Remodeling the home will give your place a fresh new look. But while you’re redesigning it there may be dangerous pollutants lurking around. Often, they are found behind the walls, above the ceiling, or beneath the floors. So before you remodel your home, check its history first.
The Air Quality at Home
When it comes to remodeling an older home, you’ll never know what lies beneath. Some of them were built using obsolete materials containing dangerous air pollutants that cause health problems.
Here are some of the common substances that you can find when remodeling an older home:
These dangerous air pollutants can be found in:
Although they won’t cause problems when left untouched, these harmful substances can affect air quality in your home when they’re displaced. These materials must be removed by a professional to prevent contamination and health problems.
Health Problems Caused by Dangerous Air Pollutants
The health problems that are linked to the substances mentioned above include:
These problems are serious so be cautious with your remodeling projects. Determine what the possible air pollutants are around your home.
Safety Planning for Home Remodeling Projects
Check to see whether you have a problem with the old and new materials in your home. Follow these steps:
Home remodeling projects are an excellent venue to check whether you have proper ventilation throughout your home. Aside from that, it provides a good opportunity to evaluate the overall health of your home and fix potential problems.
As you remodel your home, bear in mind that your home insurance coverage may need to be enhanced as well. Check with your agent whether you need more coverage in your policy.
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