Watch Out For These 2 Dangers That May Be Hiding In Your Home

Posted on: 30 March 2021

No matter how often you clean your home, there still may be things that are lurking that you do not see or smell. It is important that you know if your home has these because they could be dangerous for you and your family.

Mold

Mold can often be seen in bathrooms, as there is a lot of built-up moisture around the plumbing system there. This is mostly due to humidity from hot showers or baths. Mold will grow on tiles, ceilings, in the bathtub, and in other places. 

You may be surprised to know where mold can hide in your home. One place is under your bathroom or kitchen sink, as condensation can build up on pipes or you may have small plumbing leaks. If your plumbing is leaking or you are detecting a significant amount of mold due to your plumbing system, then call a plumbing service right away. They can investigate the pipes, tighten any leaking points, and help you ensure that the moisture does not return.

You can also find mold in a ceramic or glass toothbrush holder that is close to your bathroom sink. When you place a wet toothbrush into the container, water will drip from the toothbrush, and then mold can grow in the wetness. Mold can also be found under drywall or behind wallpaper. 

If you have found any mold, you should consider hiring a mold inspector to find mold in your home. They will then take samples of mold and have it tested. This is because some mold can be dangerous.

Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide can be very dangerous and even cause death. If you have carbon monoxide in your home, you would never know. This is because this is a gas that has no odor or flavor. If you do have carbon monoxide gas this can cause symptoms of a cold or the flu, as well as headaches, nausea, and shortness of breath. Because of this, if anyone in your home is getting sick more than they normally do, you need to check your home to ensure this is not what causing this.

The best way to know if you have this dangerous gas in your home, you should install a carbon monoxide detector. This type of detector works much like a smoke detector. It will sound an alarm if any carbon monoxide is detected. There are models that are simple and other detector models that you can connect to a home security system. 

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Avoiding Plumbing Problems

After we purchased a brand new place, I was blown away with how many plumbing problems it had. It seemed like every time we turned around, there was another issues with a sink, a toilet, or a shower. After doing a little research, we discovered that the home had been having trouble with plumbing for quite some time, and we knew that we needed to fix things. We decided to have a professional plumber come in and completely overhaul our system, and that decision was absolutely the right one to make. This blog is dedicated to avoiding plumbing issues the first time around.

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