Improving the Air Quality in Your Home

Have you ever taken a minute to think about everything that happens in your home? All of the meals, the movie nights, the sleepovers, the get togethers’, the barbeques, the arguments, the birthday parties, and the list goes on. Your home is the central hub of the whirlwind of activity that is your life. With […]

Considerations When Doing HVAC Ductwork

A space quite often forgotten and left unprotected during renovations is the HVAC ductwork or mechanical equipment. Sawdust is biodegradable but if it gets into the ductwork, it can become moist making it the perfect nutrient for mold growth. When the HVAC unit kicks on, it spreads the mold spores throughout the building. If replacing […]

What should I do when I find mold when I am renovating?

Many D-I-Yers that take on home renovation projects like interior painting, kitchen remodeling, bathroom renovation, floor replacement, and window replacement, rarely understand the risks of mold. Even if they do, they may not know how to ensure that the mold contamination is prevented from spreading throughout the home. The biggest risk you encounter by doing […]

Know these simple principles for maintaining a healthy home or building:

Know these simple principles for maintaining a healthy home or building: Keep it dry: Prevent water from entering your home through leaks in roofing systems, prevent rainwater from entering the home due to poor drainage, and check your interior plumbing for any leaking. Keep it clean: Control the source of dust and contaminants, creating smooth […]

PROTECT YOUR BUILDING OCCUPANTS and FAMILY

“A healthy home is a home that is maintained to avoid illness and injury.  Health hazards in the home can affect anyone, but children are particularly vulnerable.  Concerns include air quality, mold and moisture, lead hazard control, pest management, and injury prevention.” – US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Which hazards are at the […]

What are the benefits to a Healthy Building Check-Up?

Regular Healthy Building Check-Ups are inspections that ensure a building and all its systems function properly to keep the building healthy and safe. Inspections help identify existing hazards in a building. Inspections help identify potential hazards before they become a crisis. Inspections help identify underlying causes of unhealthy buildings or safety risks. Inspections reveal corrective […]

The Dangers of Deferred Maintenance!

Preventative maintenance saves building owners thousands of dollars over the lifetime of a building.  Maintenance is a big part of making sure that equipment and building systems remain safe and functional.  With limited budgets it is tempting to forgo regular maintenance and healthy building check-ups. Here are the dangers of deferring a Healthy Building Check-Up […]

Time for a HEALTHY BUILDING checkup!

Time for a HEALTHY BUILDING checkup! Spring and Fall are great times to schedule your building(s) for a checkup.  In doing so, areas of concern can be identified and addressed prior to them becoming large, expensive cleanup or repair projects.  Here are just a view items that should be inspected inside your buildings: Signs of […]