DID YOU KNOW that even the healthiest of individuals can still feel negative effects in the presence of some common things around the house?
It’s not something that necessarily has to start growing in the basement of your house after a flood. It’s something that can “just happen” and it’s not good news. But it can be easily fixed. Sometimes Mold removal in Tuckerton, N.J. can take care of that issue.
First of all, what are we talking about?
Old stuff brought in
There are some items that can come into your home that can trigger your allergies or other sensitivities. These can include cardboard boxes, packages and other items sent or brought to you. The worse of these would be old stuff, things that have been around a while, gathering allergens. In some cases a mold inspection in Tuckerton, N.J. where these items have been, is a good idea.
Old ‘normal’ stuff
We’ve all been to a library and sniffed old books. OK, maybe not all of us, but those that remember books and libraries can relate. These old books and documents can be allergen triggers, so be sure to remember this before checking them out or taking them into your home.
Sure, the holidays are a time when you use ornaments and stuff, and this is just a few times a year… but you have to store them, right? Remember that they can bring in allergens. It might be best to give them at least a wipe-down, if not a complete cleaning, before putting them into the attic. Careful to check and see if these items have had water damage in Tuckerton, N.J.
Ick. This is a tough one, and sometimes a sensitive issue. Sure, it’s OK to pass on mattresses from one generation to another (what is family for?), but what are you getting when you inherit an old mattress or other bedding from someone not close to you? And don’t be tempted by that new-looking mattress at your neighbor’s garage sale. You just don’t know what you are getting into. Did you know that every mattress has dust mites?
Old rugs and carpet
Rugs and carpet are very important to you, but be sure to have them inspected by your carpet cleaning pro before bringing them into your home. These are items that can collect all types of allergens and other contaminants that can affect you and your family.
Don’t be afraid to throw old stuff out. Remember, it’s your home and your family’s health. Protect it!
Just make sure that what you bring into your home is safe and sound — and safe for any allergy or asthma issues you or your family may have.
Safe or Not Safe in Trenton, N.J.
Have you ever walked or drove down a road and came across a sign that declared, “Floodplain Zone!”
If it was near your home, you might have panicked. But if it was somewhere far from your home, you felt safe.
A floodplain can be dangerous because any home in or near one is subject to flooding. If you have a basement, you have more to worry about. These ares of the home should have a mold inspection in Trenton N.J. on occasion.
But did you know that even if you live outside a floodplain, there are flooding issues that you must be aware of?
That’s right. According to some expert sources, up to 1/3 of flood damage occurs outside designated flood areas. A flood in your home can occur from outside sources… or even inside sources.
What can you do right now to be safe?
1. Ensure that your basement is moisture free. Ask for an inspection from an honest and reputable basement waterproofing company. Mold removal in Trenton, N.J. can be a simple process if caught early.
2. Talk to your plumber about sewer backflow valves. These can really protect your home in the event of a sewer flooding event in your neighborhood. Have an emergency plumbing service in Trenton N.J., on speed dial.
3. And while talking to your plumber, have him take a look at your sump pump. If that fails, you are in trouble!
4. When you travel, consider turning off the main water supply to your entire home. But even if you don’t do that, be sure to turn off both hot and cold water supplies to your washing machine. For some reason, those break first!
Play it safe. Talk to the experts about how safe you really are and how healthy your current insurance plan is.
And keep your water damage in Trenton N.J. professional on speed dial — just in case!