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Your Basic Guide to Minimizing VOCs During a Remodeling Project

There are many factors to consider during a home remodel. On the one hand, you want your home to look the best that it can. On the other, you need to be mindful of risks associated with the construction of your remodeled home. Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, are one of the things you should consider.

Whether you’re aiming for a new traditional kitchen or a new garage, you can take steps to ensure acceptable levels of VOCs during the project. DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of East Georgia shares some ways to accomplish this.

Volatile Organic Compounds at a Glance

Organic compounds are an essential ingredient used in substances such as wood preservatives, paint, air fresheners and other solvents. The level of VOCs emitted indoors is 10 times higher than when emitted outdoors, which is what makes VOCs a health risk. VOCs can have both long- and short-term effects including eye, nose and throat irritation, nausea and damage to the central nervous system.

Reducing VOCs

Fortunately, there are ways to minimize the emittance levels of VOCs during your home or garage renovation.

  1. Consult your remodeler. The first thing (and perhaps the most effective thing) you can do to reduce VOCs is to discuss your options with your remodeler, since they will have invaluable knowledge when it comes to the composition of various products.

  1. Take it outside. Apply pre-finish and paint coats outside the living space to reduce the level of VOCs emitted indoors.

  1. Provide ventilation. Proper ventilation provides much-needed air circulation to disperse VOCs that might otherwise be inhaled.

DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen: Your Home Improvement Partner

DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of East Georgia takes all your remodeling needs into consideration., guaranteeing we meet and even exceed your expectations. When you choose to work with us, you can rest assured that your home and family are in good hands. Call us at (478) 268-4206 to schedule a consultation today!

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