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Common home hazards to be aware of

Everybody should feel safe in their home, but the truth is there could be hidden hazards that might end up having a detrimental impact on your health, or even the health of the house. In order to make sure that your household is in the best condition possible, there are certain things that you should be on the lookout for, particularly if the building is more than a few decades old. Homes that are older are more vulnerable to damage, but all homeowners should vigilantly watch out for these harmful aspects.

Here are a few home hazards to be on the lookout for:

  • Air quality: If you suffer from allergies or asthma, the air within your home can often be a part of the problem. Keep what you breathe free from microscopic irritants by opting for hardwood floors and investing in house plants for each room.
  • Cracked foundation: This can lead to a whole host of issues for you down the road, so be sure to have any cracks in the foundation of your home dealt with as soon as they are spotted.
  • Lead: Although all homes these days are not decorated with lead paint on the walls, that doesn't mean it is not a real issue for many. If your home was constructed before the 1980s, you should have the place inspected by a professional to ensure there is no lead paint present.
  • Mold: If you live in a particularly moist environment, your home will be very susceptible to mold and mildew growing in the walls. Keeping the air inside your home at the appropriate levels of humidity will ensure mold does not become an issue.

If you are looking for an Alexandria, Virginia contractor to help fix up your home, be sure to contact John C. Flood today!