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Are Health Hazards Lurking in Your Home?

Posted on November 27, 2013 in Blog

Don’t let common household health hazards put your family at risk—get help from AQHI Inc.

Are Health Hazards Lurking in Your Home?Homes are supposed to keep our families safe from the elements and from dangers posed by the outside world. However, in some cases buildings contain contaminants that actually make staying home a risky proposition. If you haven’t had your home inspected for asbestos, lead, and mold you may actually be putting your family at risk.


Asbestos is commonly found in homes built prior to the 1970s because it has amazing insulating properties and is fire-retardant. Unfortunately, asbestos also has alarming consequences for human health. When inhaled in large quantities or over an extended period of time, it can cause respiratory problems and even cancer. Asbestos can be found in thousands of household building materials, including popcorn ceilings, roofing felt, shingles, hot water pipe & tank insulation, flooring tile, and drywall joint compounds. In order to determine if this hazard is lurking in your home and keep your family safe, you need to get asbestos testing and asbestos remediation from an expert contractor like AQHI Inc.

Lead Paint

Lead was a common additive in interior and exterior paint right up until 1978. Today we know that all this lead paint presents a risk of lead poisoning. Children are hardest hit by lead poisoning, which can affect their physical and mental development, but exposure to lead can cause serious damage to the nervous system, kidneys, and reproductive system in adults as well. If you have an older home, you probably have lead paint somewhere underneath the various layers of new paint. An inspection will tell you if this paint has been properly encapsulated or if it could pose an active health threat. In order to protect your family from lead paint, you’ll need to seek out the services of an EPA Lead-Safe Certified contractor such as AQHI Inc.


Sometimes homeowners assume that by purchasing a new property, they can guarantee the safety of their family. While it’s true that new homes will not contain lead paint or asbestos, any home can contain mold. Even a brand-new home can become contaminated if a water leak or inadequate ventilation creates the moist, humid conditions ideal for the spread of mold. You may not even realize you have a mold problem until someone in your family begins experiencing symptoms, which are typically similar to allergy symptoms but can become serious in people with weakened respiratory or immune systems. Rather than trying to clean up the mold yourself, you can get professional help from AQHI Inc. This will help ensure that all of the mold is detected and eliminated by removing the affected materials and/or washing the affected area with a biocide.

Don’t Risk It—Get Tested for Hazards Today

For the safety of your family, it is highly recommended that you be proactive in detecting and removing these common household hazards. AQHI Inc. can help by providing the inspections and testing needed to identify risk and the remediation services necessary to eliminate that risk.