Common Household Horrors
Forget ghosts – these are the real monsters homeowners must face.
Household Horror #3: Formaldehyde
The very word “formaldehyde” stirs up images of evil laboratories and specimens. The scary truth is that this strong-smelling, invisible chemical is also hiding in your home. Formaldehyde is used as a binding agent in many areas of manufacturing. It’s found in furniture, paint, flooring, and more. Formaldehyde exposure has been linked to cold and flu like symptoms including, sore throat, coughing, dizziness, nausea, irritated eyes and nose bleeds.
What can you do to protect yourself and your family from this vile compound? Airing out the space helps as well as making sure your heating and cooling systems are well filtered and ventilated. It’s also a good idea to let new furniture breathe outside of the packaging before placing it in your home. New building materials on the market can absorb formaldehyde gas. AirRenew® drywall uses a patent pending process that converts the formaldehyde gas lurking in your home into an inert compound that is removed from the air and forever trapped in the wallboard.