May is Clean Air Month, and if you didn’t already know it, poor air quality in your home can have terrible effects on your lung health. The American Lung Association suggests that the first step towards maintaining clean air in your home is to ensure that threats of pollutants are being eliminated. The following tips can help control the quality of air in your home and guarantee a fresh start for Clean Air Month! If you are in the Branson, Springfield or Mt. Vernon, MO area, feel free to give ServiceMaster DSI a call for extensive mold remediation advice.
Keep an eye on humidifiers
According to the American Lung Association, some of the most common home and work space pollutants are biologicals which include mold, particles, dust mites, pollen, dander, viruses and bacteria. Mold spores can severely irritate someone who has existing asthma issues and cause allergies in people who did not have them before. Often, humidifiers are used to combat the symptoms of allergies. Mold can grow inside humidifiers because water is stored inside the machine. Not only will the mold create an unpleasant smell, the fan can actually spread mold spores throughout your home. Regularly cleaning your humidifier and replacing it when necessary can combat these problems and make life easier for those with asthma or allergies in your home.
Use Activated Carbon Components in your HVAC filter system
Most modern homes have an HVAC filter for the heating and cooling systems. Most HVAC filters can block airborne particles 40 microns or larger. Activated Carbon components in air filters will block out chemicals and allergens. Safe Home Duo Furnace Filters are a great option to upgrade your current filtration system while also safeguarding your home, not to mention they are protected against humidity! Replacing your regular air filter with a higher grade option can prevent mold growth and provide overall cleaner air in your home.
Mold growth can be a huge drain on your pocket. Some of the most common (and expensive) home repairs come from removing and preventing mold. Staying on top of possible mold threats can help you nip the problem in the bud quickly and effectively. Enjoy Clean Air Month and keep it in mind when cleaning your home this spring! Call ServiceMaster DSI in Springfield today for mold remediation services! You’ll be glad you did.