Carpet Removal This should have been titled how NOT to remove carpet. This video is great because it demonstrates the two key points of carpet removal one cut the carpet into a size you can manage without cutting the sub-floor, and two it is dirty work! To keep the dust down vacuum the carpet before […]
Dampen moldy materials before removal to minimize the number of airborne mold spores.
Mold can be removed from hard surfaces such as hard plastic, glass, metal and counter tops by scrubbing with a non-ammonia soap or detergent. (Do not mix ammonia and bleach; the fumes are toxic.)
It is impossible to completely remove mold from porous surfaces such as paper, Sheetrock (drywall) and carpet padding, so these materials should be removed and discarded.
By taking simple preventive steps, you can keep your home healthy. Poor indoor air quality may affect health immediately or possibly years later. If you experience dizziness, fatigue, or irritations of the eyes, nose or throat, pay attention to the time and place symptoms occur. Note if the symptoms fade when you are away from home and recur once home.
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Indoor air quality is important. We breathe about 5,000 gallons of air daily. Indoor air can be more polluted than outdoor air, even in large industrialized cities. We spend 90% of our time indoors. Especially at risk are infants and the elderly, who spend almost all of their time indoors. Indoor pollution can be as serious as carbon monoxide poisoning, which can be life threatening. Excessive moisture inside the home can contribute to indoor air contamination.
Indoor Environmental Triggers
* Secondhand Smoke
* Dust Mites
* Cockroaches and Pests
* Nitrogen Dioxide
* Outdoor Air
Americans spend up to 90% of their time indoors. Therefore, indoor allergens and irritants can play a significant role in triggering asthma attacks. It is important to recognize potential asthma triggers in the indoor environment and reduce your exposure to those triggers. You may not be affected by all of the triggers listed here. Your doctor can help you to determine which triggers affect your asthma and develop a specific plan to reduce your triggers.