The Health Craze: Is Your House Healthy?

Friday, April 28th, 2017 by Joy Padgett

With the warm temperatures more and more people are moving toward outside activities, physical fitness and healthy eating. Maybe you're hitting the gym, pounding the pavement, riding your bicycle, playing softball and generally staying active and getting fit. You're eating better and using your grill a lot more! 

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Have you ever thought about the health of your house? What? You don't know what I'm talking about? Well, let me explain, after all, our company goes into homes every day and finds issues that could negatively affect your health.

Houses are built to protect us from the elements. And here in Central Kentucky, those elements can be extreme. However, most houses are not built to protect us from dust, allergens, mold and other air-borne pollutants. Gaps around plumbing pipes and electrical wires allow these pollutants to get into our homes. Framing that wasn't caulked at the base before the drywall was installed also creates gaps for pollutants to travel through. Walls that aren't sealed above the ceiling (where we can't see them) allow air and air-borne particulates (think dust, pollen, mold spores) to actually travel up and down inside our walls!

Attics and crawl spaces and basements...oh my! What do we see in these areas? We see the same gaps and cracks and uncaulked components. BUT....hold onto your horses now folks, we see rodent droppings and highly visible evidence of contamination from dust, dirt, and mold that is actually being sucked into the ductwork and transported throughout the air in your house. YIKES!!! This makes for a house that isn't healthy.

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But before you put a "For Sale" sign in the yard, or hit the "Panic" button, let me tell you that Weatherization Plus can fix your home! Our knowledgeable sales people can conduct a thorough inspection of your home, show you what they have uncovered, and then prepare a customized estimate for completing the recommended measures. PLUS, since money doesn't grow on trees, we can either prioritize your list and complete it in phases OR finance it for you! 

Weatherization Plus doesn't treat the symptoms, we fix the problems! Proudly serving all of Central Kentucky including our friends in Waddy, Midway, Chaplin, Stamping Ground and Cynthiana!

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