Is Your Home SICK?Billy Pell
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency : “6 out of every 10 homes and buildings are sick, they are hazardous to your health as a result of airborne pollutants.”These pollutants lurk in your garage and when bits and pieces of these substances become airborne, they can get into your home through open doors, gaps around closed doors and through ductwork. This short video will make you think twice about what is in your garage and the impact it has on your family’s health.
- Keep the air clean – don’t let your car, motorcycle, or lawn mower idle any longer than necessary when inside the garage
- Seal the gaps – use weather stripping and caulk to seal the gaps and seal all ducts and wiring that lead into the house or the ceiling above the garage.
- Close the house door – seems obvious, but all those quick trips in and our with arms full of groceries, kids playing, letting the pooch out…they all add up
- Never start your car with garage door down – once started, move your car outside as soon as possible
- Keep lids shut tight – all chemicals, pesticides, etc. should be safely stored with sealed lids
- Install a vent fan – if you spend a lo of time in your garage this is a small investment for healthier air
- Carbon monoxide detector – all homes should have at least one installed indoors