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Is your home making you sick?

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Most people spend their days out of the house, whether they are at work or school. Throughout the course of a week, time at home is mostly spent sleeping and gearing up for the next day. But, if you are an individual who spends a greater amount of time within your house - if you are retired or on vacation, for example - you could find yourself getting sick for seemingly no reason. All of a sudden you can wake up with a sore throat or a runny nose without knowing why. But the culprit could be your home itself.

Here are a few unexpected ways your home can be making you sick:

  • Indoor pollution: One of the main reasons your dwelling could be taking a toll on your body is the pollutants that are floating around in the air. Dust mites, mold and other bacteria growths can be found if the air is not properly vented and cleaned. To fix this problem, your HVAC unit should be inspected by a professional.
  • Leaky pipes: Like with poorly ventilated air, a pipe that leaks water can cause mold and other harmful bacteria to accumulate in heavily used spaces like your bathroom. If you find that you cannot deal with the problem on your own, a plumber should be called in to fix the damage before further destruction can be done to the house.
  • Old bedroom accessories: To prevent dust mites and other items from building up in your bedroom, your sheets and pillowcases should be washed at least once each week.

If you live in the Virginia area and are having issues with any of your home's indoor systems, schedule an appointment with an Alexandria contractor from John C. Flood today.