House molds are a growing concern in the minds of homeowners across the nation. Regardless of your area’s climate, leaks and cracks can promote mold growth in any nook or cranny of your home. Often, these growths go unnoticed for days, weeks or even months, allowing them to become health hazards and even damage your property. Certain molds are more dangerous than others; black mold identification in particular has become an important topic for property owners.
If there was one place in your home that is most likely to cause allergy flare-ups, it’s your basement. Due to the high humidity, basements make excellent hosts for the most common home allergens. It’s surprisingly common to find mold in the basement, making it one of the most likely triggers for allergy symptoms or respiratory issues in a house.
You work hard to make sure your home is a safe haven for your family. But not all home hazards are easy to spot, and many can be deadly if they remain undetected. We’ve put together a list of 5 common, but hidden, dangers that could be lurking in your home and some tips on how you can eliminate or prevent them.
“I’ll see you tomorrow morning,” Sarah’s mother shouted from the driveway. This is the first time Sarah was invited to a slumber party and not just any slumber party, but one hosted by, Jennifer, the most popular girl in sixth grade. Sarah desperately wanted to fit in, after all, she was turning twelve next month. I’m practically an adult, she thought to herself.
With the hot summer days shifting to crisp fall nights, many homeowners are getting ready for the colder months. Kiddie pools, outdoor patio furniture, and backyard grills are being put away in exchange for cozy blankets, fireplaces, and sealed-up windows making the house more air tight. You’re probably spending more time in the basement organizing and putting away summer items. You might even start to notice that you or your family members are suffering from an increase in runny noses, watery eyes, coughs that linger, or even headaches. Is it the change in weather or is it something more serious? Ever heard of Toxic House Syndrome?