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!

The Hidden Pollution in Your Home

Studies have repeatedly shown that the air in our house can be worse than the polluted air outside. Because people can spend up to 90% of their time indoors, this presents a serious health risk. Following are some common pollutants that promote poor air quality in the home. 1. Dander. One common pollutant is animal and human dander. Yes, animal and human. It’s not just our four legged friends that contribute to indoor pollutants. Our own dander – miniscule hair follicles and dead skin, etc. – also contributes to the pollutants in our homes. 2. Mites and Cockroaches. An even … Continue reading The Hidden Pollution in Your Home

How healthy is your indoor air?

The EPA lists poor indoor air quality as the fourth largest environmental threat to our country. It’s a scary thought that the air you are breathing inside your home can be so dirty.  Most of our time is spent indoors whether it’s at home, work or out shopping.  When a home has dirty air, those who have allergies and asthma suffer daily.  A typical six room home can accumulate 40 pounds or more of dust every year just from living in it and doing normal day to day activities.  There are a few things you can do to help keep your … Continue reading How healthy is your indoor air?