Easy Breathing

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Real Estate Agent RS326383

 

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
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
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.

 

Second-hand smoke
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.

 

Breathe Easy Everyone...

 

If you or someone you know is 

Selling, Buying, Investing or Renting in the Pocono's 

 

Call me today at 570-588-8085 

email me at alexa@kw.com 

or visit my website at

www.alexa.kwrealty.com 

 

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Nina Rogoff
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Alexa, excellent points for all homeowners! I'm so sorry your son gets croupe! My son had it when he was a toddler . We spent nights out in the cold weather, holding him in the bathroom while the shower generated steam...everything. Nothing worked until the doctor gave us steriod drops. Just a couple did the trick. Have you ever taken him to a pulmonologist?

Dec 02, 2014 12:09 PM #1
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Tanya Van Blake-Coleman
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Great advice Alexa! Mold is really prevalent here in the Virgin Islands. Aside from being a danger to the breathing air it destroys things stored for a long time. Good luck, I hope your son gets through winter, and find a way to beat croupe.

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Hope your little one is well soon.  Try a Himalayan salt lamp by his bed.  It sure helped us.

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