Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Indoor air quality

It's time to open the windows, let in some fresh air, and enjoy springtime in Kansas City. As you do that, take some time to also check on any problems with your indoor air quality that might have developed over the winter.

We're all saddened by the story from Maryland of the family of eight killed by carbon monoxide poisoning. And in four different Kansas City home inspections in the past few weeks, I discovered gas leaks inside the houses.

Your furnace, either in your existing house or in the one you're looking to buy, had a rough winter heating season. Get it checked by a professional to make sure it's still burning efficiently and venting carbon monoxide fumes outside of the house. The same is true if you have a gas water heater. It will be running all year long, not just during the winter.

And, for gas leaks, just use your nose to detect the gas odor. As the ground shifts during periods of freezing and thawing, gas pipes move. That can put stress on pipe joints and create deadly and explosive leaks.

So, while you're enjoying the fresh outside air after a season of being indoors, take some precautionary steps to ensure your health and safety next winter.

Whole house inspections, condo inspections, radon testing, mold testing, and more, we do it all for you. Call or E-mail today to schedule your Complete Home Inspection, 913-268-0222, www.completehomeinspectionkc.com.