Setting the record straight about duct cleaning

Before we get into the good stuff, it’s important to understand why you would need duct cleaning in the first place. Over time, air ducts collect a variety of potentially harmful contaminants such as mould, spores, pollen, human and pet dander, … Continue reading Setting the record straight about duct cleaning

Dealing With Dust Mites

WHY DO THIS? There can be as many as 100,000 dust mites on 1 square yard of carpet. Yikes! Environmental allergens, including dust mites, are the most common trigger of allergies. Keep your family safe from allergy symptoms, including asthma and eczema, by minimizing dust mites in your home. HOW TO: Need a hand? If you’re interested in hiring a professional house cleaner to handle dust mites, check Angie’s List to find a service provider in your area. Dust mites live and multiply easily in warm, humid places. They prefer temperatures above 70 degrees F with high humidity. If you live in a … Continue reading Dealing With Dust Mites

Duct Systems: Why they’re important to maintain

What are duct systems? Also referred to as ductwork, duct systems are used to control and distribute airflow to different areas of your home. Duct systems are usually made out of insulated metal pipes or flexible tubes and are essential to living in a comfortable and cost-effective home. How does a duct system work? Air distribution systems, or duct systems, are in floors, ceilings and/or walls depending on the design of your home. Return ducts carry the air from your living space to the furnace or air conditioner to be filtered, heated, cooled, and dehumidified and then supply ducts deliver … Continue reading Duct Systems: Why they’re important to maintain

YOU can prevent mold in your home!

April showers bring May flowers… and mold growth! Mold growth has become a hot topic as more and more homeowners, schools and commercial buildings are experiencing issues with mold and its health-related consequences. Before spring’s rain hits, take preventative measures to protect your home, family, employees or students and prevent mold. A Bit About Mold Mold needs three things to thrive: A temperature above 40 degrees, a food source (any biodegradable, organic material, such as a buildup of dust) and moisture, which will certainly be in abundance now that spring is here. It doesn’t matter where the mold is growing–inside … Continue reading YOU can prevent mold in your home!

Your spring allergies – solved!

Allergies can turn a great day in a sneezing, blubbery mess. Thankfully there is a very simple thing you can do at home to fight off spring allergies. Change your air filter! We likely sound like a broken record with this advice, but it’s too important to not continually remind you. Regularly changing your air filter, especially during allergy season, has many benefits. Most importantly, it means you’re breathing fresh air. High-efficiency filters do exactly that – they filter out the pollen from the air in your home. Change your filter at least once a month. If you have severe allergies, … Continue reading Your spring allergies – solved!