among other health problems. Our dehumidifiers protect your basement or crawl space against excess moisture and create a clean, dry environment. When facing a dehumidification system’s powerful blowing motor, mold spores can’t grow or populate. It circulates dry air throughout the space and collects water and excess moisture to drain away from your home. Eliminating dust and mold is simple with a dehumidifier from Proper Environmental.

Breathe EZ UVC Light

The condensation on an air conditioning unit’s evaporator coils can attract mold and mildew. Proper Environmental recommends the Breathe EZ UVC Light to resolve air quality problems from a moldy HVAC system. In just a hundredths of a second after coming in contact with UV-C wavelengths, mold and mildew cells die or become unable to replicate. No extra chemicals or systems are required to eliminate mold and mildew within seconds. Once our team installs the Breathe EZ UVC Light, you’ll notice the difference immediately. Better air quality and circulation mean a healthier environment.

Air Purifiers

Our air purifying systems remove pollutants 10,000 times smaller than human hair. Three distinct stages battle against mold, pet dander, viruses, allergens, smoke, and more:
  1. Allergy Filter: Removes common airborne allergens such as pet dander, mold, and dust particles
  2. Activated Carbon Filter: Removes VOCs, odors, chemicals, smoke, and more
  3. Microparticle HEPA FIlter: Removes 99.97% of particles, like smoke, smog, soot, bacteria, and viruses

Our air purifiers use safe methods to remove harmful pollutants. Use your system day and night to keep your family healthy!

Indoor Air Pollution Dangers

Any particle or allergen in your home’s air can cause adverse health effects. Our goal is to inform you about the EPA’s indoor air pollution danger levels so you can identify which impacts your family.

Danger Level 5: Dangerous Gasses

Radon and carbon monoxide (CO) are potentially deadly gasses in many homes across the U.S. Approximately one in fifteen homes has high levels of radon gas. Their odorless, tasteless, and invisible nature makes them particularly concerning. Radon gas occurs naturally as uranium in soil and rock decays. It may enter the home through cracks and penetrations in slabs and foundations. Malfunctioning fuel-burning appliances, such as furnaces, boilers, water heaters, and wood stoves, produce carbon monoxide. Idling automobiles and outdoor power equipment also make CO. Together, radon and carbon monoxide are responsible for thousands of deaths yearly in the United States and Canada. Further, lung cancer caused by radon kills 15,000 to 21,000 people annually in the U.S. alone.

Danger Level 4: Microbial Growth

Fungus, such as mold and mildew, can cause various ailments. When these microorganisms grow, they produce microscopic spores that can travel on air currents throughout the home. They can quickly enter your lungs as you inhale due to their small size. Sensitive individuals’ reactions range from mild to severe. Symptoms include:
  • Nose and throat irritation
  • Nasal stuffiness
  • Wheezing
  • Eye irritation
  • Skin irritation
  • Shortness of breath
  • Asthma flares

Excessive airborne mold has been linked to asthma development in children. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), immunocompromised individuals and those with chronic lung diseases are at a greater risk of opportunistic fungal infections.

Danger Level 3: Allergens & Particulates

Common allergens and particulates include:
  • Dust
  • Pollen
  • Pet dander
  • Smoke (both wood and tobacco)
  • Vehicle exhaust
  • Insect debris

Health effects associated with these indoor air pollutants include:

  • Nose and throat irritation
  • Runny nose
  • Congestion
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Wheezing
  • Asthma flares

To make matters worse, airborne particulates can significantly increase the danger of radon gas. When we inhale, gas particles attached to dust and smoke particulates lodge themselves in our lung tissue.

Danger Level 2: Infectious Illnesses

Indoor air pollution includes airborne bacteria and viruses. Family members and pets carry these contaminants into the home. Infectious disease can include bacterial infections such as:
  • Streptococcus
  • Pneumococcus
  • Tuberculosis

Or viral diseases, including:

  • Influenza
  • RSV
  • Pneumonia
  • Common cold
  • SARS

Health effects associated with this danger level include:

  • Sinusitis
  • Upper respiratory issues
  • Throat and ear infections
  • Bronchitis
  • Pneumonia

Danger Level 1: Toxic Compounds

As homes become tighter and more energy efficient, toxic compound concentrations can build up, causing adverse health effects. Items such as building materials, furniture, carpets, paints, solvents, cleaning chemicals, and personal care products can generate toxic compounds inside the home. Conversely, pesticides and dry-cleaned clothing can transport toxic compounds into the house. Toxic compounds include:
  • Formaldehyde
  • Methylene chloride
  • Acetone
  • Benzene
  • Toluene
  • Many other carcinogens

Short-term health effects associated with danger level one include:

  • Memory lapse
  • Mild depression
  • Lung dysfunction
  • Blurred vision
  • Headaches
  • Lethargy

Long-term exposure to high levels of these toxic compounds may cause cancer and negatively affect the liver, kidneys, and nervous system.

Request Indoor Air Quality Services Today

Do you have an indoor air quality problem in your home? Give us a call at 1-314-285-6240 or request a free estimate online. Proper Environmental is the top radon mitigation company in Saint Peters, Florissant, Chesterfield, Wentzville, Ballwin, Maryland Heights, Imperial and surrounding areas of Missouri. Schedule an appointment with us today to receive custom indoor air quality services! We look forward to assisting you.