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Summer Allergies & Indoor Air Quality

Posted in Air Quality, on May 28, 2018 By Admin

After a long winter (and even longer spring), summer is here, which can unfortunately bring with it a host of summer allergies. While we’re happy to see the end of the flu, the sniffles aren’t over for some of us, especially while indoor air quality affects your summer allergies. The

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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

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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. This may seem

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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,

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Checking Your Indoor Air Quality

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

If you’re a homeowner, one of the many things on your home’s to-do list should be an assessment of your indoor air quality. However, checking that your indoor air quality is of a high level isn’t as simple as a good sniff in each room or opening the windows wide on a breezy

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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

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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, people were being advised to stay in cool places and not participate in any

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Improving Office Indoor Air Quality

Posted in Air Quality, on July 31, 2017 By Admin

It’s Monday morning and you’ve just arrived at the office. You put down your bag, slide into your seat and take a big breath of… stale office air. You know the scent: old cardboard, the Xerox machine chugging away, dust frying on the florescent lights. However, your office’s

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Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) and Indoor Air Quality

Posted in Air Quality, on July 21, 2017 By Admin

You may have heard of Sick Building Syndrome (or SBS) in the news, but you may not know exactly what that means or how it could be effecting you and your indoor air quality. Sick Building Syndrome is a term that is used to describe a range of symptoms and health effects that are thought to be caused

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Mold - The Worst Kind of Wallpaper

Posted in Air Quality, on July 17, 2017 By Admin

The cause of Napoleon Bonaparte’s death has plagued curious historians and history buffs since the day his coffin was lowered. One popular theory is that he was slowly poisoned by poor indoor air quality caused from noxious arsenic fumes given off by wallpaper. Longwood House on St.

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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

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Air Conditioning Unit Check: Better Indoor Air Quality

Posted in Air Quality, on June 30, 2017 By Admin

A late spring this year means that the allergy season is still upon us. While we wait for warmer days to arrive, improving your indoor air quality this spring can have a significant affect on you and your family’s health and wellness. It may soon be time to turn on your air conditioning unit -

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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. One figure suggests

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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

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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. While there are many factors leading to

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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. While air quality might

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Paying Attention to the Quality of Air in Your Workspace

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

Many of us are paying attention to global warming and air pollution because it’s constantly on the news. And while great gains are being made on this front, not much attention is being focused on the air that we’re breathing in while we sit in our workplace. In many cases, in homes and

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Keep Employees Healthy This Winter With Better Air Quality

Posted in Air Quality, on December 22, 2016 By Admin

Employers or employees, we sometimes forget that half our lives are being spent in a workspace that is enclosed, and without any exposure to the outside environment. In short, employers and employees are breathing office air for eight hours or more during the day. And when that indoor air is poor

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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

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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

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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. Unwanted water

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Mold Remediation and Chemical Cleaners. Do You Need Them?

Posted in Air Quality, on October 24, 2016 By Admin

There are numerous mold remediation companies that either use chemicals during their mold cleaning or mold remediation procedures.  We have a number of clients that call us all the time to ask if there chemicals are really necessary to get rid of their mold problem. There are a number of

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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. It is difficult to

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How To Setup Air Quality Control At Your Business

Posted in Air Quality, on May 05, 2015 By Admin

Are your employees constantly experiencing recurrent headaches, breathing difficulties or respiratory infections? You may need a thorough air quality evaluation to establish whether the origin of these signs is environmental. The indoor setting in every building is the outcome of the interaction

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