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Are Candles Toxic to Indoor Air Quality?

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Do you ever stop to consider the latent threats that surround you within your home, threats that have the significant potential to compromise your indoor air quality drastically? The smallest, most inconspicuous of items found within an indoor environment have the potential to be a possible hazard to the quality of your indoor air. Sources of pollution that can be emitted indoors can come from a wide variety of miscellaneous items including everyday cleaning products, recently installed hardwood floors, and even the candles that are found scattered throughout your home that you on-occasion, or maybe even every day, light to produce the warm assembly of scents that will float throughout the home.Candles are used in an array of fashions, such as for aromatherapy, ambiance, romance, d├ęcor, and for the aromatic fragrances that it emits into the air of the environment. Although the uses of candles can be endless, as are the options of different types, scents, and colors of candles that con…

How to Eliminate Mold in Washing Machine

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Washing machines are seemingly always running within your home, as load after load gets put into the machine to rid it of dirt, grime, and odors that have collected on the materials. Although the exact number of laundry loads each household cleans each week is unknown, you can guess it would be about or nearly the same as your household. Sometimes it can be 3 loads a week or even 4 or 5, just depending on the conditions in the home and how many people you have residing in this indoor environment. The more and more loads that get placed and washed in your washing machine, the higher the susceptibility is that odors and other moisture issues like mold will begin to occur in your washing machine, particularly in a new, popular front load washer.In this article, we are going to discuss the difference between top load washers and front load washers, and what makes front load washers more susceptible to mold growth and odors within the rubber gasket of the machine.Front Load vs Top Load Was…

Black Mold vs Mold

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Mold is a fast-growing, potentially dangerous fungi that is commonly found cultivating in indoor environments including in the home. Household molds are plentiful, with many different forms of species that can be possible intruders within a home, that will grow rapidly and aggressively throughout the enclosed environment. According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), stated that the actual number of mold species has not been identified but it has been estimated that this number ranges from anywhere to tens of thousands to even three hundred thousand or more mold species found in the world. Mold, in general, thrives and grows in indoor environments where the conditions include warm, damp, and humid settings that promote mold growth in this environment.Household molds can range in severity and overall harm to your environment as well as the health of those constantly exposed to this mold in their indoor environment. When it comes to dangerous species of household mol…

How to Get Rid of Spray Paint Smell

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The home renovations have commenced, and you have finally begun to make the necessary improvements that you have been eager to make to your house. It could be a change to your flooring, new wood cabinets in your kitchen, or even a fresh coat of paint to your tv stand, walls, or even your front door. Along with these changes not only comes a new fresh look to your home but also an altering to your home’s air quality due to the potentially high levels of chemicals that can be emitted from these minor changes made inside the indoor environment.Paint is a renovation item that can drastically compromise the indoor environment and taint the quality of the air when applied within this confined space. While there are a variety of low-VOC and low-odor paints available for consumer use in today’s market, these paints still pose a great risk to indoor air quality and public health of those exposed to these paint fumes.In this article we are going to discuss the hazards that spray paint provides …

Why Does My House Get So Dusty?

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The dust is piling up, and you have finally hit your breaking point, the unexplainable answer plagues your mind, “why does my house get so dusty?”. You have recently gotten into the habit of cleaning almost each and every day, including dusting and vacuuming, which you had hoped would alleviate the growing dust issue brewing under your roof. However, to no prevail, the dust reemerges and steadfast on the shelving and floors of your home.Dust can be an allergy-sufferers worst nightmare, and when it is present in high levels in your home, it can trigger a bout of allergy symptoms in those individuals. Along with the effects to allergy-sufferers, dust can also significantly taint the quality of your indoor air, and this can conversely affect the health of all occupants within the home.In this article, we are going to discuss the causes behind excessive dust in a home and how you can adequately remove dust from the air of your home, for good.Why Is There So Much Dust in My House?Did you k…

Why Does My Fridge Smell?

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After a long hour of two of grocery shopping you come home only to find that before you stock pile your refrigerator with groceries again, there is some attention that is needed, particularly with the odors swirling inside of this appliance. When we regularly clean our house every week or two, there are certain areas that we make sure that we clean-up such as flooring, surfaces, bedrooms, and bathrooms, which are all important areas of the home to clean regularly. However, certain areas and spaces in the home will be forgotten when cleaning such as your refrigerator.Fridges are an item in the home that sees a lot of action, with constant use and replenishing, the refrigerator will collect an array of food and beverages within this space that can create and emit a strong odor inside the appliance over time due to improper cleaning. Shelving, storage compartments, door handles, and even freezers can collect food odors, liquid odors, and debris on the surfaces that will contribute to an …