HOW TO VENTILATE PROPERLY WHILE PAINTING YOUR HOME

Homes that lack an air ventilation system often contain trapped moisture and other pollutants in the air, resulting in an unsafe living environment. This is especially true when you are working on a home improvement project, such as painting. Awhole-house ventilation system allows fresh, clean air to flow in and out of all rooms, while maintaining … Read more

7 TIPS TO GET YOUR HOME READY FOR YOUR SPRING

Sure, you might be chomping at the bit for the longer days and warmer temperatures of spring, but is your home ready for the change of seasons? The following seven tips will help you get both the inside and outside of your home ready for springtime weather. 1. Change Your Outdoor Bulbs After feeling cooped-up … Read more

HOW IS YOUR INDOOR AIR QUALITY?

Poor indoor air quality can contribute to many health problems. If you frequently experience headaches, fatigue, dry eyes, nasal congestion or respiratory problems, then your indoor air quality could be worse than you think. Improving your indoor air quality not only makes your home a more pleasant place to be, but could also help to … Read more

HOW TO DRY OUT YOUR HOME AFTER A WINTER STORM

Although homes are typically dry in winter, indoor humidity can rise rapidly after a winter storm. This humidity is most likely to affect basements and crawlspaces, which trap humid air and become damp. Even after the snow has melted, moisture can remain in basements and crawlspaces, providing a breeding ground for bugs, mold and mildew. … Read more

WHAT ARE CHLORAMINES AND SHOULD YOU FILTER THEM?

Chloramines are a group of chemical compounds formed when chlorine reacts with ammonia, producing one of three main products (monochloramine, dichloramine and trichloramine) that can convert back and forth between the different forms. Although no widespread testing has ever been conducted on its health effects, many municipalities have switched to chloramine as a water disinfectant after many … Read more

DO YOU KNOW THE MOST COMMON WELL WATER CONTAMINANTS?

If you are a homeowner who receives well water, it’s important to be aware of various factors that may affect the water in your home. Many wells contain contaminants that can cause plumbing problems or affect your health. Each private well has its own unique issues, but certain chemical compounds are very commonly found in … Read more

REDUCE ASTHMA SYMPTOMS WITH A HIGH-QUALITY AIR PURIFIER

If you or someone in your family is one of the more than 25 million asthma sufferers in the United States, you’ve probably grown familiar with doctor’s visits, inhalers and medication. However, you may not realize that one of the biggest dangers for asthma patients can’t be treated with medication: impure air. Debris and other … Read more

HARD WATER TREATMENT METHODS

Most of us place a lot of faith in the quality and healthiness of our home’s water, but rarely do we think about water quality in terms of our home’s well being. Hard water, water rich in minerals, can pose long-term risks to your home appliances and plumbing. It can take years off your dishwasher … Read more

HERE ARE THE TOP BENEFITS OF A DRY BASEMENT

If you have a dry basement, consider yourself one of the lucky ones. Research shows more than half of all basements in U.S. residences have issues with moisture, a problem that can cause a number of complications for the home’s occupants. Here are the top four benefits of a dry basement. Cleaner Smell If you’ve been … Read more

YOUR 8-STEP CHECKLIST TO A MORE REFRESHED HOME

Creating a more refreshed home includes more than cleaning, although cleaning is part of the process. Likewise, it’s about more than lighting candles to mask certain smells. Follow this eight-step checklist to breathe new life into your home. Clean regularly Regular cleaning helps prevent the buildup of dust, mold and other potential air pollutants. To … Read more