3 Airborne Irritants That Icynene Can Help Prevent From Entering Your Home | Icynene

Languages

international distributors

Find A Local Contractor
 
 

3 Airborne Irritants That Icynene Can Help Prevent From Entering Your Home

You are here

  • You are here:
  • Home / 3 Airborne Irritants That Icynene Can Help Prevent From Entering Your Home

3 Airborne Irritants That Icynene Can Help Prevent From Entering Your Home

If you or a family member suffers from allergies or asthma, you may want to make sure your home insulation is contributing to creating a positive indoor environment. Airborne irritants can play a role in your family’s health. Let’s look at three that can be affected by the type of insulation in your home.

  1. Pollen. Well-known to cause allergies and exacerbate asthma, pollen can find its way into the home through cracks and gaps in the building’s structure and insulation. By insulating with spray foam, an air-tight barrier is created in the home’s structure, helping to prevent pollen from passing into the house through tiny gaps or porous building materials.
  2. Dust. This is another common airborne irritant, and one that can be especially pervasive in dry climates. Once the wind starts blowing, dust will find its way in through the tiniest cracks and holes. Spray foam insulation like Icynene will help prevent this from happening in the same way it does for pollen.
  3. Mold. The worst of all the offenders, because of how damaging it can be both to the home and to the respiratory system. Icynene spray on insulation plays an important role in reducing moisture-laden air from entering the home. Less moisture in the air means less chance of mold developing in places that tend to be damp, like crawlspaces and basements.

Something important to keep in mind: recent research has shown that it is especially important for asthma sufferers to have proper ventilation in homes that have been sealed. Make sure to speak with your licensed spray foam insulation contractor for recommendations on choosing themost effective way to ventilate your home, once the insulation has been installed.

 

Add This: