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8 Plants That Will Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Posted in Air Quality, on April 06, 2018 By Admin

Now that spring has arrived, we’re looking forward at SafeAir to seeing our backyards and gardens transform into green, red, yellow and oranges as the earth wakes up - but in our homes all winter we’ve had some extra help with our indoor air quality by growing plants that will improve your indoor air quality.

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The Best Spring Cleaning Checklist for 2018

Posted in Air Quality, on March 21, 2018 By Admin

This spring add tasks that help to improve your indoor air quality to your spring cleaning checklist. Many of the common household tasks and spring time responsibilities already help bring you better indoor air quality, but some can actually have the opposite effect, and bring harmful chemicals or pollutants into your home.

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The Hidden Impact of Household Cleaners on Indoor Air Quality

Posted in Air Quality, on February 06, 2018 By Admin

When you’re busy scrubbing your home to a squeaky clean shine, you aren’t necessarily thinking about the cleaning products that impact your indoor air quality. Regular and thorough cleaning is key to overall health and wellness - but you can inadvertently do more harm than good by choosing cleaning products that impact your indoor air quality.

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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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Wood Fires Indoors

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

With autumn finally here, those of us with wood stoves or fireplaces may be gearing up to sit next to the crackling fire on chilly evenings.

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New House Smell and Indoor Air Quality

Posted in Air Quality, on October 11, 2017 By Admin

Buying a brand new house is one of the biggest purchases you are ever likely to make. Buying a new home that has not been previously owned, can mean you get exactly what you want, whether it be granite countertops or white oak cabinets.

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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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Lead Paint in Your Home is Affecting Your Indoor Air Quality

Posted in Air Quality, on June 15, 2017 By Admin

A fresh coat of paint can be just the thing to liven up a room, and is often a quick, and easy, way of making a change in your home or business. If you live in a century home and are considering repainting, there are a few key things to keep in mind to make sure you maintain a high standard of indoor air quality both before, during, and after painting.

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Spring Cleaning? Care For Your Indoor Air Quality Too

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

Spring is a great time for freshening up your home; giving everything a deep cleaning, doing repairs, and maybe retouching a wall or two - there’s nothing like a fresh coat of paint to liven up a room. Spring is also a great time to be thinking about your indoor air quality, and many of these spring activities, especially room painting, can have a hidden effect on your indoor air quality.

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Radon Gas Affects The Indoor Air Quality of 1 in 8 Calgary Homes

Posted in Air Quality, on May 15, 2017 By Admin

We generally think of things that affect our indoor air quality as coming from outside or inside our home. Outdoor factors that affect our indoor air quality include pollen, exhaust, or other industrial emissions. Indoor factors, like a poorly functioning HVAC system, smoking, or cleaning materials can all contribute to poor indoor air quality.

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Allergens Have Sprung in Spring

Posted in Air Quality, on April 25, 2017 By Admin

Your indoor air quality is effected by factors both inside and outside of your home or business. Inside your home, indoor air quality culprits, like chemicals, volatile organic compounds, or moulds can be fixed or controlled, but outdoor causes of poor indoor air quality - such as allergens - are something we’re often at the mercy of.

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Your Business’s Indoor Air Quality in Toronto

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

The level of outdoor pollution is a growing concern in cities around the globe. But our indoor air quality can have just as big an affect as does the outdoors. Household indoor air quality is usually the focus - protecting our elders, children and family members from the toxic effects of VOCs or mould growth is at the top of many minds.

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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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Don’t Under Estimate Carbon Monoxide

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

Wiarton Willie may have predicted an early spring this year, but we could still have many days of snow left. Snow is being named as the culprit in a number of scares this winter as excessive build up blocked some home heating vents and caused toxic levels of carbon monoxide to build up inside. 

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Contaminants Are Everywhere

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

The indoor air quality of your home or office is an important part of having a healthy living and working environment. Good indoor air quality can have a huge effect on both you and your family, leaving you feeling more refreshed and in better health.

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The HVAC System: Your Home’s Lungs

Posted in Air Quality, on March 09, 2017 By Admin

The air ducts in your home or business are a critical part of the heating and cooling of your building as well as a major factor of your indoor air quality. Air ducts move heated and cooled air throughout your building to provide a ventilated and comfortable indoor environment - think of them as the circulatory system!

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How To Choose The Right Company for Air Quality Testing

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

The priority with air quality testing is to choose a professional who can competently assess the indoor air quality of a home, while providing options for resolution. Today, knowledge and skill levels vary dramatically amongst those who provide air quality testing.

