The Phoenix Brown Cloud…no, it’s not a pretty beige mist. It’s air pollution.
You moved to Phoenix for the climate or you’ve lived here all your life. The air didn’t used to be so bad. In fact, Arizona was once the place to move to if you suffered from allergies and asthma. Not any more.
You see, folks missed the grass and pretty flowers and trees from back home and they brought them to the Valley. Now, when all those exotic plants, bloom, we have a lot of pollen.
Now, add the drought. OK, it’s the desert, but still, we’ve had abnormally dry conditions for the last few months. So, with any significant wind, we get blowing dust in the air. Hence, the brown cloud and air quality warnings.
Then, of course, when you include the carbon and nitrogen dioxide gas pollutants from vehicles, gas-powered lawn mowers and leaf blowers, it all combines to create the brown cloud.
Watch this video from the American Lung Association on what pollution does to our lungs.
So how do you keep the brown cloud from coming inside your home?
That’s where AZ Healthy Home comes in.
If you or your family suffer from asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or allergies, you can’t afford to allow the pollution from the outside into your home.
AZ Healthy Home inspects your house for indoor air quality using
- Ultra-fine particulate meter
- Volatile Organic Compounds meter
- CO and CO2 Detector
- InfraRed Thermal Imaging to detect leaks in doors, windows and vents that let the outdoor air pollution in.
They’ll also check your HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) filtration systems to check for adequate air flow and proper micro-filtration. (Those airborne particles are small.)
You’ll get an Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Report along with recommendations to improve the indoor environmental air in your home and protect you and your family from breathing in the brown cloud.