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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Air Quality Testing in Offices

Posted in Air Quality, on May 31, 2016

Indoor Air Quality Testing can be done in both residential and office settings. In fact about half of our assessments are performed in offices, retail stores or other places of business. In some cases we are called upon to perform air testing in one small office and in other cases and entire office tower. Many of our repeat clients have their office environment tested for air quality or environmental issues annually.

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Buying a House? Don’t Forget to Check for Mold Growth!

Posted in Mold, on May 24, 2016

The spring real estate market in the city of Toronto and the GTA is hotter than ever this year. Sales and prices have never been higher. Unfortunately, there is another price to pay aside from the listing price. The price for removing hidden mold growth. Many purchasers are forgoing a typical home inspection and even more importantly they may be ignoring potential hidden mold and moisture issues.

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Indoor Air and Allergies

Posted in Air Quality, on May 04, 2016

A lot of people don’t know a lot about the importance of indoor air quality and the impact that it can have on their overall health. The air inside your home is highly important when it comes to the health of your family, which is why you need to ensure that it is clean and free from bacteria that can lead to allergies. A lot of people blame dust and other forms of bacteria for their allergies, but the air that is coming into your home also plays a major role.

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