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Indoor Air Quality & Vaping

Vaping or electronic cigarettes have grown in popularity recently.  Many believe that using “smokeless” tobacco can help an individual curb their addiction to regular cigarettes. In addition, vaping does not generate heavy smoke. But how safe is the vapor that is...

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Radon Health Effects

The effects of radon on your health can be serious; deathly serious.  In conducting radon tests in various homes and businesses throughout the years, I have noticed a great deal of confusion on this topic.  How can radon be harmful to my health? First things...

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How to reduce VOC levels in your home

If you’re familiar with indoor air quality or have already perused our blog, you likely already understand what VOCs are. VOC stands for ‘volatile organic compound’, which is an organic chemical that can be released (or “off-gassed”) from certain solids or liquids. In...

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COVID Air Quality: Air Cleaners

Over the past 11 months, there has been a constant flow of new developments regarding COVID-19 seemingly every day. It can be overwhelming trying to keep up with the latest news as new research is published every week. In today’s blog, I am going to discuss if air...

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Asbestos in Ductwork

Asbestos is unfortunately very common in homes built before the 1970s. Common asbestos-containing materials are floor tiles, pipe insulation, wall materials, ceiling tiles, and thermal insulation. Many of these materials, if they are in good condition, can remain in...

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Legionella in Empty Office Buildings

working from home due to the global pandemic. This means that many large and small buildings have been mostly vacant for months. It may seem that a less occupied building does not need as much support from maintenance or building engineers because there are less people. The truth is that buildings still require regular maintenance. One particular environmental hazard to look out for in vacant buildings is Legionella bacteria.

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The Basics About Ghosting

Walking into your home after a long day to see black streaks across the walls can be a horrifying scene. You may wonder if it is mold but haven’t noticed any moisture issues. These streaks may be a sign of ghosting. The term ghosting in this context doesn’t refer to...

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Renovating Your Home and Indoor Air Quality

With everyone spending more time at home these days, it makes for a great opportunity to start crossing off “to-do” list items you haven’t gotten around to. Renovations, remodels, and household projects can help make a space feel more updated, personalized, and better...

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Ventilation & Miasma Theory

Because of Covid-19, there has been a newfound interest in ventilation amongst the general public because we know proper ventilation can reduce disease transmission. In previous blog posts, we have also discussed the specifics on what the ventilation targets should be...

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