Health House Rx Provides Moisture and Mold Clean Up Tips; Spring Brings Flooding, Moisture and Dampness Problems

Apr 13, 2001, 01:00 ET from Health House

    ST. PAUL, Minn., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring has again brought
 flooding and moisture problems to many homeowners.  Health House Rx has tips
 for clean-up and mold remediation.  A tip sheet on moisture, including ways to
 eliminate and deal with mold problems, is available on the Health House web
 site at http://www.healthhouse.org .  Moisture and mold in the home can cause
 adverse reactions in the occupants and trigger allergic reactions and
 respiratory problems.
     Most moisture problems can be easily recognized and there are many
 symptoms to look for including: standing water, water stains, damp air, odor,
 visible mold and mildew.  After you identify the moisture sources, clean and
 disinfect the wet areas and allow to dry thoroughly.  Wear gloves and high
 quality masks for respiratory protection.  Remove any porous materials that
 have been damaged such as sheetrock and carpeting.  Make sure that the home is
 well ventilated during the clean-up process and consult a professional with
 any structural questions on large jobs.
     Other home maintenance tip sheets are also available from Health House Rx.
     Tip sheets on secondhand smoke, building science basics, pesticides,
 sneezeless landscaping, backdrafting and healthy cleaning alternatives give
 consumers information and resources to create better environmental conditions
 in and around their homes.
     Health House, a national program of the American Lung Association,
 provides education and training for consumers and builders to help raise the
 standard for home environments.  Whether they are maintaining a home,
 remodeling, or building a new house, Health House offers consumers and
 builders the information they need to make homes healthier.  For more
 information call 651-268-7604 or 877-521-1491 or visit us at
 http://www.HealthHouse.org
 
 

SOURCE Health House
    ST. PAUL, Minn., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring has again brought
 flooding and moisture problems to many homeowners.  Health House Rx has tips
 for clean-up and mold remediation.  A tip sheet on moisture, including ways to
 eliminate and deal with mold problems, is available on the Health House web
 site at http://www.healthhouse.org .  Moisture and mold in the home can cause
 adverse reactions in the occupants and trigger allergic reactions and
 respiratory problems.
     Most moisture problems can be easily recognized and there are many
 symptoms to look for including: standing water, water stains, damp air, odor,
 visible mold and mildew.  After you identify the moisture sources, clean and
 disinfect the wet areas and allow to dry thoroughly.  Wear gloves and high
 quality masks for respiratory protection.  Remove any porous materials that
 have been damaged such as sheetrock and carpeting.  Make sure that the home is
 well ventilated during the clean-up process and consult a professional with
 any structural questions on large jobs.
     Other home maintenance tip sheets are also available from Health House Rx.
     Tip sheets on secondhand smoke, building science basics, pesticides,
 sneezeless landscaping, backdrafting and healthy cleaning alternatives give
 consumers information and resources to create better environmental conditions
 in and around their homes.
     Health House, a national program of the American Lung Association,
 provides education and training for consumers and builders to help raise the
 standard for home environments.  Whether they are maintaining a home,
 remodeling, or building a new house, Health House offers consumers and
 builders the information they need to make homes healthier.  For more
 information call 651-268-7604 or 877-521-1491 or visit us at
 http://www.HealthHouse.org
 
 SOURCE  Health House