Are you hoping to embrace a healthier lifestyle in 2022? Your home is the perfect place to start. Our homes have a major impact on our health, and they can even make us sick.
Your Home Is Making You Sick
Before we dive into solutions, it’s important to understand what makes a home unhealthy to begin with. Toxic building materials like asbestos and vermiculite insulation, mold, and pests can all contribute to an unhealthy indoor environment. Exposure can lead to symptoms like:
When you start feeling symptoms of mold in a house or the effects of a pest infestation, you may think you’re coming down with a cold or the flu. But in reality, your home is giving you allergy-like symptoms and making you feel sick.
So how does this happen? Asbestos fibers, mold spores, fecal matter from pests, and other pollutants contaminate your indoor air. That polluted air is then sucked into your HVAC system and circulated throughout every room in your home, lowering your indoor air quality (IAQ).
While poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can make anyone sick, it’s especially problematic for people who have existing respiratory conditions, like asthma.
Improving Indoor Air Quality Is the First Step to a Healthy Home
According to the EPA, the average person takes between 17,280 and 23,040 breaths every day and spends approximately 90% of their time indoors. Because we are constantly breathing and spend so much time inside, indoor air quality is one of the most important factors to consider when it comes to healthy homes.
While it’s possible to remove pollutants like pet dander, dust mites, mold, and mildew from your indoor air with purification systems, the best way to prevent indoor air pollution is to stop it at the source. RidAway can make your home cleaner, healthier, and safer by removing materials that cause health problems.
Remove Mold & Stop It From Coming Back
If you have bathroom mold, mold on your windows, or mold anywhere else in your home, you need mold removal services. There are links between mold and asthma, and a mold problem can make your family sick. RidAway offers professional mold remediation services to get mold out of your house and stop it from coming back.
In addition to cleaning up visible mold, we’ll also find out if you have too much moisture in your home, which is how mold grows. By locating water leaks and assessing indoor humidity levels, we’ll be able to help you control moisture in your home so that you can stop mold growth for good and keep your family healthy.
Protect Your Home Against Pests
Pests like mice and insects are creepy and gross, and they can also make you sick. Pests can bring allergens, bacteria, and other contaminants into your home. Cockroaches are especially harmful, as their bodies, shells, droppings, and saliva can trigger severe allergy symptoms.
If you’re worried about pest infestation symptoms, call RidAway ASAP. We remove all kinds of pests from Massachusetts homes. Our comprehensive pest control services also include taking measures to prevent pests from coming back.
Get Asbestos & Vermiculite Out of Your House
Toxic building materials like asbestos and asbestos-contaminated vermiculite insulation need to be removed from your home right away. When airborne, asbestos fibers will get into your breathing air and can make your family seriously ill. Asbestos symptoms can be extremely severe and even life-threatening.
RidAway is a state-certified asbestos and vermiculite removal contractor. We can safely remove toxic asbestos-containing materials from your home, leading to better indoor air quality and a healthier home.