Archive for August, 2015

Why the Indoor Air Quality May Be Worse than the Air Outside

Monday, August 31st, 2015 by Lisa Pixley

In the last few decades, people have become much more aware of the effects they have on the environment. With each passing year, gas-guzzling vehicles are slowly phased out, as are industrial practices that drain our natural energy sources and pollute the environment. With all this focus on reducing pollution in the air we breathe outside, it’s easy to forget that your inside air may also be filled with contaminants. (more…)

Mold Remediation FAQ: How Does It Spread in the First Place?

Monday, August 24th, 2015 by Lisa Pixley

You try to keep your home as clean as possible, but this won’t necessarily stop one of the most harmful contaminants found indoors from spreading: mold. Unless you monitor moisture levels around the home and have complex systems inspected from time to time, it can be difficult to prevent the spread of mold since it can develop somewhat easily. Learn more in today’s guide, and call a mold remediation specialist as soon as you suspect a problem. (more…)

Why a Little Bit of Buildup in the Dryer Vent is Actually a Big Deal

Monday, August 17th, 2015 by Lisa Pixley

Many homeowners are unaware of the very real risk of a dryer vent fire. The lint trap is not the only place where debris can build up. The vent that leads outdoors can also gather debris and create some dangerous circumstances. (more…)

What’s in Your Air Ducts?

Monday, August 10th, 2015 by Lisa Pixley

If you took a flashlight and shined it through a vent in your home, you would still only be seeing a very small percentage of the total length of the ductwork in your home. You may not be able to see them, but over the years a number of contaminants are bound to build up in the home. If you own a commercial or industrial space, this buildup can be significant, and even in a smaller home, it can amount to a lot of trouble for people with allergies and asthma. Professional duct cleaning targets contaminants, big or small, throughout the ducts. Take a look at what experts remove during a typical service. (more…)

Is Your Air Conditioning System Affecting Your Health?

Monday, August 3rd, 2015 by Lisa Pixley

A quality air conditioning system is key to your comfort in the spring and summer months. Unfortunately, a poorly maintained air conditioning system could actually make you sick, especially if you suffer from asthma or severe allergies. Follow our guide to learn about ways an AC system can lead to illness or allergy symptoms, and ways to correct or prevent the issue. (more…)