Stay safe from the wildfires and indoor air quality problems in Northern California this year.
It’s hard to avoid the news of wildfires. They’ve broken out all over both Northern and Southern California in the past few months. There have been evacuations, structures and wildlife threatened, and local news stories seem dominated by the wildfires. In one viral story, a couple who got married at a winery in Sonoma County took their photos wearing white breathing masks. “The picture symbolized the state of California during wildfire season,” reported KTVU Fox 2.
But NorCal residents are not strangers to wildfire season. In fact, last year, a study showed that California had the worst indoor air quality and that wildfires were among the chief reasons. So how do you protect your home from poor indoor air quality this wildfire season? Here are a few tips.
Consider the Severity
Your actions taken to protect your indoor air quality should depend on the severity of the issue. For instance, if a wildfire is very close to your home and you’re dealing with heavy smoke, the best plan of action may be to evacuate. If the fire isn’t a threat but there is a threat of smoke entering your home, make sure that you close the outdoor intake damper of your air conditioning unit and use an air cleaner in order to remove harmful particles from the air. If the smoke is less severe, you may not need to panic, but you can still take steps to try to improve your indoor air quality, such as keeping your ducts clean or investing in an air scrubber.
Preparing Your Indoor Air Quality
The best way to keep your indoor air quality up during wildfire season is to be prepared for wildfire season beforehand. This may mean calling a technician out to perform a checkup and make sure that your indoor air quality is already in good shape beforehand or tell you what you can do to improve it. It’s also best to invest in an air cleaner or a high quality HVAC filter before wildfire season.
How Service Champions Can Help
We’re local to Northern California, so we know how important indoor air quality here can be. We offer duct cleaning and sealing to make sure that the air coming through your ducts isn’t polluted and heavy. We also offer an Air Scrubber. We’ll install this cleaner in your home’s HVAC system, and it reduces 90% of airborne contaminants, as well as 99.9% of surface contaminants. And we provide regular tune-ups to make sure that everything is in shape so that you can be prepared for the next wildfire season.
Want to protect your home this year with strong indoor air quality? Contact Service Champions today for more information or 24/7 excellent service.