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Dehumidifiers Won’t Prevent Basement Moisture Problems. Ventilation Removes Damp Air and Contaminants

Moisture problems in basements are a widespread issue. The American Society of Home Inspectors estimates that 60% of home basements in the U.S. have moisture related issues. Problems resulting from a wet basement are numerous, and while many are obvious (bad smells, unsightly staining, problems with mold or mildew), some of the biggest issues are harder to recognize. Even more difficult is deciding how to resolve issues with basement moisture. While many turn to basement dehumidifiers, there is a better option for removing existing moisture and preventing future moisture problems. Basement … continue reading

Alert: Unsafe Lead Levels In NJ Hospital Water

In February 2017, Englewood Hospital in NJ sent out a letter to all patients who had spent time in the hospital during the past one and a half years (from 9/3/15-1/12/17), to offer patients free blood lead level testing to determine whether they had been effected by the excessive lead levels in the hospital’s tap water. The letter stated that lead levels in the tap water at the hospital exceeded the Federal Action Level of 15 parts per billion. In fact, 10 different areas in the hospital exceeded the Federal Action Level, and two areas exceeded 100 ppb. The water at the physical therapy gym … continue reading

Uh-oh! Your Water Smells Like Rotten Eggs. Here’s What to Do

When you live in a world full of flavored beverages and scented bath oils, you probably never worry about the smell of your water, at least not until the day the scent of rotten eggs begins to waft from your drains and faucets. Drinking the water becomes nearly impossible, and bathing in it is unpleasant. That pungent sulfuric odor may not stem from Hades, but it can signal that you're in a truly hellish situation. If your water is an issue, you don't need to despair. Hydrogen sulfide is a common problem for homeowners, but it's one that a reputable water filtration company can take care of … continue reading

6 Tips to Keep Your Home Cozy for the Holidays

The holidays are a crazy time of year, but also one of the most joyous. While during other seasons the home is a place of everyday chaos, around the holidays, it's where good friends and family gather to be social and share a meal. Try to make your home festive and welcoming during the season using scents and special decor. To increase the cozy factor, follow some easy tips for staying safe, keeping your seasonal greenery fresh and your house free of unsightly dust and dirt. 1. Add Small Touches to Decor for a Holiday Feel There are some decorations that have "holidays" written all over … continue reading

Our 5 Secrets for Ensuring Your Home’s Air is Safe

Safe Home Air Quality
Safe Home Air Quality

Since you spend lots of time at home, if your home's air quality is poor, then the health of you and your loved ones will suffer. You may notice symptoms such as worsened asthma or headaches. Especially if mold is growing in your house, poor air quality can have even more serious effects. … continue reading

Water Quality: Does Your Home Need a Home Filtration System?

Water Quality Home Filtration System
Water Quality Home Filtration System

More and more people are growing concerned about what's in their water -- and with good reason. You've probably seen an increase in troubling articles about contamination in public water supplies around the country. … continue reading

3 Key Reasons You Need a UV Air Purifier

UV Air Purifier Benefits
UV Air Purifier Benefits

According to the Centers for Disease Control, indoor air quality has improved since the 1990s, yet we still face serious health risks from particulates, bacteria, mold and pathogens. UV air filters use ultraviolet light rays to eliminate pathogens and bacteria as they pass by — the UV light deploys electromagnetic radiation to break down their molecular structure. This system makes UV air purifiers ideal for eliminating molds, viruses, yeasts and bacteria in the air. They help prevent diseases and illnesses, making them a good solution for consumers who become sick easily. … continue reading

How to Identify Excessive Moisture in Your Home

How to Identify Excess Moisture in Your Home
How to Identify Excess Moisture in Your Home

You expect your home to be a comfortable place to live, but you have a hard time enjoying it when you run into moisture problems. Excessive moisture in your home can cause several issues. The foundation can develop cracks and sags, which spells long-term trouble for the property. You could end up needing to fill cracks in the foundation or put in more structural support for the rest of your house. These repairs have substantial costs associated with them. … continue reading

9 Quick Tricks to Keep Your House Clean and Healthy

home ventilation system
home ventilation system

A clean environment is a healthy environment. Your priority list for house cleaning may begin with clearing away clutter and scrubbing surface grime, but it undoubtedly also extends to removing contaminants from your air and water. Life gets busy, however, and in the hectic scramble of meeting work and family commitments it can be difficult to get to all the cleaning tasks on your list. Here are nine time-saving tricks for keeping your home clean, healthy, and pleasant even on busy days. … continue reading

The Significance of Iron: Good in Your Body, Bad in Your Water

water filtration system: iron in your water
water filtration system: iron in your water

Iron is all around us: beneath our feet in the ground, inside every cell in our bodies and even in some of the air we breathe. It’s the second most common metal in the earth’s crust, and yet 25 percent of the world’s population suffers anemia from not ingesting enough of it. Given this fact, it may seem like a good thing to have iron in the water you drink. While iron is essential to our health and well-being, however, we should get most of this nutrient from the foods we eat rather than from our drinking water. Here’s why you may need a water filtration system. … continue reading