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

Be More Aware of Your Air

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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

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

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

What Smart Homeowners Need to Know About Basement Dehumidifiers

For years, basement dehumidifiers have been touted as the best way to combat moisture-related issues in crawlspaces and basements. However, many homeowners who invest in dehumidifiers for their homes are disappointed with the results. So why do dehumidifiers fail to deliver the expected results, and what is a better alternative? Causes and consequences of moisture problems In order to choose the best solution for musty basement issues, you first need to gain a solid understanding of what causes them, as well as how they impact your home and health. There are several factors that can … continue reading

Using a UV Air Purifier to Improve Poor Indoor Air Quality And Why It Matters

Poor Indoor Air Quality; Why it Matters and How to Improve IAQ Have you ever wondered what exactly is meant by poor indoor air quality (IAQ)? Many people find that as long as they aren’t plagued by foul smells, stuffy air, or obvious mold and mildew issues, then “poor air quality” is not really a pressing concern. However, poor indoor air quality can be a major contributor to or even the primary cause of a wide range of health problems. If you experience headaches, fatigue, dry eyes, nasal congestion or respiratory problems, then your indoor air quality could be worse than you assume. Even … continue reading

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

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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

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

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

3 Key Reasons You Need a UV Air Purifier

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

This Is A Scary Report Regarding Indoor Air Pollutants

  Perhaps you are aware that air fresheners and household cleaning products make the air in your home unhealthy. But you may be unaware as to how dangerous they really are. A landmark report in England claims that  “indoor air pollution may have caused or contributed to 99,000 deaths annually in Europe”. While the report highlights the dangers of carbon monoxide from faulty heaters and boilers, what's scarier is the risk of air pollution from common items such as air fresheners and cleaning products. The problem of indoor air pollution is compounded by the recent efforts to … continue reading