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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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Indoor Air Pollution May be Affecting Your Skin

Posted in Air Quality, on February 13, 2018 By Admin

Winter is tough on your skin, and that seasonal dryness can sometimes be exacerbated by poor indoor air quality. Indoor air pollution and your skin are closely linked, especially in the dryer, colder winter months when we spend more time indoors. Your skin is your body’s largest organ, and

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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

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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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Cold and Flu Symptoms Vs. Poor Indoor Air Quality

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

Cold and flu season is already well underway in Toronto and the GTA, but do you know whether you have flu season symptoms or poor indoor air quality symptoms? It’s easy to mistake the two because they share a number of commonalities, but if you just can’t shake that flu, it might be time

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Maintain Healthy Indoor Air Quality in Your Home

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

Understanding how your home works will help you keep your indoor air quality at a high level, and reduce the conditions that cause indoor air quality pollutants to grow or accumulate. A healthy home is not just four walls and a roof, it’s a complex ecosystem with parts that need to work

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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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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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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

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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 -

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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

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House Plants, NASA, And Your Indoor Air Quality

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

Your indoor air quality can be affected by many things both inside - such as house plants - and outside of your environment, and when it becomes poor, your indoor air quality can have a serious effect on your health. Indoor air pollution is currently a hot topic, though not a new one; since the late

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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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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. A recent article looking at the indoor air

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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

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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. There are few regulations

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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

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It’s Important to Maintain Good Humidity Levels in a Home

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

Controlling the humidity level in a home is important, and when there’s imbalance, it can cause occupants to be uncomfortable in different ways. The truth is, home is where most people spend much of the time, so maintaining proper indoor humidity is essential to optimum comfort. While outdoor

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For Those Working in an Office Air Quality is Critical

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

We often forget that more than half our waking hours are spent at work, and quite often in a fully enclosed office environment. It means that the typical office worker is breathing in office air 40 hours a week or more. When indoor air quality is poor, job performance will be affected, as well

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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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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

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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. Although, having a pleasant scent can be a

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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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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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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

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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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Home Air Quality Testing Explained

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

Are you constantly experiencing difficulty breathing or runny nose? Perhaps you should consider home air quality testing. In recent years, an increasing body of evidence has revealed that indoor air can be highly polluted than outdoor air. Other research reveals that people spend about 90% of their

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