What Causes Poor Indoor Air Quality?

What’s the first word that comes to your mind when you think of pollution? For most of us, it’s probably “factory,” “cars,” or “buses.” But contrary to what most people think, pollution is more of a threat to us inside than outside. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the air in your home is seven times more polluted than the air outside. The first step in reducing pollution is identifying it. If you’re worried about your home’s air quality, these are the most common pollutants in each of your rooms:

Mitch Wright indoor air pollutants


  • Asbestos
  • Fiberglass (from insulation)
  • Dust mites


  • Excess humidity
  • Personal hygiene products (hair spray, perfumes, aerosols, etc.)
  • Mold spores


  • Dust mites
  • Pet hair or dander
  • Carbon dioxide (CO2)
  • Pollen and outdoor allergens


  • Carbon monoxide (CO)
  • Gas and fuel
  • Dust
  • Pesticides
  • Chemical cleaning agents


  • Mold
  • Radon
  • Paints and chemicals
  • Carbon monoxide (CO)

Home Office

  • Melamine furniture
  • Volatile organic compounds (VOC) like printers and photocopiers

At Mitch Wright Plumbing Heating & Air, we are dedicated to helping you improve indoor air quality through air filtration systems, ultraviolet light air purification systems, and more! For more information on the services we offer give us a call at (901) 795-9044.