Pet Hair: What is the effect on my Indoor Air Quality?

Could your furry family member be making you sick? The short answer is, yes, it’s possible – but don’t panic. If this is the case, you’re not alone and you don’t have to give up your four-legged best friend in … Continue reading Pet Hair: What is the effect on my Indoor Air Quality?

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

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!

Fight the evil lurking in your air ducts!

Kyle Ashcraft has asthma, and his 13-year-old son, Ethan, has multiple allergies that sometimes keep him up at night sniffling and coughing. Ashcraft, of Marion, asked his family doctor whether he should consider cleaning the ducts of his 1930s house. He knew that previous owners had pets, and Ethan is allergic to pet dander. The doctor said it wasn’t a bad idea, so Ashcraft hired Pringles, a Columbus company, to clean his ducts in December. Since then, he said, his son has had more restful sleep and considerably less sneezing, coughing and itchy eyes. “I was shocked at what was … Continue reading Fight the evil lurking in your air ducts!