When it comes to learning how to protect yourself from the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation (UV) rays, what you don’t know can expose you to more than just sun damage. Did you know that you can be exposed to more than just the sun’s rays? Here are some surprising places that expose you to this radiation in the home.
-In fact, your car is exposed to the sun even more than your home. You see, windows in cars are not only there to allow you to see when backing up, but they also help keep the heat in during winter months and keep cold air inside during the summer months. Did you know that your home window tint is also not a pretty sight? If you have ever noticed a sunburn on the inside of your home, chances are your windows were tinted too!
-Walls and ceilings can also be exposed to sun damage. Just because it’s dark outside doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be concerned about your ceiling and flooring. While most people simply fix up their roofs during the warmer months and forget about them, having sun damage on the inside of your walls can be very problematic and requires immediate attention.
-When you are cooking inside your home, you may be using an open flame to cook. This can also be very dangerous. Not only does it expose you to fire, but if sparks are created, they can lead to power surges and possibly blackouts. Have you considered purchasing a more efficient chimney? Chimneys that prevent sparks and heat gain are easy to install and maintain, plus they are much safer than an open flame.