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Sources That Can Affect Your Environment During Renovation

Posted on February 10, 2014
by Susana Escamilla



One of my favorite networks to watch is HGTV. It is a great show to watch if one is interested in anything that has to do with home renovations, real estate and overall inspiration for your home and garden. My favorite shows are renovation shows. It’s great to see the before and after of some houses but you also get to see what problems you may find when renovating.Some of the problem you may find, is load bearing walls, update the electrical wiring,and cracks on the foundation.However, there are other sources that can be a issue when renovating. Some of those issues you may find can affect your indoor environment and can become a health hazard. The Indoor Air Quality Network recently talked about several sources that can affect the air quality during renovations.Below are three examples of sources that can affect the indoor air quality of your home during renovation projects.

  • Mold: Mold can be found in areas where moisture is prone to grow. In bathrooms, bedrooms and in areas that are not seen.Mold might appear while you prepare to paint the walls. Mold can be found when you remove old wallpaper.
  • Asbestos: Asbestos is linked to a serious of health problems. If asbestos is found during renovation it has to be address quickly before any other contractors begin to do any further work.
  • Lead: Lead is found in older homes build before 1978 and can be found all through out different areas of a home. When lead based paint materials are disturbed during renovations or remodeling, lead dust can become airborne.

If you find any of these sources while you renovate or remodel your home or commercial property, AirTek technicians are certified by the National Air Duct Cleaning Association and have over 25 years of experience in making homes safer, cleaner and better for your breathing. We offer several indoor air quality services.


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