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Signs You Might Need A Home Air Quality Test

Posted on Sep 10, 2020

Poor air quality affects 91% of the world population according to the World Health Organization (WHO). While it is true most of the air pollution comes from industrial activities and fossil fuel combustion, we also have to take into account indoor air quality and air pollutants that are present in residential and commercial buildings. Indoor and...

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Everything You Need to Know About Black Mold

Posted on Sep 07, 2020

Black mold, is a species of fungi that is often found on cellulose-rich building materials that have been damaged by excessive humidity or flooding. This mold is rarely found in natural environments due to its inability to successfully compete with other species of fungi. Black mold has a number of strains and some of them are able to produce...

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3 Reasons to Test Your Home for Asbestos

Posted on Sep 04, 2020

Asbestos is a naturally occurring silicate mineral that is composed of thread-like crystals. Each crystal fiber consists of tiny, microscopic fibrils that can become airborne due to abrasion or damage. Asbestos was a widely used material in construction for the most of 20th century until it was confirmed that its fibrils cause serious respiratory...

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5 Things to Look for When Moving into a New Home

Posted on Aug 17, 2020

Moving into a new home is always exciting, as it brings refreshing change and interesting new experiences. However, this process can be also quite stressful and time-consuming. Packing up, hiring a moving company, and then unpacking and settling – there is a lot to do and this is just the very end of the process. Before that final moment, you...

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Summer Heat and Mold

Posted on Aug 12, 2020

Mold are fungal organisms that play a very important role in natural ecosystems as organic matter decomposers, but they also cause a variety of health issues when present in indoor environments. They are most active from early spring to fall, but their occurrence in indoor environments is most likely during winter and humid summer days. A...

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Can Asbestos Affect Your Health?

Posted on Aug 09, 2020

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral, made of long, thin, thread-like crystals. Each thread is composed of numerous microscopic fibers that can get released into the air by abrasion or other types of physical damage. Asbestos was widely used as a building material for the most of 20th century. It was often mixed with concrete due to its very...

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Summer Allergies and Indoor Air Quality

Posted on Aug 04, 2020

Late spring and summer are the worst parts of the year for many people who suffer from allergies due to high levels of air pollutants. In order to avoid them, many people with allergies prefer to stay at home during the warm months. However, this might not be the best solution if the air quality of their home isn’t great. Weather conditions...

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Natural Remedies for Black Mold

Posted on Jul 18, 2020

Black mold is a vicious fungus that readily occupies humid spots in the home. It is commonly found in bathrooms, kitchens, cellars, and attics, even in the cleanest, neatest homes. Regular exposure to this type of mold can lead to respiratory issues and allergic reactions, which is why it is necessary to regularly inspect your home and clean any...

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Is Your Home Ready for Summertime Mold Season?

Posted on Jul 14, 2020

While most people think winter is the time of the year when molds thrive, many forget that summer is also a critical period for their development. Certain types of molds remain dormant during the cold months; increasing temperatures and humidity end their dormancy and the spores begin to germinate. This process usually begins in late spring and...

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How to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Posted on Jul 10, 2020

Now that we are spending more time at home, good indoor air quality has become a crucial factor in maintaining good health. Millions of people die every year from diseases related to indoor air pollution, and the current COVID-19 situation has only accentuated the importance of this issue as individuals are spending much more time inside their...

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