The carcinogen you didn't choose
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. That’s according to the National Academy of Science and the EPA, both pretty credible sources if you ask me.
Mold is gross. I hate it when it’s on my food. I hate it even more when I find it in people’s homes.
Volatile Organic Compounds, more commonly known as VOCs, are leaking out of your couch, your mattress, your rug, and your walls, and they may be killing you. What? Wait, what?
You’re a good parent. You love your kids. You worry about their health and safety, and you do everything you can to protect them. You make sure that at the end of every day they can safely come home.
I talk with my friends, many of them builders, and they can’t answer that question. It makes sense; it’s really not something that we talk about. We look at building a new home and we talk about the type of countertops you’re going to put in, and it makes sense, that’s the stuff you can see, that you can show off.
Your new home is almost complete and the future owners are excited to start moving in in the next few weeks, but as you know, there are always a few more hurdles to get across before you can deliver the new home with a Certificate of Occupancy from the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ). Thanks to increases in code compliance requirements overt the past few years, one of those major hurdles is proving the air-tightness of the home through testing for air infiltration and duct leakage, or IDL.