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This Cold Winter Weather Can Impact Your Indoor Air Quality

Posted in Air Quality, on January 17, 2018 By Admin

With winter officially arriving on December 21st, the cold months ahead of us can have a direct affect on your indoor air quality. During the winter months we spend more time indoors, so thinking about your indoor environment and the air you breathe can have a huge effect on your health and wellness.

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Raising the Heat Can Lower Your Indoor Air Quality

Posted in Air Quality, on January 10, 2018 By Admin

As the mercury drops, we generally spend more of our days curled up indoors to evade bad weather, but poor indoor air quality could be affecting your enjoyment of those quiet winter months. Something that can cause poor indoor air quality is simply raising the heat in your home.

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The Health Effects of Mold

Posted in Air Quality, on December 06, 2017 By Admin

As the nights get longer and the days colder, it’s important to be thinking of your home’s indoor air quality, since you’ll be spending that much more time indoors. One of the things many homeowners don’t realize is that mold often grows better during the winter months, making mold health effects a concern.

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Your Pets and Indoor Air Quality

Posted in Air Quality, on August 18, 2017 By Admin

Our furry four-legged friends bring us a lot of joy. Like a bad dating website advertisement, there are lots of long walks, snuggling during your favourite TV show, and laughter. But pets could also be having a negative impact on your indoor air quality, leading to allergies and other health symptoms and diseases, like asthma.

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Wildfires & Indoor Air Quality

Posted in Air Quality, on August 08, 2017 By Admin

With wildfires raging for the past few weeks over parts of British Columbia, the importance of good indoor air quality is one of the issues many families are facing. In Whistler, the popular resort town north of Vancouver

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Air Fresheners and Indoor Air Quality

Posted in Air Quality, on July 08, 2017 By Admin

There’s nothing nicer than the smell of a freshly cleaned home. If your home has a funky smell, or has developed one recently, you might be tempted to use air fresheners to improve your indoor air quality - but they might be doing a lot more to your indoor air quality than adding a pretty smell.

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Poor Indoor Air Quality - Air Being The Operative Word

Posted in Air Quality, on May 23, 2017 By Admin

It’s all around us - air. Comprised of nitrogen and oxygen and other trace gases, our atmosphere keeps us going, circulates weather, and transmits sounds and smells. But bad air, and therefore bad indoor air quality, is an increasingly dark part of the world we live in.

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Sample Of The World’s Most Expensive Mold

Posted in Air Quality, on April 03, 2017 By Admin

Mold can be a major factor in poor indoor quality in your home or business. Recently a very common sample of household mold was sold at auction for more than $14,600. This mold, Penicillin, is relatively harmless - the sample was from Dr. Alexander Fleming’s laboratory, where they first discovered its lifesaving properties.

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The Importance of Indoor Air Quality

Posted in Air Quality, on March 27, 2017 By Admin

The link between air quality and health is well known, but a recent study found that air pollutants and poor indoor air quality might make a bigger contribution to cognitive decline and diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s than previously thought.

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Some Sure Signs You Need to Check the Air Quality in Your Home

Posted in Air Quality, on February 13, 2017 By Admin

In most homes, both urban and rural, people have become much more environmentally conscious than ever before. And while much is made of the air quality outdoors and around the world, we often overlook the air quality inside our living space. It really shouldn’t be that way, especially since we spend so much of our waking hours indoors.

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Buying a House? Don’t Forget To Check Air Quality!

Posted in Air Quality, on February 08, 2017 By Admin

In most parts of the country, the housing market continues to be heated. Needless to say, buying a house is a big deal. A huge amount of money is involved and there are many things to consider. Something that often gets sidelined is the quality of air throughout the home.

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Improving Air Quality in Your Apartment or Condominium

Posted in Air Quality, on December 12, 2016 By Admin

When we think about air pollution, we usually think about the outdoors - automobile exhaust; industrial smog; or simply haziness in the air. The truth is, indoor air is often more polluted than outdoor air. In homes and offices, indoor air might be polluted without even knowing – and with everything from house dust, to fire-retardants, to volatile chemicals, to infiltration of radon gas.

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Air Pollution and Air Quality Testing

Posted in Air Quality, on November 15, 2016 By Admin

We receive a lot of calls from people who are unsure of what to do about their indoor air quality concerns.  They know something is not quite right with their indoor air quality, they are just unsure what it could be. In some cases they smell odours that are of concern.  These odours could be just in one room, or they could be in several areas or throughout the home. 

