Cleaning to Maintain Summertime Indoor Air Quality
It’s hard to believe that it’s Memorial Day already! We at SERVPRO of Hampshire County would like to take this time to thank and recognize all of those people who have served and sacrificed (some to the highest degree) to make this country as great as it is. The opportunities that we are all given and the things that we get to complain about (important things like “my internet is slow” or “there’s nothing good on TV tonight”) that, in the grand scheme of things, are not so important, are examples of what our predecessors worked so hard for us to have now. Let’s hope that we contribute to our descendants, our communities and our country just a fraction of what others gave to us.
Memorial Day also marks the unofficial start of summer, generally a time for all of us to take vacation, celebrate graduations, have picnics and cookouts and spend time outside or away from the hustle and bustle of our busy lives. One thing that you need to remember is to prepare your home for your time away and for heat and humidity. Failure to maintain a level of humidity in a healthy operating range (30%-50%) could result in microbial growth due to secondary water and moisture damage. Shutting off HVAC and air conditioning while away may be cost effective on an energy consumption but the affects it may have on the indoor air quality (IAQ) and structural issues could cost considerably more in clean up. Maintaining a relative humidity below 50% preferably below 40% will help to maintain good and healthy IAQ.
SERVPRO of Hampshire County specializes in not only Fire Damage Cleanup and Water Damage Cleanup but also Mold Remediation and Carpet Cleaning, Upholstery Cleaning, Duct Cleaning and Deodorization. If we can clean up behind the big disasters in people’s worlds imagine how we would do on everyday cleanup. Hampshire County is located dead smack in the middle of Western Massachusetts. We can help with your cleaning and IAQ needs no matter where you are or what it may be in the Pioneer Valley and beyond.
Have a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend. Reflect and have fun with family and friends.