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Can You Clean a HEPA Filter?

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Pollutants will freely float throughout the air, easily flowing from one area to the next slowly tainting the indoor air quality within the space of your home or other personal indoor environment. These pollutants can come from an array of different sources, depending on the specific area and the items that are heavily used within this confined space. Home’s, for example, are exposed to an alarmingly high number of pollution sources, and many of these sources will come as a complete shock to the homeowner who unsuspectingly uses a certain product in their home without understanding the impact it can have on their indoor air quality. From air fresheners, to flooring, candles, and even laundry care products can all be different sources of pollution inside of a home, and when these items are frequently used it will only lead to an overabundance of airborne pollution in the air that will need to be properly mitigated.When it comes to removing airborne pollutants from the air of your home,…

Black Mold vs Toxic Black Mold

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There can be many scary things that are harbored within the inside of a home, and some of these scary things may come as a surprise to homeowners – especially when they learn that many of these risks can be found in their indoor air. It is becoming a more frequent discussion about the potential dangers that may lurk within the indoor air quality of a home, especially as reports and testing have been conducted that have deemed indoor air quality in many cases more toxic than that of outdoor air – a surprising conclusion to many people! According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans spend on average approximately 90 percent of their time indoors, whether that be in their home’s, at work, etc. In these indoor spaces, however, the concentrations of pollutants were found to be often times 2 to even 5 times higher than typical outdoor pollutant concentrations. What could be the cause to this significant spike in indoor air environments, and could there be a more significa…

Is Olefin Safe Flooring for Your Home?

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When it comes to the flooring inside of your home, often times not much is considered during the purchase and installation of this flooring other than the aesthetic look of the floors in the home, the cost of the flooring, and how durable the material is to last longer in their indoor space. However, although it is important to have a nice looking, cost-effective, and durable flooring in your home, it is also important to consider the potential effects the flooring may have on the indoor space’s air quality and even the health of the occupants that are heavily exposed to this environment. Some flooring materials that are prevalently used in homes may contain toxic materials and components that can act as a significant source of pollution inside of a home. Among the different kinds of flooring materials that are known to be dangerous to an indoor environment is that of Olefin (also known as Polypropylene).In this article we are going to learn more about what olefin flooring material is…

How Long Do Polyurethane Fumes Last in a Home

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The installation of new wood finishing’s in your home can be something exciting for many homeowners who thrive in the new updated look of their personal indoor environment. Whether that be the installation of new wood flooring throughout the main living areas, shiny new wood cabinets hung in the kitchen, or even the delivery of new wood furniture to bestow the living space of your home – new wood building materials can be found in abundance throughout many homes. However, the introduction of new wood building materials and items in your indoor environment will also allow for the scary entrance of a variety of chemical compounds to begin its reign of terror on your home’s indoor air space.New wood building materials that are used in flooring, cabinets, and furniture are typically composed of an amalgam of chemical compounds that are used in the construction of the material. The different chemicals found in these wood items can include adhesives and glues that contain chemical VOCs (vol…