Is Your Home Making You Sick?

Between the Coronavirus, flu and common cold, it’s important to evaluate the status of your house’s health--especially since we will all be spending more time there in the coming weeks.

By Erik Bryan, owner of Precision Air & Plumbing

Between the Coronavirus, flu and common cold, it’s important to evaluate the status of your house’s health–especially since we will all be spending more time there in the coming weeks. Every home’s foundation is different, but the below improve the conditions of any living situation.

Sanitize Your Space We are constantly surrounded by people whether that’s at work events, large concerts or public transportation, it is imperative to sanitize your home. This includes regularly cleaning commonly touched surfaces like doorknobs, light switches, countertops and all electronics.

Beware of Mold and Pollens Mold and pollen exposure can lower your immune system, leaving you vulnerable to getting sick. It’s important to close the windows in your home and rely on air conditioning during pollen seasons. Additionally, every month you should do a deep clean of all window frames and sills to get rid of any mold and condensation.

Dirty Air The type of air-filter and how you adjust it in your home is important, because dirty air filters can irritate lungs and circulate stale air in the home. Change your air filters out frequently and make sure you talk to an HVAC expert about which one is right for your specific needs. Additionally, we suggest using a dehumidifier to reduce dampness which combats mildew and mold in the home.

Allergen in Our Air Ducts Many homeowners have no idea about the amount of buildup of pet dander, pollen dust and grim live in your home’s air ducts. Even if you frequently change out your air filter, it won’t do much for your health if you are living with dirty ducts. Air ducts need a deep cleaning vacuum and wipe down with a damp microfiber cloth.

 

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