Before starting your bathroom remodel or conversion project you should understand and address the various air quality factors that can arise during construction.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas. It results from incomplete oxidation of carbon in combustion.
Standing water and wet materials are a breeding ground for microorganisms, such as viruses, bacteria, and mold. Failure to remove contaminated materials and to reduce moisture and humidity can present serious long-term health risks.
If too little outdoor air enters a home, pollutants can sometimes accumulate to levels that can pose health and comfort problems. Likewise, one approach to lowering the concentrations of indoor air pollutants in your home is to increase the amount of outdoor air coming in.
Before starting your kitchen remodel or conversion project you should understand and address the various air quality factors that can arise during construction.
Lead can cause serious damage to the brain kidneys, nervous system, and red blood cells. Lead exposure in children can result in delays in physical development, lower IQ levels, shorten attention spans, and increase behavioral problems.
Regardless of what part of the house your remodeling project takes place in, there are good work practices that you can use to help minimize or prevent indoor air and other indoor environmental problems.
Pollutants inside your home are especially dangerous as they are with you through the day and night. Understanding the causes and effects is an important step in mitigating the damage they may cause.
Biological contaminants are all around us—molds, pollen, pet dander, the list is long. However, with a little preventitve maintenece they can be kept at a healthy distance.
Formaldehyde is an important chemical used widely by industry to manufacture building materials and numerous household products. It is also a by-product of combustion and certain other natural processes. Thus, it may be present in substantial concentrations both indoors and outdoors.