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Maintaining Indoor Air Quality While Growing Cannabis

Posted on Mar 25, 2020
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Since the surge of cannabis legalization and legal changes in October 2018 many Canadians have seized the given opportunity and started cultivating their own marijuana plants at home. Even though the number of plants per home is limited, indoor cannabis cultivation created increased need for odour removal services and special precautions for...

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Air Quality Testing for Volatile Organic Compounds

Posted on Feb 28, 2020
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Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are chemicals that have a high vapour pressure at room temperature, which enables them to easily evaporate or sublimate and enter the surrounding air. These compounds are numerous, and they can be both natural and man-made.  Most VOCs are harmless, but there are some that have harmful qualities that usually...

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Why You Need a Designated Substances Survey Report

Posted on Feb 06, 2020
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Whether you are planning to completely renovate your home or just do some smaller maintenance work, renovation is the perfect time to assess your home and land for potentially hazardous substances. This kind of assessment is considered necessary especially when old houses are in question, because they were often constructed with potentially harmful...

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Is the Air Quality in Your Home Making You Sick?

Posted on Dec 30, 2019
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Usually when people think of air pollution, they think about the city smog, industrial and agricultural emissions, but very few remember the importance of air quality indoors. Considering how much time we spend in indoor environments today (around 90% on average), indoor air quality has become a very important factor that contributes to overall...

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Common Causes for Indoor Air Quality Issues in the Winter

Posted on Nov 05, 2019
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Many homeowners find it difficult to maintain good indoor air quality throughout winter. For those who live in colder climates, much time is spent indoors during the winter, so air quality is even more important. The challenges are common in most residential homes – dryer indoor air; more limited ventilation; and heating sources that are...

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How Does Summertime Humidity in Toronto Affect Mold Growth in the Home?

Posted on Jul 25, 2019
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Humidity & Mold Growth Summer has officially started in Toronto, and that means sunshine, patio season, and unfortunately, mold growth. The extreme heat results in infrequent, but heavy rainfall that increases the chance of flooding. The large amount of moisture from the rain and humidity create the perfect environment for mold to flourish...

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The Importance of Air Quality Testing

Posted on Jan 14, 2019
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Air quality testing is commonly neglected in homes and offices but it is definitely one of the more critical services to consider. Indoor air pollution can come in many forms and in some cases, is completely odourless. People who live and work in your space could be exposed to polluted air and not even know it! Breathing in bad air on a regular...

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Mold May be Negatively Affecting Your Health

Posted on Aug 28, 2018
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Changes in health and lifestyle? You may have mold in your home As a homeowner, mold and your health should be two of your major concerns when it comes to maintaining your residence. Have you noticed slight changes in your lifestyle or general well-being? You may have an air quality problem caused by the presence of toxic mold in your home. Mold...

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Hot Summers Mean Air Quality & Humidity Issues in Toronto

Posted on Aug 13, 2018
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Summer temperatures are on their way up in Toronto and this season is no exception with record breaking heat and humidity causing air quality and humidity problems for homeowners. Homes with poor insulation or restricted air flow could see the indoor humidity rise along with the outdoor humidity. Excess moisture that cannot be vented can decrease...

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Beautify & Purify Your Home With Common Indoor House Plants

Posted on Jul 31, 2018
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Maintaining air quality is one of the biggest challenges for homeowners and using a plant that improves air quality is a natural way to remove various toxins and pollutants from the home’s inside air. Studies have shown that in many cases the inside air quality in residential homes is much worse than the outside air. There are appliances that...

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Moisture & Humidity in Your Home Can Lead to Serious Problems

Posted on Jul 17, 2018
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One of your biggest challenges as a homeowner is to control moisture and humidity for safe air quality. Humidity refers to the moisture level in the air and having too much or too little humidity can drastically affect the quality of life for you and the residents who live in the home. Seasonal changes can elevate humidity levels and homes...

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Is Your Indoor Air Quality Healthy? What You Are Breathing In?

Posted on Jun 18, 2018
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You may have invested time and money into the exterior and interior of your home, but have you ever considered the quality of the air you breath while inside the home? It is a well-known fact that indoor air quality in residential homes is sometimes worse than the quality of the air outside. Certain toxins and pollutants have no detectable smell or...

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What are Ideal Household Humidity Levels?

Posted on Feb 28, 2018
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Because we spend so much time indoors (much of it at home), indoor air quality and home humidity is critical for both health and comfort. Humidity is the amount of water vapour in air, and getting the right proportion between air and moisture is more important than many think. Too much home humidity will cause moisture problems. Worse case, it...

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What are the Top Causes of Indoor Air Pollution

Posted on Feb 22, 2018
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It is widely known that air quality inside the home can actually be worse than the air quality outside. Indoor air pollution can be caused by many factors in and outside the home and may not have any telltale odor ,but can have serious effect on the quality of life inside the home. What is indoor air pollution? Pollution refers to impurities...

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Difference Between Outdoor & Indoor Air Pollution

Posted on Feb 07, 2018
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Poor indoor air quality (at home and at work) accounts for some of the most common of health issues. The average person actually spends close to 90% of the time indoors, so clearly, indoor air quality is important. On the flip side, indoor air pollution can perpetuate undesirable health risks. Indoor air pollution can take on many forms ...

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