Indoor air quality (IAC) is not something I was used to thinking about – until the odor arrived! Recently we had a female raccoon nest in our chimney and give birth to babies there. Oh my gosh, the odor was pungent (I never appreciated the meaning of the word “pungent” until that moment.) Fortunately for us, Ricotta Heating and Air are the St. Louis area indoor air quality (IAQ) specialists.
According to the Humane Society, raccoons in chimneys is a common occurrence! Usually,capping a chimney is recommended as a way to prevent raccoons from climbing in, but this mother raccoon pulled off the chimney cap! And, after the birth, Mother Raccoon and the four babies had “left their mark” on my territory. I’ll tell you, the odor was difficult to get rid of!
Since then I’ve been paying attention to air quality. I learned that animal dander, household chemicals, and mold can all result in bacteria, fungi and viruses in your home, not only negatively affecting your air quality, but even causing respiratory problems or even disease!
You know, most of us spend a large percentage of our time at home. The elderly may spend 90 – 100% of their time there! A Ricotta Heating & Air special indoor air quality assessment can help you be sure your air quality is clean, reducing your exposure to indoor pollutants and airborne particles.
At Ricotta Heating & Air, there’s a lot more to indoor air quality than simply heating and cooling. By designing and implementing solutions and installing the proper equipment, Ricotta keeps air quality in the homes of St. Louis residents comfortable and healthful.
Raccoons? No, thank you! Indoor air quality? Yes, thanks to Ricotta Heating & Air!
Until next time,
Rachel of the Ricotta blog team