Insulation in your home or business is something that is usually left out of sight and out of mind. In a lot of cases, that’s totally fine, but bad insulation can lead to serious health issues if left untreated!
Today, we’ll take a look at some of the negative effects bad insulation can have on your health, as well as some of the benefits good insulation can provide to you and those around you.
We’re ready to go the extra mile for each and every customer to make sure the insulation we install is top-quality and can enforce a healthy living space.
BAD INSULATION CAN HAVE SERIOUS EFFECTS ON YOUR HEALTH
Not only does bad insulation hurt your wallet by increasing the energy cost of keeping a building warm on the cold days and cool on the hot days, but it can also hurt your body. Insulation that is old, not installed properly, or of low-quality can lead to or aggravate health problems. Some of these problems could include bronchitis, rheumatic fever, or infectious skin diseases.
Good insulation helps to prevent cold temperatures and damp conditions from permeating buildings. Many diseases thrive on cold and damp surroundings that can be caused by bad insulation. These poor conditions can irritate existing health issues, but they can also create unhealthy living environments. Mold and mildew are other byproducts of the cold, damp spaces in homes.
While common places for mold to grow are in basements, around water fixtures, or near leaky windows and wall boards, it can also show up in unexpected places. If left unchecked, mold and mildew can accumulate in carpets or rugs, behind fridges, or even inside mattresses! However, hen high-quality insulation is properly installed, it greatly helps to keep the cold and damp corners of your home or workplace warm, dry, and safe for all of that inside of it.
Insulation can help with more than just health problems. It is also important to install thermal insulation around pipes and other hazardous areas. By doing this, it will prevent accidental burns and keep family members and workers in a safe environment.
FIBERGLASS INSULATION AND ASTHMA – IS THERE A CONNECTION?
There’s a lot of misinformation or partial information out there, and we want to do our best to clear that up here.
While fiberglass can have negative effects on the skin if it is handled improperly, there is no medical research to suggest that fiberglass insulation can cause or aggravate asthma. The only instances in which fiberglass has a negative effect on the lungs or asthma is when it is airborne and inhaled in high quantities. As long as the insulation is installed properly, there are no proven effects on asthma.
One final benefit of high-quality insulation is that it can help to decrease your carbon footprint. More energy and fossil fuels are consumed by buildings that require more energy to heat and cool. When a building is insulated properly, the resources required to keep it comfortable go down. By decreasing the amount of resources needed, we are all able to help out the environment around us.