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EZ-Breathe

EZ Breath ventilation system

Protect Your Loved Ones From Harmful Molds

Molds have the potential of causing serious health illness. Get your property free of molds before they can do any harm to you and your loved ones. Breathe in clean air that you deserve with our EZ-Breathe ventilation system. Contact Perma-Dry Waterproofing today to learn about our EZ-Breathe ventilation system.

If you're experiencing any of the following asthma-related symptoms, then it may be due to the presence of harmful molds in your property:
 
  1. Shortness of breath: Feeling out of breath or the inability to release all the air from the lungs
  2. Chest tightening: A sensation of a weight on the chest or squeezing
  3. Wheezing: Experiencing difficulty in breathing; breathing with a squeaky, whistling noise
  4. Coughing: Usually worse at night and in the early morning, often making it difficult to sleep

Don't Let Asthma Destroy Your Peaceful Life

  1. Mold can grow on any surface (shower curtains, towels, floors, or walls) in damp areas (bathrooms or basements). Keep these areas clean, dry, and well-ventilated to avoid mold growth.
  2. Dust mites are tiny bugs you can’t see. They live in fabrics like sheets, blankets, pillows, mattresses, furniture, carpets, and stuffed animal toys. Use dust-proof covers for pillows and mattresses. Wash bedding and toys and vacuum weekly.
  3. Smoke from cigarettes, pipes, or cigars (including smoke breathed out by a smoker) and wood-burning stoves and fireplaces contain a mixture of harmful gases and small particles. Do not smoke in the home. To reduce smoke from stoves and fireplaces, only use dry, split wood. Have your chimney inspected and cleaned every year by a certified professional.
  4. Cockroaches and other pests leave dander and droppings behind. Avoid clutter, cover trash cans, store food in airtight containers, and clean up dishes, crumbs, and spills immediately.
  5. Pets like cats, dogs, and other warm-blooded animals pose dander. Keep pets out of the bedrooms and furniture. Vacuum often. Nitrogen dioxide is an odorless gas released as a result of the use of appliances (stove, space heaters) that burn fuels (gas, kerosene). Do not use ovens to heat the home. Make sure appliances that burn fuel vent outside the home.
  6. Chemical irritants (VOCs), found in everyday household products like cleaning items (scented or unscented), paint, adhesive, pesticides, cosmetics, and air fresheners, irritate airways. Switch to VOC-free products. When in use, keep the area ventilated by opening windows and turning on exhaust fans.

Did You Know?

Likely effects of asthma in children:
  • Children with asthma are more likely to be overweight and obese than children without asthma. (3)
  • Even when asthma symptoms are not severe enough to require urgent care, they can interfere with a child’s ability to sleep, play, and participate in school. (4)

Societal implications of childhood asthma:
  • Asthma is one of the leading causes of school absenteeism; in 2008, asthma accounted for an estimated 14.4 million lost school days in children with an asthma attack in the previous year. (1)
  • Asthma is the third leading cause of hospitalization among children under the age of 15. Approximately 29% of all asthma hospital discharges in 2009 were in those under 15, however, only 21% of the U.S. population was less than 15 years old. (6)

Cost savings from asthma health education and home-based-health intervention:
  • Asthma has many triggers, including many found in the home (see reverse side). These home-based triggers cause 40% of asthma episodes and are entirely preventable. (7)
  • The annual direct health care cost of asthma is approximately $50.1 billion; indirect costs (e.g. Lost productivity) adds another $5.9 billion, for a total of $56.0 billion dollars. (8)
  • A 2004 study showed a savings of $11.22 in emergency department and hospitalization costs, for every $1 spent to deliver asthma health education and home-based-health interventions. (9)

References:
  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey Raw Data, 2011. Analysis by the American Lung Association Research and Health Education Division using SPSS and SUDAAN software.
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: National Center for Health Statistics, National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 2009. Analysis by the American Lung Association Research and Health Education Division using SPSS software.
  3. Visness, C.M., London S.J., Daniels, J.L. et al. (2010). Association of childhood obesity with atopic and non-atopic asthma: results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2006. J Asthma, 47 (7), 822-829.
  4. Merkle S, Wheeler LS, Gerald LB, et al. (2006). Introduction: Learning from Each Other About Managing Asthma in Schools. Journal of School Health, 76 (6): 302.
  5. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Healthy Youth! Health Topics: Asthma. August 14, 2009. Accessed on February 9, 2010.
  6. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: National Center for Health Statistics, National Hospital Discharge Survey, 1995-2010. Analysis by the American Lung Association Research and Health Education Division using SPSS software.
  7. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission to Build A Healthier America. Beyond Health Care: New Directions To A Healthier America Report. April 2009
  8. Barnett SB, Nurmagambetov TA. (2011) Costs of Asthma in the Unites States: 2002-2007. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 127:145-52.
  9. Clark NM, Feldman CH, Evans D, et al. (1986) The impact of health education on frequency and cost of health care use by low income children with asthma. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 78:108-15.
Pest management

We Provide the Following Free Services for Eligible Families

  • Health and safety assessment
  • Asthma trigger reduction
  • Pest management
  • Mold remediation
  • Asthma control education
  • Home safety education
  • Lead hazard reduction
  • Energy efficiency upgrades
  • Window and door replacement
  • Weatherization
  • Legal services
  • Tenants’ rights assistance
  • Housing Choice Voucher program

Toilet cleaners

List of Common Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Products

The following list shows common household items containing potentially hazardous ingredients that might be found in your garage, basement, or other storage space in your home.

Cleaning products:
  • Oven cleaners
  • Drain cleaners
  • Wood and metal cleaners and polishes
  • Toilet cleaners
  • Tub, tile, shower cleaners
  • Bleach (laundry)
  • Pool chemicals
Automotive products:
  • Motor oil
  • Fuel additives
  • Carburetor and fuel injection cleaners
  • Air conditioning refrigerants
  • Starter fluids
  • Automotive batteries
  • Transmission and brake fluid
  • Antifreeze
Lawn and garden products
  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • Fungicides / wood preservatives
Other flammable products:
  • Propane tanks and other compressed gas cylinders
  • Kerosene
  • Home heating oil
  • Diesel fuel
  • Gas / oil mix
  • Lighter fluid
Indoor pesticides:
  • Ant sprays and baits
  • Cockroach sprays and baits
  • Flea repellents and shampoos
  • Bug sprays
  • Houseplant insecticides
  • Moth repellents
  • Mouse and rat poisons and baits
Workshop painting supplies:
  • Adhesives and glues
  • Furniture strippers
  • Oil or enamel based paint
  • Stains and finishes
  • Paint thinners and turpentine
  • Paint strippers and removers
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Fixatives and other solvents
Miscellaneous:
  • Batteries
  • Mercury thermostats or thermometers
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Driveway sealer
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