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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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Carbon Monoxide and Carbon Dioxide at Home and in the Office

Posted in Air Quality, on January 26, 2017 By Admin

Carbon Dioxide and Carbon Monoxide are not uncommon in a residential home or commercial office. If there is a suspicion of contamination, it’s time to find the source, and take the necessary steps to resolve the problem. Both Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and Carbon Monoxide (CO) are difficult to detect off hand – they are both colorless and odorless.

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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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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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Air Quality Testing and Mold Growth

Posted in Air Quality, on November 01, 2016 By Admin

We receive a lot of calls where potential clients are concerned about mold growth.  Either because they have seen mold growth somewhere in their home, or they believe that they can smell mold.  Many are unsure if they need just a mold inspection or air quality testing as well. A detailed mold inspection is definitely a good first step in determining if you may have hidden mold growth in either your basement, bathrooms or attic. 

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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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Essential Oils and Indoor Air Quality

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

More and more people are beginning to add a scent to their home as a way to personalize their home. This can be anywhere from a sweet scent to a savory scent but in most cases it can also provide a warming and calming scent or feel to the home.

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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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Don’t Spray Mould, Leave the Remediation to the Professionals

Posted in Air Quality, on September 09, 2016 By Admin

The typical first reaction to finding mould is to get rid of it. Mould attacks and damages your health, your indoor air quality, and the state of your home. A lot of articles on the internet suggest spraying certain chemicals onto the mould to get get rid of it, but that may just be one of the worst things you could do.

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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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How Indoor Plants Help Improve Your Air Quality and Overall Well Being

Posted in Air Quality, on July 13, 2016 By Admin

Your house not only looks nicer when it’s scattered with beautiful greenery, but actually the air quality of your home is better as well. Plants not only improve your air quality, but helps to improve your well being! They actually help you live in a better home and also make you feel happier! ​​​​​​​Plants are well known to be anti-pollutants as they absorb many chemicals that can be harmful to your air quality. Many of these harmful chemicals can be commonly found in household items such as many cleaning products, toilet paper, paper towels and more.

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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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Dust and Indoor Air Quality

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

We often receive calls from clients regarding dust in the homes or offices. Many people report ‘living in a dusty home’. Common complaints are “I dust one day, two days later, dust is everywhere’! This can be quite common in most homes these days. Most clients, especially the partner that does most of the cleaning, are relieved to find out that it has little to do with cleaning.

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Opening Windows and Better Indoor Air Quality

Posted in Air Quality, on June 13, 2016 By Admin

Many people worry about the air quality in their homes. Air quality test can be an inexpensive option for both home owners and tenants. The investment is certainly worth it when you are experiencing health issues while at home. We spend more than 90% of our time indoors, much more than in the past. While you are considering doing an air quality test in your home or apartment opening the windows on a regular basis can help improve the air quality.

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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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The Top 3 Causes of Poor Air Quality At Offices

Posted in Air Quality, on October 26, 2015 By Admin

How clean is the air at your workplace? Are you aware of the potential sources of air pollution? Indoor air quality (IAQ) at the workplace is the topic of considerable attention nowadays, and for good reason. The air quality indoors can affect the comfort, productivity and health of building occupants profoundly.

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The Air You Breathe Could Be Affecting Your Quality Of Sleep

Posted in Air Quality, on October 23, 2015 By Admin

Do you constantly wake up feeling tired or are you experiencing chronic stuffiness? Perhaps you need to improve your indoor air quality. When you sleep, your body typically recharges itself, rejuvenates its senses, and restores its energy in preparation for another day. However, frequent sleep interruptions can cause you to wake up cranky and tired. What most people don't realize is that there's a direct relationship between sleep quality and air quality. For this reason, indoor air quality plays an important role in determining sleep quality. If you're constantly complaining of poor sleep, check this out.

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How Air Quality Affects Productivity At The Office

Posted in Air Quality, on May 04, 2015 By Admin

Indoor air quality (IAQ) is crucial to a healthy office setting. IAQ in the work environment is the subject of considerable attention because poor quality of air affects workers, causing various symptoms including allergic reactions, physical and mental fatigue, headaches, eye and throat irritation.

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Is Your Home Causing Your Family To Get Sick?

Posted in Air Quality, on April 08, 2015 By Admin

Canadians typically spend up to 90% at home, work, and school. Clean air is crucial for good health, and this is particularly true when it concerns indoor air. While a considerable number of Canadians spend time indoors, most aren't aware of the effects of poor air quality on their health.

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