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Out of Sight, but Not Out of Mind
IAQ IQ: Fall 2017
Find the Source
Newsletter: Fall 2017
Paint Failure Blues
IAQ IQ: Summer 2017
Good Night, Sleep Tight
Newsletter: Summer 2017
Hashing Out Flashings
IAQ IQ: Spring 2017
Newsletter: Spring 2017
Case Studies of Building Odors
IAQ IQ: Winter 2016-2017
Updating Your Home for the New Year?
Newsletter: Winter 2016-2017
IAQ IQ: Fall 2016
Tips for Keeping a “Green House” Healthy
Newsletter: Fall 2016
Indoor Air Quality Problems: Who or What are the Real Culprits?
IAQ IQ: Spring 2016
The Hidden Wonders of Basements
Newsletter: Spring 2016
When to Call In a Specialist
IAQ IQ: Winter 2015-2016
Chores and Cautions after the Holiday Season
Newsletter: Winter 2015-2016
An Attached Garage: A Blessing or a Curse?
Newsletter: Summer 2015
Dust is the Devil
Newsletter: Spring 2015
Don’t Deck the Halls with Contaminants
Newsletter: Winter 2014 – 2015
The Risk of Below-Grade Fiberglass
As far as I’m concerned, fiberglass insulation should never be used below-grade. The material collects biodegradable dust, starting from the day it is installed.
Worries at the Top: The Attic
As far as homeowners go, the attic is a forgotten place. For most home inspectors, however, it is an essential part of an inspection, because it is precisely in such forlorn spaces that evidence of problems can be found.
Newsletter: February 2015
Air In, Air, Out
Newsletter: Fall, 2014
Pests and Pets
Newsletter: Summer, 2014
Spring Cleaning in Your Kitchen
Newsletter: Spring, 2014
The Ups and Downs of Humidification
Newsletter: Winter, 2013-2014
Tips for Healthy, Energy Efficient Homes
There are some simple things home occupants can do to keep airborne allergens and contaminants at a minimum, even if they live in a “tight” house.
Ten Ways to Control Moisture and Mold in Your Home
Mold and mildew pose serious health hazards—especially for people with allergies and asthma. The key to controlling mold is controlling moisture.
What’s Bugging You?
Unlike cockroaches, which have been a persistent problem in urban apartments, bedbugs were virtually unseen for decades. They are currently making a comeback, which theorists attribute to reductions in pesticide use.
Dust Mites and Indoor Mold May Make Your Child Sick
Parents of kids with allergies or asthma face a special task in working to reduce their children’s exposures to mold spores and dust mite allergens.
Most peeling of paint is due ultimately to the effects of moisture.
The Quality of Air in Healthcare
Indoor air can become very contaminated, like the murky water in a stagnant pond.
Taming Indoor Allergy and Asthma Triggers
Building occupants in “sick buildings” experience symptoms that include respiratory problems, sinus congestion, headaches, mucous membrane irritation, allergies, and asthma.
Wake Up Call
Few if any building owners or even HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) contractors for that matter are aware of the purpose of filtration in a mechanical system.
We have received many telephone calls from very upset homeowners who feared that their houses were being devastated by a black mold that caused black streaks on walls and ceilings.