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Unwanted Water can Lead to Mould Growth and Poor Air Quality

Posted in Air Quality, on November 07, 2016 By Admin

Floods and unwanted water in your home can not only ruin furniture, valuables, and electronics in your home it can also cause mould, which affects your air quality. Thats right, unwanted water in your home can lead to a lot of damage, not only to your house but to your air quality.

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Indoor Air Quality Testing and Outdoor Sampling

Posted in Air Quality, on October 17, 2016 By Admin

Every now and then we get calls from people (who did not hire us to perform indoor air quality testing) to review a report or obtain information from us regarding an air quality test performed by another consulting company. In some cases, the caller didn’t know about our air quality testing service, in other cases we spoke to them prior to them choosing another firm (usually due to cost), or the test was performed by their management company or corporate landlord.

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It’s Fall...Time to Test Your Indoor Air Quality!

Posted in Air Quality, on September 26, 2016 By Admin

It’s getting colder at night and the air conditioning is finally being turned off. With fall, the leaves start to change, the nights become colder and this means getting the house ready for the colder months ahead. With the colder temperatures also comes the annual furnace maintenance where the furnace should be cleaned and all systems checked to ensure a warm indoor environment in the winter that lies ahead.

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How Air Purifiers That Emit Ozone Affect Your Indoor Air Quality

Posted in Air Quality, on August 17, 2016 By Admin

Did you know that any air purifiers that are available for consumers to buy produce large amounts of ozone, which can cause a lot of harm to your indoor air quality. Not only does a large amount of emitted ozone harm your air quality, but it can be very dangerous to your health as well. You don’t want to bring such a dangerous product into your house especially if you have young children living there.

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Laminate Floors Can Damage Your Air Quality

Posted in Air Quality, on August 04, 2016 By Admin

Did you know that the flooring in your house may not be safe for your family’s health, or your home’s air quality? Well some of the most common laminated flooring found in a lot of modern and older homes has been linked to having formaldehyde in some of the adhesives and resins that are used in the production of wood laminate. Exposure to formaldehyde has been connected with respiratory issues and even some cancers.

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Mould Growth in Basements and it’s Effect on Your Indoor Air Quality

Posted in Air Quality, on July 28, 2016 By Admin

Your basement is a prime spot for water leaks, flooding and even higher humidity levels, all of which could cause mould to develop, which negatively affects your air quality, and your health. Flooding and water leaks could be caused from mundane household activities such as showering or cooking, so it is always good to keep an eye on your basement and look for any leaks.

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Candles Affect on Your Indoor Air Quality

Posted in Air Quality, on July 25, 2016 By Admin

Although candles are great decor for your house, and smell heavenly most of the time, the damage most candles do to your indoor air quality, makes it really not worth it. Lighting a scented or aromatherapy candle in your home can be compared to sitting on your cough and smoking a cigar, neither of them are good for your health or your air quality. It has been brought to the public’s eye that most scented candles that you can purchase from any common candle retailer actually emit pollutants such as benzene, styrene, toluene, acetone, and particulate matter. Those harmful pollutants actually can severely damage your indoor air quality every time you light your candle.

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The Impact Paints Have on Your Air Quality

Posted in Air Quality, on July 18, 2016 By Admin

It’s no surprise that your indoor air quality contributes to how healthy you and the environmental you are living in is, but did you know that paints are one of the leading causes of pollution and damage to your air quality? This is due to the toxic emissions that paints release into the air, not only during the time of application but also for years after the paint job has been done. These toxics use to arise from a variety of volatile organic compounds, also known as VOC’s.

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Indoor Air Quality Testing and Your Health

Posted in Air Quality, on June 29, 2016 By Admin

It may be difficult sometimes to pinpoint whats making you or your family sick. Although an indoor air quality assessment may not be the first solution that pops in your head when your family is experiencing repetitive illness, there are several warning signs that it just may be a mould illness you and your family is suffering from, and getting your air quality tested may just be the best solution.

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Indoor Air Quality Test - Control Your Allergies

Posted in Air Quality, on April 08, 2016 By Admin

I often question this to myself, “aren’t people with allergies benefactors to the human race?” Think about it this way: while most of us keep on dwelling in our homes with unsafe surroundings and polluted air, these people can actually detect allergens. About 20% of all human beings develop allergies, and they should be considered as heroes of the world today, as they often end up making living spaces cleaner and safer for everyone else.

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Indoor Air Quality Testing and Health

Posted in Air Quality, on April 05, 2016 By Admin

We receive a lot of calls on a daily basis where people ask us if they should have an air quality test performed in their home or office. In many cases, the caller is experiencing health issues and allergic reactions and is unsure if it could be their indoor environment.

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