Blog Posts in Air Quality

Looking for a new home can be fun, exciting, and sometimes stressful. But eventually, you’ll find a house that checks all your boxes, and you’re ready to make your purchase. However, during the inspection process, the inspector finds mold. That’s a deal breaker, right? Or is it? The truth is...Continue Reading

By now, we all know that certain kinds of mold have the potential to make us sick. We look for the first signs of mold in our bathrooms, basements, crawl spaces or any other moist, dark places in our homes....Continue Reading

Fire is dangerous. We all know that. But, did you know that the flames themselves might not be the greatest risk as far as health dangers and property damage? Fire smoke is the leading cause of fire deaths, exceeding burns by a three-to-one ratio. And while direct exposure to smoke is harmful to...Continue Reading

Your skin is cracked, your lips are chapped, you get bloody noses more often, and annoying static electricity buildup shocks you every time you touch something metal. These are all common symptoms of dry winter air. The solution? Run humidifiers throughout your home to help make you more...Continue Reading

It was February 2014. A malfunctioning propane-fired furnace in a Manchester, New Hampshire home sent wafts of carbon monoxide gas into the interior. Three people died and one more was rushed to the hospital.

The disaster could have been avoided if the CO detector’s batteries were...Continue Reading

Everyone talks about how important it is to eat clean food and drink clean water, but what about breathing clean air? Far more air circulates through your lungs each day than food and water passes through your digestive system. That’s why you should give indoor air quality the attention it...Continue Reading

People love their pets. In fact, 70 percent of the homes in the United States have either a dog or cat in the home, or both. Pets are part of the family and are often welcomed inside, especially in the frigid winter months or the extremely hot summer months. But one thing pets carry with them is...Continue Reading

Air pollution is everywhere. Vehicles, industrial plants, large fires, and other factors produce fumes and particles that can contaminate the air you breathe. So staying inside can protect you, right? Unfortunately, not true! Surprisingly, indoor air quality can often be two to five times worse...Continue Reading