How Safe is My House?, indoor air quality, tom rostron

April 13, 2016

Spring is finally here in Monmouth and Ocean Counties, which has many people attempting to break out of the winter routine to get outside more and more each day. Even so, it often goes overlooked that we tend to spend as much as 90% of our daily time indoors. Whether it’s in an office, the gym, your home or otherwise, it’s important to ensure that you’re spending time in environments that promote health and safety. You can’t control everywhere you go, but you can control your own home.

When was the last time you asked yourself how safe your home actually is? Here are a few things to think about:

Mold & Moisture

There’s no getting around the fact that the spring months can bring quite a bit of rain to New Jersey. Unsurprisingly, excess moisture often finds its way inside the home in a variety of different ways, and when it gets inside, it doesn’t typically like to leave. When moisture problems are left unaddressed, mold will inevitably begin to grow, some of which can be harmful to inhabitants. If you’ve been dealing with a wet basement for years but have been holding off on fixing the problem, you can only expect that it will get worse with time.

Indoor Air Quality

Closely related to the growth of mold within the home is the issue of indoor air quality. When our homes are properly air sealed and insulated, our living spaces should be characterized by clean, conditioned air throughout the day and night. Tiny cracks and gaps can allow conditioned air to escape and outside air to enter the home, however, which will quickly lead to a drop in indoor air quality. This can cause especially noticeable issues for those who suffer from Allergies (caused by pollen and grasses) and from asthma and other respiratory diseases, which is why every homeowner owes it to themselves and their families to work towards promoting the best indoor air quality possible.

Faulty HVAC Systems

Your HVAC system keeps you warm and comfortable throughout the year, but did you know that it can be dangerous if not properly maintained? Dirty filters, faulty wiring and other problems can result in fire, carbon monoxide and a handful of other, similar issues. The solution? Maintenance with the Tom Rostron Company.

If you’re dealing with any of the above issues, there’s no need to panic. We’re ready to help make your home a healthy home. Contact us today to learn more and to schedule an appointment!