Getting Rid Of Toxins In Your Abode

  • 25.10.2018
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Every aspect of your move has gone perfectly up to this point. The house is set, and the items boxed up, transported and delivered. While this might seem like all one needs to worry about, there is also the aspect of making sure that the house is safe enough for you to live in. As much as it is a new space, Saint John Long Distance Moving Service recommends that you look out for the following hazards before settling in completely.

  1. Chipping paint

Apart from making the place look unsightly, the chipping paint may also be a source of lead, especially if the place was constructed before nineteen seventy-eight. Lead can gather in teeth and bones, and while it can affect anyone, children are the most at risk. Some symptoms of lead poisoning are:

  • Anemia
  • Hypertension
  • Renal impairment
  • Damaged reproductive system
  • Impaired thinking and cognitive function in kids which can be permanent

One cannot spot the presence of lead by merely looking at the paint, and thus the best thing to do is to have proficient people come and have a look before settling in.

  1. Install detectors

Carbon monoxide is a very hazardous gas which is odorless, tasteless and colorless which makes it hard to trace and more than four hundred Canadians die every year due to unintentional poisoning. Signs of poisoning usually include:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Stomach pain
  • Vomiting
  • Chest aches
  • Confusion

It is advisable to have appliances checked at least once a year to prevent this occurrence. Another great thing to do is to put in a carbon monoxide detector to alert you of any leaks.

  1. Impure indoor air

Most individuals spend at least ninety-six percent of their time indoors, and thus there is a need to check on the quality of indoor air. Old houses may have traces of asbestos which is a natural-occurring, microscopic mineral which cannot easily be affected by high temperatures and chemicals. Because of this, it was mostly used to make floors, insulation, and tiles and also wallpaper. However, it is a very dangerous element as it is the only known cause of mesothelioma cancer.

When it goes airborne, people might breathe it in, and its particles may end up stuck in the lungs, heart, and abdomen, which could lead to serious health issues. For this reason, if you are relocating to a home built between the nineteen thirties and seventies, then it is best to hire experts to come and check for traces of asbestos.

  1. Dampness

Be it in food or the bathroom mold easily finds its way into the house via open doors, windows, conduits, and HVAC systems. Apart from that, this nuisance can also be transferred by clothes, shoes, bags and even pests. Normally, mold thrives in damp conditions, especially areas with leaks such as roofs, windows, and pipes. It can also grow on surfaces made of paper, cardboard, and wood. Because of this, it is easy to find it all over the abode in the carpets, wallpaper, paints and even curtains.

If this is the case, it is key to dealing with both the mold and the source or reason for it. One can use a dehumidifier, stop leaks by fixing broken conduits, roofs and windows and also making sure that bathrooms, laundry areas, and the kitchen has proper ventilation. Having control over the moisture levels in the house ensures it is sanitary to live in.

We recommend you to read “Reusable Relocating Containers Industry” and “Tips for an Ecological Move”.

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