The National Fire Protection Association reports that there were 499,000 structure fires in the United States in 2018, unchanged from 2017. Fires can obviously happen anytime of the year, however, they are more common in the fall and winter months, with December and January being the peak months.
In your home, it is important to maintain a proper humidity level. When there is too little humidity, this can cause damage to wood furniture, or dry skin/chapped lips. When this happens, consider purchasing a humidifier. On the flip side, too much moisture makes your home a breeding ground for mold. This can lead to serious health issues.
The health effects of black mold are very serious, and a mold problem should not be taken lightly. We will discuss some of the dangers of black mold so that you understand why mold is such a problem and how it should be taken care of.
As a home, or property owner, there are a number of DIY maintenance projects we can tackle on our own to save money. However, there are some jobs that should be left to the professionals. Mold is a perfect example. Mold can cause severe structural damage to your home or building, as well as affect your health by releasing tiny spores, aka mycotoxins, into the air. You do have the option to do a Home Mold Test Kit, or you could have it checked out by the professionals.
As we enter the prime time of the year for spending outdoors, grilling out and sitting by the fire pit with friends, it is also important to remember safety first. There are over 3000 injuries each year related to charcoal grill fires.