Posts Tagged "Indoor air quality"
This is an easy way to tell if your radon system is pulling the right amount of air for the type of system you have, also it will help you know if your system is in need of service by one of our technicians. The readout on the manometer should be between 0.5in – 1.75in. In most cases these are acceptable levels indicating, your system is operating correct. When your Radon system is shut off the fluid should rest at zero if it does not then your manometer is low on fluid. It is important to understand that these readouts will indicate if your system is in need of any maintentance and should be serviced.
The EPA has just announced that they will be three more enforcement actions for violations of the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP). They are requiring the use of lead safe work practices. It is to ensure that activities such as sanding, cutting and demolition, which can create hazardous lead dust, are conducted properly by trained and certified contractors. The problem that occurs during renovations with lead based products present, is that the dust gets thrown into the air. The lead in the product is not very harmful to us. But when it is air born and becomes a fine particle it is then inhaled and this raising the chances for Lead related health problems, such as mesothelioma. The reason these enforcement have been made is to protect the property owners, as well help with the liability of lawsuits against landlords. Just recently Colin Wentworth, a rental property owner had to pay 10,000 to resolve a violation of the RRP rules. Which was a complaint that stated he was using power equipment to get paint off of an exterior wall. So the enforcements are about protecting our families and our neighborhoods. The more prevelent lead becomes the stricter the rules will become on lead. This is to help keep what is most important safe, our families. This crack down on lead is spreading throughout the nation.
Recently President Obama has been making many budget cuts and the list of areas where money will be taken out for this years budget deficit, has been released. There is one area on that list that brings some concern towards our countries indoor air quality. The EPA will experience a 2 million dollar budget cut in the indoor air quality department. Political view aside I believe that putting money towards keeping our families safe is just as important as saving money. When will enough be enough. Now we have to make it known that we don’t want this money to be taken away. CASNAR has already started making arrangements to talk to the government officials and try to get some of our funding back. This could hurt our country more then the bail out. the link that follows is a letter to our president from a women who had lost her husband to Radon and is trying to get it across to President Obama that the EPA needs that money. Click here
One of the most common questions costumers ask us about our systems or worries that they have is will it look ugly and will it be loud. So that is why, today we will talk about why RDS is the Radon company for you. RDS Environmental takes great care to deliver to you the consumer, quality in our services as well in our mitigation installation. Our systems are installed by a certified Radon mitigation specialist. We guarantee to get your levels of Radon below the recommended levels set per EPA’s guide lines of 4.0 pCi/L. If our post mitigation test comes back high we at no cost to you, come back free of charge until it will pass. This is our guarantee to you, the home owner. Our systems set the industries standards as the are always up to code and any HOA requirements. We can paint them any color you want, we can even match the color of your siding. As well keeping it all nice and tight so the system looks more natural to the home. The noise produced by the Radon fans is minimal, and we always do our best to put the fans away from bedroom as best possible. One would literally have to go out side to hear the system. Let RDS be the one to help you and your family safely reduce your Radon levels. So gice us a call to day for a free estimate.
Mold, its not just something that grows on your bread after sitting for to long or what grows on cheese. Mold is important in our world but only if its outside of our home. Mold can be found in many places and can grow virtually any were. Mold can be feed through many was but its main ingredients are moisture, heat (approximately Between 60-80 degrees). It doesn’t take long for it to grow, any where from 24-48 hours mold can grow. All mold isn’t bad, it is crucial for decomposition of many natural things in our world. Mold plays a role in our lives as a decomposer but its nice to have mold outside of your homes, instead of in your home. When Mold enters your home it can bring a laundry list of health problems. Its important to know that keeping your house mold safe can keep you and your family healthy.
Mold can grow in our homes on any surface. It can do this buy feeding from the moisture in the air and the temperature of your house. Molds like damp warm places. Such as bathrooms, kitchens, and basements. Attics can be effected to because of the exposer that they have to the environments. To keep humidity down in our homes its important to have good ventilation that vents to the outside of the home, in these “problem areas”. Mositure controle is the key to keeping molds from growing in our homes.
Molds can bring serious health risk in to your living areas. many homes these days have finished basements were the have play areas setup for there children. Symptoms of Mold can be the same as allergies or as a common cold. Such as follows running nose, itchy eyes, coughing, and wheezing. Though these symptoms may seem harmless what can be caused from long term exposure can be serious cause for alarm. Heavy exposure to some molds can cause asthma, short term memory loss, Shortness of breath, and head achs.
Mold may play a vital role in nature as a natural recyler, but its better to keep it out of our homes. Mold intrusion in your home can be costly and bring high health risk to you and your family. To learn about Mold and how it can get into your home and were it will grow. Go to http://www.epa.gov/mold/moldguide.html. Or click here to see mold intrusion video.