June is recognized by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as National Healthy Homes Month. Throughout the month of June, the EPA is inviting you to learn more about indoor air, housing, and health. It is the hope of these agencies, that by providing resources to the public, the indoor air quality of homes can be improved. As a professional working with indoor air quality, mold inspection, and mold testing, the month of June is an important month to educate the public and further the outreach. With the spotlight on ideas of source control, better ventilation, filters, and air cleaners etc from the EPA and HUD, its hopeful that this year the mission of National Healthy Homes Month will reach even more homes than before.
What can you do? Here are some useful links to learn more about the importance creating a healthy environment in your home!
- Visit the EPA’s page on improving indoor air quality. Review the information relating to source control, better ventilation and air filters.
- Visit the EPA’s Interactive Mold Tour. Yes, we’ve posted this on previous blog posts, see if you can spot all of the areas of concern in the house this time without reading the answers. Then, perform your own mold house tour and identify any issues in your home.
- Visit the HUD’s page on the healthy homes program to learn more about the healthy homes initiative and how to apply for a healthy homes grant.
As always HNST Mold Inspections strives to be more than just a Mold Inspection service. Our commitment to our community and education to prevent issues associated with mold continue to drive us to share important information such as the above with our clients and page visitors. We hope that you’ll click on the links above and be part of #NHHM2018.