Air Pollution Is The Real Enemy

The link between air pollution and respiratory disease is common knowledge. But did you know that there’s now a chance that air pollution could also raise your risk for stroke and heart attacks? Even worse, studies have begun to explore the possibility that pollution could have a negative effect on cognitive functions such as language and math skills. Not to sound grim, but the air you are breathing could be making you a little less intelligent.

Atmospheric pollution has been a constant threat to the health of humanity. We can’t do much about the air outside, but we can certainly do something about what’s circulating inside. Don’t fall victim to poor air quality within your own home.

Age Ain’t Nuthin’ But A Number… But It’s Still A Number

We are all impacted by poor air quality, but the elderly are especially vulnerable. For starters, our elders have simply been breathing longer and their lungs lack the capacity to filter air as well as someone younger. Likewise, their immunity systems are easily compromised. Mix in autoimmune, respiratory, or cardiovascular disease and the already adverse effects of air pollution skyrocket.

Here’s a few tips on how you can help your elders be a little more comfortable when visiting:

  • Monitor pollution levels and travel accordingly
  • Use air purifiers
  • Avoid smoking indoors
  • Face masks, especially when pollution levels are high
  • Keep plants in and around your home

Creature Comforts

What do you think of when you think about how to make your home more comfortable? Is it buying new furniture and appliances? Maybe it’s sealing up your home to keep it cool during the summer without breaking the bank. Or, perhaps it’s a new coat of paint to freshen up your kitchen. One surefire way to make your home more relaxing is to spruce up your crawlspace.

Up to sixty percent of the air in your home originates in your crawlspace. Additionally, the average home has an 18 to 24 inch hole leading from their crawlspace into the living area that is covered by little more than padding and sub-flooring. Keeping the space under your home in check is vital to your overall well-being and comfort.

After all, if you can’t enjoy being in your own home what can you enjoy?

Growing Pains

Let’s face it. Being a homeowner can be a real pain. If it breaks, leaks, cracks, or otherwise doesn’t function as it naturally should it’s on you and you alone to fix it or live with it. Typically, if it’s out of sight it’s out of mind. However, your crawlspace is one thing you shouldn’t neglect, as having a sub-par crawlspace can create a whole world of issues within the parts of your home that you actually spend time in.

Poor air quality is one thing that no homeowner should ever live with. Breathing in the contaminates of an unattended crawlspace on a daily basis can stir up asthma attacks, allergies, and in a worst-case scenario, respiratory or heart disease.

Knowing is half the battle, but it still doesn’t take the frustration out of having to deal with an unkempt crawlspace and poor air quality.

The Bottom Line

If you aren’t happy with your crawlspace, we aren’t happy with it either. That’s why we will provide corrective services at no charge or we’ll pay for your services with another pest control company. No one has ever taken us up on that though.

Improve your health with U.S. Pest Protection encapsulation services. We install reliable, powered ventilation vents on one side of your home’s foundation and non-powered vents on the other, creating a healthy flow of air though your crawlspace.

Take a breather! Contact us to get started on your crawlspace transformation today!

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