Healthy Lungs and Your Home

 
Lung health

You likely consider your home a “safe space”, and you should be able to! The fact of the matter is however, that health hazards can lurk anywhere, even your living room.

For National Healthy Lung Month, we wanted to bring attention to hidden hazards that could be making you sick right now!

Radon

The second leading cause of Lung Cancer, Radon is a radioactive gas that enters your home through its foundation. An invisible, odorless, and tasteless gas, high levels of Radon could be in your home right now without your even knowing!

How do you know if you have a Radon issue?

Since Radon is undetectable by our senses, specialized testing is necessary to determine if, and to what extent, you may have a Radon issue in your home.

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What can you do about Radon?

Mitigation systems can be installed that vent the Radon gas out of living areas and up above the roof line. This is an effective and affordable solution that can dramatically reduce your Radon level. To ensure their effectiveness, these systems must be installed by a Licensed Radon Mitigation Contractor. Disaster Blaster is proud to be licensed to install Radon Mitigation Systems and is happy to assist you in reducing your Radon levels.

Asbestos

While you likely know about the serious health hazard Asbestos represents as well as the diseases it causes, such as Asbestosis and Mesothelioma, you may not be familiar with where it is often found. Prior to learning of the health effects of Asbestos exposure, Asbestos was considered a “miracle material” and was used in many building materials. Some common things Asbestos was used in include floor tile, pipe insulation, joint compound, and fireproofing.

How do you know if you have Asbestos in your home?

Some Asbestos containing materials are fairly recognizable, such as pipe wrap and floor tile. For other materials specialized Asbestos testing by a licensed professional is necessary.

What can you do about Asbestos?

A licensed Asbestos Abatement professional is able to remove Asbestos containing materials safely and in accordance with protocols that prevent dangerous Asbestos fibers from being released into unaffected areas. Following abatement, the air in the work area is scrubbed and surfaces are hepa vacuumed to remove additional Asbestos fibers. This process is incredibly detailed and specialized, requiring a qualified, licensed, contractor to perform the work. Disaster Blaster is proud to be licensed to perform Asbestos Abatement and happy to assist you with your project!

Mold

You may have seen stories about “black mold” on the news and wondered whether the green or white mold in your basement is anything to be concerned about. Or maybe you saw some spots of mold on your bathroom ceiling around the exhaust fan. While the media focused largely on “black” mold, the fact of the matter is that Mold Growth, regardless of color, has no business flourishing in your home. In fact, recent medical research and studies have indicated that the health effects of mold exposure may be significantly more severe than we previously believed!

How do you know if you have a Mold issue?

While you can often see visible mold growth on walls or on structural surfaces in your attic or basement, sometimes mold contamination isn’t so recognizable. Mold likes dark, damp, areas, so mold could be growing inside a wall or ceiling cavity without your even knowing. These long-term mold issues can spread over time to contaminate adjoining rooms and even cause structural damage!

What can you do about Mold?

Whether you see some mold growing on the surface of drywall or have recently noticed a funky odor, mold issues need to be addressed by a qualified professional. Since Mold Remediation is not a regulated industry in the State of Pennsylvania, there are unfortunately many contractors and cleaning companies that have begun performing this work improperly and without the necessary skills or equipment. The team at Disaster Blaster has been performing Mold Remediation services longer than any other company in our area and our reputation speaks for itself. If you have a mold issue in your home and you want the work done properly and effectively, please give us a call. We’re happy to help!

The health of your indoor air is important to you, and we understand that. That’s why at Disaster Blaster, we’re not just a Remediation firm, we are Indoor Environmental Experts. If you feel that you have an issue affecting your indoor air quality, please don’t hesitate to Contact Our Offices!

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