Attic Mold & Carbon Monoxide: Common Hidden Dangers in Michigan Homes | Dr. Energy Saver Lansing



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Keeping a home safe and healthy is one of the main challenges facing every homeowner. Not every hazard can be immediately detected in a typical house and some common hidden dangers might be lurking is areas you don’t use or inspect often.

Chad Patterson, one of Dr. Energy Saver’s knowledgeable energy management technicians was recently interviewed by Kat Cooper, form MomsEveryday.com, concerning some common hidden dangers found in the average home and how a home energy evaluation performed by Dr. Energy Saver can help you detect and rid your home of any serious problems.

Mold in the attic is one of the most common problems found in homes inspected by Dr. Energy Saver. There are some common things that cause these issues. For instance, a lot of homes have bathroom fans that exhaust right into the attic, bringing moisture from the bathroom. That moisture creates the perfect conditions for mold to thrive.

While only a few species of mold are toxic, all types of mold release spores in the air, and these spores are known to cause allergies in sensitive people. In fact, mold is the second most common trigger of indoor allergies in the United States. Left untreated mold can lead to dry rot and decay of wooden structures compromising the structural integrity of your attic and roof.

Another common and even more worrisome health hazard commonly found in a typical home is carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is commonly produced by combustion appliances such as furnaces, water heaters and stoves. Inhaling carbon monoxide leads to potentially lethal poisoning. When these appliances aren’t properly maintained, this deadly gas can leak into the house, virtually undetected, and quickly reach very high, lethal concentrations.

But how can Dr. Energy Saver, an energy conservation company, help protect your home against these hidden dangers? We take a whole-house approach when it comes to energy efficiency, therefore, we perform a thorough inspection of your home; inspecting vents, and ducts and testing your appliances’ carbon monoxide emissions. If a problem is found, we can help with sealing and balancing return and supply ducts, cleaning filters, and repairing and upgrading appliances. We also check relative humidity and make sure bathroom fans and drier vents are venting to the outside.

After Dr. Energy Saver finishes performing all the necessary improvements, your home be safer and healthier and your energy bills will be much lower!


Post time: 05-11-2017