Minimizing Indoor Fumes From New Carpet Installation

So here’s a tip I didn’t know before – apparently when you install new carpet you should be away from the premises for two days because there’s a buildup of toxic┬ávolatile organic compounds, according to this article, although the insurance adjuster who came by said it was formaldehyde, but according to the site and others it’s not.

Regardless it does let off fumes that could sightly be harmful, thankfully he noticed because I sometimes can’t smell that way unless it’s good food, ha.

So just open a screen door or window to air things out and you should be fine in a couple of days.

By the way I was left with left over carpeting and at first I thought why didn’t the guy just throw it away, what will I do with it. Then I thought oh no if something ever happens at least I have it to replace it. And now I learn I need to throw it away because you need someone to sew the carpets together once it has been cut so it has a seamless look. Well I don’t know anyone who does that. Garbage pick-up here I come.

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