August is a rough month for summer allergies, especially those allergic to mold spores. Peaking during hot and humid weather, mold spores are on the attack. The best solution is to stay indoors when the count is very high. The problem we all have though, is outdoor air gets into our homes with all of its allergens and pollutants. The tricky thing is this isn’t always because a window or a door is open. We at GreenHomes call it infiltration. It’s a fancy word that basically means that the outdoor air flows into the house through openings, joints, and cracks in walls, floors, ceilings and around windows and doors.
When your house was built, holes were made for pipes and wires that may have never been sealed. We know this because of what we do: home energy audits. It is a comprehensive test that includes a focus on indoor air quality. Because of this test, we can identify where air is coming into your home and seal it up. This will keep that outdoor air where it belongs, outside, and possibly give you some relief from all of that sneezing.
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