During a serious wildfire many homeowners will stay inside hoping to protect themselves from the deadly flames. While the indoors do provide some protection from fumes outside it will not provide full coverage. And if the circumstances are bad enough, you could find yourself with a troublesome smoke problem inside your home.
It is important to prepare for annual wildfires caused by dry summers, so keep reading for more information on smoke exposure and how to make your home a safer place.
What are the negative effects of smoke exposure?
Natural fires are disastrous even if you’re not within the affected region. Wildfire smoke contains dangerous chemicals that can impact your health, and when the smoke enters your home that impact can worsen. Ultimately, the chemicals and particles in wildfire smoke consist of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, methane, and many other health hazardous chemicals.
During wildfire season many homeowners will feel shielded from the smoke that lingers outside. Little do they know how easy it is for smoke to enter their home and hurt more than just other people living there. Unfortunately, pets could be twice as affected by the natural exhaust since they spend a majority of their time outdoors. It is important to keep your animal indoors most of the time while there is smoke outside, as it could cause serious injuries to them.
What can you do to improve your indoor air quality?
To protect yourself from the effects of long-term smoke exposure it’s recommended to have an air purifier or an effective HVAC filter installed in your home. The air purifier and your HVAC system’s job is to refine and regulate your indoor air quality.
The filters detect and trap particular matter and stop them from entering the home. Getting either of these installed is best done by professionals, as certain sizes for these air regulators are necessarily dependent on room sizes in order for them to be effective.
Experts in Indoor Air Quality
No one wants to spend their summer dealing with irritable smoke problems.
So if you’re looking to improve your indoor air quality, Vanport Mechanical and Fire Sprinkler Inc. is here to help.
At Vanport Mechanical, our licensed technicians are best picked for choosing adequate sizing and placement for air purification systems. We want to ensure your safety through these hot summers, so contact us today!
Can Wildfire Smoke Affect You Indoors? in Vancouver WA
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