Kathy Salazar

Florida Real Estate

Investing in Home Renovations

Given the state of the economy, many people are deciding to stay home and invest in home renovations, a growing trend that has accumulated over $ 500 billion in products and services for home improvement in the last year, according to the Joint Center for Housing Studies. However, during this time, humans and pets are exposed to countless chemicals and foreign substances, most commonly paint fumes and new carpets. While research is inconclusive regarding the effects of carpet installation on pets, many people report symptoms in themselves and similar reactions in their pets, which can probably be attributed to volatile organic compounds found in most carpets, in addition to adhesives, stain protectors, mothproofing and fire retardants containing PBDE ‘s (known to pose serious health risks.) While the painting is less a risk of long- term as health effects such as headaches and tend to decrease while the paint dries, the best advice is to accelerate the drying process. Common symptoms of carpets, fire retardants and paint * upper respiratory irritations * Headaches * Rashes * Shortness of breath or cough symptoms Fatigue rare but serious damage to the thyroid * * * impaired immune system problems cognitive Tips Rug health – Choose only carpet, padding and adhesives with low emissions. Make sure the area during the installation is well ventilated. For pets or extra-sensitive people, avoid the area for 48-72 hours after installation.

Vacuum the carpet to remove loose fibers. Painting – If possible, choose a low humidity day to paint when wet conditions are inevitable, rent or buy a dehumidifier and / or fans. The fans provide better air flow when combined with the windows open, accelerating the drying process (and helping to eliminate the smell.) Pets are particularly vulnerable to explore new territory and objects, so the construction provides, for example, nails or open containers of paint that can pose deadly risks. To relieve anxiety and discomfort that may occur in your pet during this time, especially when put in a room away from the building, provide toys or comfort items to help alleviate stress. are also an alternative for this temporary situation. If you are moving to a new home, many of these tips apply. However, you can plan ahead and follow the same precautions, including making a thorough inspection of the house before you bring your pets inside, to help ensure a safe transition, nice. Engineer by profession but with a great interest in health and alternative medicine. I believe that natural remedies and alternative therapies have their place in modern medicine. Public one with these issues because I’m sure a person is informed potentially a happier and healthier person.

Wed, September 22 2010 » News