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What’s the Best Basement Dehumidifier? Hint, It’s Not a Dehumidifier at All!

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The best basement dehumidifier to reduce moisture in your home isn’t a dehumidifier at all, but a basement ventilation system. Surprised? Many homeowners don’t realize that basement ventilation systems provide more than moisture control when compared to basement dehumidifiers. Advantages of Basement Ventilation Systems Over Basement Dehumidifiers Basements are notoriously damp spaces, and most homeowners are familiar with the resulting mold and musty odor that can make the space useless. In fact, more than half of all homeowners report moisture problems in their basements. More than just a … continue reading

Study Finds Plastics In Bottled Water

A recent study conducted by Orb Media found plastics in bottled water.

Drinking bottled water might not be as safe as we all assumed. In fact, several popular beverage companies are currently under fire due to researchers at Orb Media, a nonprofit journalism organization based in Washington, D.C., finding plastics in bottled water. According to CBS News, more than 90% of some of the most popular bottled water brands have been found to contain these tiny particles of plastic, including: Aqua Aquafina Evian Dasani Nestle Pure Life The Research The team at Orb Media along with scientists at the State University of New York examined 250 … continue reading

How Probiotics Can Improve Your Health and Your Indoor Air Quality

How Probiotics Can Improve Your Health and Your Indoor Air Quality Many people have been adding probiotics to their diets for years and swear by the benefits. Learn what exactly probiotics are, the different types of probiotics that exist, how they can benefit your health, some disadvantages of using probiotics, common misconceptions surrounding their use, and finally, how probiotic-enhanced air can improve the air quality of your home. What are Probiotics? First things first. Let’s discuss what exactly probiotics are. Probiotics are defined as live microorganisms/bacteria. Microorganisms … continue reading

Dangers of Arsenic in Drinking Water

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Arsenic in water is all too common these days. And, that is definitely not a good thing. Learn what exactly arsenic is, how it gets into your drinking water, the dangers of arsenic in drinking water and how to treat arsenic in water. Arsenic in water is all too common these days. And, that is definitely not a good thing. Learn what exactly arsenic is, how it gets into your drinking water, the dangers of arsenic in drinking water and how to treat arsenic in water. What is Arsenic? Arsenic is an element that occurs naturally in the Earth’s crust. But, it makes its way into rocks, soil, … continue reading

Be More Aware of Your Air

WAVE provides healthy air for a healthy home with air purification systems.

Your home is your sanctuary, and the place you should feel most safe and comfortable. It’s also the place you end up spending a majority of your time, so it’s important to check up on the safety of space, and guarantee that multiple aspects of your home health are in check. One of these aspects is the quality of the air you are breathing in on a daily basis. We’ve discussed the importance of checking your home for dangerous pollutants like mold, asbestos, and radon, but it’s also valuable to take note of products in your home that may be giving off harmful toxins and chemicals. The best way to … continue reading

Why Crawl Space Ventilation is Needed in Addition to Crawl Space Encapsulation

Moisture Control with crawl space ventilation

Crawl space encapsulation is a great first step to preventing moisture from entering your crawl space, but in order to keep this pesky moisture at bay, you’ll also need to invest in crawl space ventilation. Learn why and how WAVE Home Solutions can help. What is Crawl Space Encapsulation? Crawl space encapsulation is the act of installing a vapor barrier on the crawl space floor that continues up to the foundation wall, covering the floor and posts. The purpose of crawl space encapsulation is to create an environment that can be controlled for moisture by keeping moisture from the outside … continue reading

Make 2018 Your Healthiest Year Yet By Creating a Healthy Home

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Stop making the same old New Year’s resolutions and make 2018 your healthiest year yet by resolving to create a healthy home. Every year we make resolutions to be healthier by losing weight, exercising more, and eating better. But, what about resolutions for a healthy home? Learn how important it is to have a healthy home environment, how your home can become unhealthy in the first place, and how to take matters into your own hands and make your home a happy and healthy one. What is a Healthy Home? A healthy house can be defined as a home where everything inside, including the … continue reading

Whole House Water System

A whole house water system treats all faucets in your household.

How Whole House Water Systems Work Whole house filtration treats all water in the household by filtering it from the main water line, which is considered the “point of entry.”  Not all water filtration systems are created equal, especially when it comes to a whole house water system versus an undersink water filter. While they both have their benefits, for those that have city water, there is a clear winner. How Undersink Water Filters Work Undersink water filters treat water for the faucet they are hooked up to, which is considered the “point of consumption.” Which is Best for City … continue reading

The Multiple Health Risks of Chloramine to Municipal Water Consumers

What do concerned citizens in the San Francisco Bay Area and consumer advocate Erin Brockovich have in common? They’re both extremely alarmed about the widespread and unregulated use of chloramine in municipal water supplies throughout the United States. Years ago, cities started adding chlorine to their municipal water supplies in order to kill bacteria and other contaminants. However, as these contaminants mutated and became stronger, cities weren’t allowed to increase the levels of chlorine in water, so they started using chloramine instead—without fully taking into account the many … continue reading

Mesothelioma Awareness Day: Homeowners & Indoor Air Quality – What Are the Threats?

With homeowners spending over 90% of their time indoors, indoor air quality becomes of the utmost importance because homes are now more secure and sealed than ever. Many air pollutants live in our homes and unfortunately, we cannot smell or detect certain pollutants that come from household causes and can be detrimental to our health. Some of these include mold, asbestos, formaldehyde, dust, radon, viruses and bacteria. Let’s take a look at how some of these can affect you or your family’s health. … continue reading