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Your Yacht's Air Quality and What It Means To You

10/21/2017 (Permalink)

On a yacht, air quality is often overlooked.

Here at SERVPRO Ft. Lauderdale North, we love boats and yachts.

But we don't just love watching them, we also love getting to work on them to make them as beautiful as can be. Many people don't realize that due to the extreme conditions under which boats and yachts operate, the air quality on board can become contaminated with hazardous mold or bacteria. In fact, the EPA estimates that indoor air pollution, such as that on board a boat or yacht, can reach up to 100 times as contaminated as the air pollution outside!

Symptoms of poor yacht air quality can include:

  • irritation of the eyes, skin, and nose while on board
  • agitation of pre-existing conditions such as allergies or asthma
  • sore throat
  • headaches and dizziness,
  • or nausea and fatigue associated with the presence of a musty odor

If you or any of your guests experience these symptoms while on board, give SERVPRO Ft. Lauderdale North a call so we can get to work remediating the problem. The long term exposure to poor yacht air quality can result in severe health effects if left untreated.

Fortunately, SERVPRO Ft. Lauderdale North has the qualified professionals to improve your yacht air quality.

If you own or insure a boat or yacht (or have a friend or family member who does) and you suspect that the air quality of the vessel may be in need of an inspection, give theyacht air quality and mold remediation specialists at SERVPRO Ft. Lauderdale North a call.