7201 Cherry Tripp Dr., Charlotte, NC 28212 704-569-4565
Dust and mold are
natural occurrences in all atmospheres and are a continual source of
maintenance. Cleaning your air systems is a good start in the right direction
toward cleaner and healthier living.
Below are further
suggestions for reducing dust and mold in your home:
- *Use a high
efficiency air filter in furnace to protect your home and your health.
- *Install Central HEPA
Air Purifiers to remove lung damaging particles from the air; (mold spores,
bacteria, viruses, mycotoxins, pollens, dust mites, chemical vapors).
- *Install UV
Germicidal Bulbs in the air system to kill viruses and molds that linger in
the air and pose serious health risks.
- *Always use a HEPA
vacuum when vacuuming any surface to avoid re-circulating any contaminates.
Regular vacuums can actually create excessive contaminates in your air.
- Always use exhaust fans
during showers and cooking to remove excess moisture.
- *Decontaminate crawl
space regularly to hinder mold growth.
- *Remove or seal any
fiberglass ducts to reduce fiberglass particles.
- Keep all carpets cleaned
and sanitized regularly, consider replacing any worn carpets with tile, or
- Check all gas
appliances, water heater and gas logs for proper burning and carbon monoxide
- Do not use chemical
cleaning compounds with VOCís. Substitute with less hazardous chemicals.
- Seal all cleaning agents
when not in use to reduce volatile organic compounds.
- Properly ventilate attic
and crawlspace to avoid moisture problems.
- *Replace all cotton
sheets with allergy bedding.
- *Install Central
Dehumidifiers to keep relative humidity below 55% which stops the reproduction
of dust mites and hinders mold growth and odors.
- 2x a year wipe down all
hard surfaces with 10/1 water/bleach solution to reduce bacteria and mold.
- HEPA clean ceiling fan
blades at least monthly.
- No smoking in house.
- No candle burning in
house Ė carbon black and chemicals can enter your lungs.
- Exterminate regularly
- Seal all doors, windows,
wall plates, and wall plugs to stop dust intrusion.
- *Seal any spaces
around air registers to stop mold and mildew intrusion.
- Use entrance mats at all
doors. This will reduce dirt and dust levels when entering the house.
- Seal attic access door
properly to stop fiberglass infiltration.
- Consider replacing
fabric furniture with leather furniture to reduce dust and dust mites.
- Remove any fabric
curtains or shades and replace with plastic or wood to reduce dust and dust
- *Sanitize air systems
regularly to inhibit bacteria and mold growth.
- *Clean and sanitize
evaporator coils regularly to reduce mold, mildew and bacteria.
- Check all plumbing for
any type of leak and fix immediately. Excessive moisture breeds mold and
- Clean and maintain
- Make sure that water,
downspouts, and sprinklers are draining properly away from your home - damp
crawlspaces can contaminate walls, floors, insulation and air systems with
molds and mildews.
- Avoid doing lawn work
with windows open.
- *Have dryer vent
cleaned yearly to avoid excessive dust and moisture in your home.
- Replace old mattresses
10 yr. or older. They become weighted down with dust mites and cannot be
- If you have animals,
brush them frequently, outdoors. This will reduce the amount of dirt that is
brought into the house.
* Indicates services or
products that are offered by Clean Air Technologies of Charlotte, Inc.