If you regularly get headaches in your home this can be happening due to poor air quality. According to this article, one of two problems can be causing your headaches: mold or clogged air ducts. If you chronically have headaches… Read More
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The construction of attics and concrete slabs has historically been done as a simple, cost-effective way to support a floor or roof. Because of this, the impact these two areas have on a home’s energy costs and ability to keep… Read More
The Environmental Protection Agency recently announced the Lead: Renovation, Repair and Paint (RRP) Rule, which concerns renovations on homes containing pre-1978 lead paint. The regulation requires clearance testing to detect the presence, or lack, of lead following any home renovation…. Read More
Air pollution is a problem that has gained more and more interest over the past few years. Research has shown that air pollution can negatively affect the health of those who are constantly subjected to harmful environments. But a recent… Read More
We wanted to pass on this informative page from Washington state where they know a thing or two about humidity and moisture. We’d also like to highlight a couple important steps you should take before cleaning.
One option that homeowners have these days for preventing mold growth is mold-resistant paint. As this site notes, most premium paints contain ingredients that inhibit mold growth, generally for the life of the coating. As with most things where mold is concerned actual results may vary depending on the location and environmental conditions around the painted surface.
Certainly, not every mold problem requires professional remediation. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suggests that homeowners can handle outbreaks in a 3-by-3-foot area although it lists some exceptions. Some suggest using soap to remove mold while others favor bleach. Here’s what the EPA has to say about this.