Air quality is something that many people don’t think about, until there’s a problem. It can be easy to overlook the importance of establishing and maintaining optimal air quality standards. However, since the air we breathe is literally our vital life force, it should go without saying that this is something that really needs to be a high priority. Fortunately, there are some steps property owners can take that can have a major impact on improving the quality of the air we breathe.
This is relevant and important to everyone, but can have particular significance for those with certain medical conditions or environmental sensitivities. Many families have one or more members who are plagued by asthma, allergies or other annoying, painful and potentially dangerous health problems. Many of these issues can be traced at least in part to factors related to the living environment, or areas in which those people spend a considerable amount of time.
Allergies and other health issues caused (or aggravated) by irritants and environmental conditions are a major problem for many people. Even for people who don’t have a serious medical issue, air quality is an important consideration. Everyone wants to be in a healthy environment that allows them to feel their best. Needless to say, most people are eager to do whatever they can to help improve the air quality of the space where their families (or, in the case of a business, their employees) will be spending many hours.
A popular insulation material may be able to offer help in this area. New research compiled by RValue Pros shows that spray foam insulation can actually be an effective tool in establishing a reduced-irritant environment. The benefits are achieved when spray foam insulation is applied in the correct manner, and used in conjunction with other elements such as a good ventilation system.
This makes sense when you think about it. One of the major benefits of spray foam is its ability to create a strong, airtight barrier that acts as a protective and insulating envelope keeping air enclosed. By serving as a barrier between the living space and the exterior areas and outside world, spray foam insulation can help prevent outside irritants and materials from entering the indoor space. That can significantly decrease the amount of potential irritants and problem-causing substances that can be found inside the home. In this way, the insulation layer can act as a sort of protective blanket, helping to ward off undesirable materials and substances that people inside the home want to avoid.
As many property owners and contractors already know, spray foam offers a variety of other important advantages, as well. High among those benefits are the ability to greatly reduce energy usage, resulting in a drop in utility costs, along with the conservation of valuable natural resources. This added aspect of the possibility of avoiding irritants and the issues they can cause is just an additional benefit to add to the list. When combined with energy efficiency and a more comfortable living space, this potential to improve air quality makes spray foam an even more attractive choice for insulation purposes.
Of course, the key factor is that the spray foam insulation materials must be applied properly, in a safe and careful manner. That’s why it is critical that property owners choose a qualified, professional spray foam insulation contractor to perform this work for them. We are proud to support these industry professionals by ensuring they can get the vital equipment they need in order to best serve their customers. Intech Equipment & Supply has a large selection of spray foam equipment and related tools and supplies, so we help contractors keep their job sites stocked and running smoothly.