I have a child with very bad croupe, he gets it every winter. While reflecting on this I began to consider how much of our lives we spend in our homes eating, sleeping, and living in general, it's obvious that it's a good idea to have clean air to breathe. Here are a few things to look out for and ways to reduce indoor air pollution.
Radon is a naturally occurring gas found in most soil. Especially here in the Pocono's. It enters your home through cracks in the foundation or anywhere soil is exposed, such as a crawl space. The health hazard with radon is lung cancer. The most common way to prevent radon is with a specialized venting system which pulls the air out of the soil from under the foundation and vents outside the home. A good home inspector will detect Radon and will advise on the best way to remedy the situation.
Mold and an excessive amount of moisture go hand in hand. Any time mold is discovered, the first step toward removal and prevention is the elimination of the water source. Adequate ventilation in bathrooms and kitchens will also help prevent mold. I am no mold expert, however once detected it can be remedied.
This is one of the most dangerous forms of indoor air pollution. Make your home a non-smoking zone. In my home we don't smoke, however I have toured homes and taken clients into homes where the smoke is so bad we had to leave quickly because we couldn't breathe. If you plan on selling your home, making sure its smoke free is a must.
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