As the saying goes ‘where there is smoke there is fire.’ Hence, it would be prudent enough to say that we should ensure and put in the maximum effort to protect the premises from smoke.Not only that smoke can also be harmful for the elderlies and children. In 2015, more than 4000 people died due to fire and smoke inhalation. Houses located near forest are more likely to fight smoke and its ill effects rather than a fire. During summers when the weather is dry, there is a high probability of a forest fire. You might be safe from the fire however; you still have to fight the smoke emanated from burning trees and leaves.
Here Is What You Can Do To Keep Your House Safe From Smoke.
Stop burning of wood or old items or anything that generates smoke. This is the most important step can take to protect your house and your family from smoke.
Check local air quality reports or health warning about smoke. U.S. Environmental Agency operates an air quality index. Try to locate one in your city/locality to get regular and precise updates. You can also join our mailing list to get regular email updates.
Consult local guides if you they are available. Communities, usually appoint a guide to monitor the air quality and inform the members of community about a probable scenario.
Keep the indoor air as clean as possible. Locate and purchase an air conditioner, which provides an option to stop sucking in outside air and circulating air inside the room after filtration.
Avoid performing activities that increase indoor pollution. For example, lighting a fireplace, or candle etc. Dusting and vacuuming stirs up the dust particles and should be avoided at least during wildfire situations. Try to install and use a gas based furnace rather than the old method of wood furnace.
Be proactive and prevent wildfires from starting by cleaning dead leaves and trimming trees not only in nearby forests but also in your backyard and in your locality.
Fix cloth filters on your windows and install an extra front door with a cloth filter on it. This should act as a protection and prevent smoke particles entering your house.
If you have an elderly at home or if you are allergic to smoke or has asthma then have a respirator readily available at your home. You should also have them if a family member suffers from lung diseases or a weak heart. Check with our staff on the type of respirators we use while performing our tasks.
Seal the leaks in your home through which outside smoke and pollutants can enter. There might be some inaccessible areas or, crawl space through which the smoke particles can enter.
Contact the professionals at Catstrong LLC to find how you can seal these nooks and crannies. We use polyurethane foam and plugs to make your house airtight or rather smoke tight. Give us a tinkle on 512-980-3392 to prepare your home for the summer.