June is National Healthy Homes Month. During the month of June, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) along with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) put a spotlight on the relationship between indoor air, housing, and health.
In order to improve and maintain your indoor air quality (IAQ), HUD and the EPA recommend that you take the following three steps around your home.
- Source Control—Eliminate pollution sources or reduce emissions. For example, adjust emissions from gas stoves and eliminate sources of mold and moisture.
- Better Ventilation—Use exhaust fans when cooking or showering.
- Filters and Air Cleaners—Change the filter in your heating/cooling system, following the manufacturer’s recommendations. Using an air-cleaning device also may be an option.
Follow the links above to find more information on how you can improve your homes IAQ. When it comes to source control it’s very important to eliminate moisture issues which can lead to mold growth as well as existing mold growth. This June, HNST Mold Inspection challenges you to investigate areas of your home susceptible to mold and moisture such as the bathroom, basement, and attic. If moisture or mold are found, take action this month to increase your IAQ and make your home healthy for your family.
Contact us for your Mold Investigation, Testing or IAQ testing needs. HNST Mold Inspection operates in New York and New Jersey.