Formaldehyde VOC’S In Your Home
Formaldehyde is one of the biggest problems in the industry regarding VOC Emission Standards. They are not setup for homes. They are setup for a commercial buildings. These VOC’S Standards assume you have some sort of constant forced air ventilation that are required in office buildings or schools. This means the average homeowner is left out in the cold regarding Formaldehyde VOC’S Standards.
This situation becomes worse if you are a homeowner with Formaldehyde Based Fiberglass Batt Insulation in your home. The only air changes you receive are when you open the doors or windows. We have tested multiple houses for Formaldehyde in the air and found the ones with Formaldehyde Based Fiberglass Batt Insulation will have elevated levels of Formaldehyde in the home. If you have an allergy to Formaldehyde, this can be a real problem for you.
We recently did a Remodeling Project and specified Formaldehyde Free Batting for the homeowner. Guess what, Formaldehyde Testing was negative in this form of Fiberglass. The newer types of Fiberglass Battening are Acrylic Based Binders. Only time will tell if these newer types will affect people in the long run. Formaldehyde Free Insulation is available and should be used in any new construction or remodeling project. They are available in Home Depot and Lowe’s nationwide.
In conclusion, avoid all formaldehyde based insulation products in any new construction or remodeling projects. Formaldehyde can cause chronic health problems and allergy risks for a lot of individuals. If you feel you are being affected by Formaldehyde in your home, call Safe Homes at (954) 531-6476 to schedule an appointment in S. Florida.