Generally, after renovation, the house should be ventilated for a period of time mainly to disperse harmful substances in the building or renovation process. And the time it takes to ventilate the house will be affected by different seasons or the materials used to build or renovate the house. In spring and summer, the air humidity is high and the air flow is slow, so the air ventilation time should be relatively longer. The ventilation conditions in autumn and winter are better, so time is relatively short and you may live in after about two to three months.
Therefore, if the formaldehyde removal is well done. You may move into the new house earlier. Next some ways to remove formaldehyde and other harmful gases will be introduced.
Ways to remove formaldehyde and other harmful gases
Situations to which you need to pay attention
After moving into a newly built or renovated house, you’d better pay close attention to the health of your families. Sometimes, the lingered harmful gases in your new house may cause some problems to people’s health. If the following cases occur, please go to the hospital immediately and ask professional personnel to check the indoor air condition.
Hazards of toxic gases in new houses
Formaldehyde has a strong stimulating effect on skin and mucous membrane. After inhaling in high concentration of formaldehyde, people may have serious problems including respiratory tract irritation and edema, eye irritation, headache, allergic dermatitis, bronchial asthma and even cancer.
Benzene, ammonia and other toxic substances mainly come from the adhesives used in coatings, paints and furniture, which may adversely affect the human’s central nervous system and may cause dizziness, headache, weakness, chest tightness and other symptoms.