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Month: March 2017

The Real Impact of Poor Indoor Air Quality

The Real Impact of Poor Indoor Air Quality

In many parts of the world, air quality is huge health issue. While a recent article from the Washington Post reports that air pollution rates have fallen in both the United States and Europe, they’ve also (not surprisingly) risen in parts of the world like China, India and the Middle East, where emissions standards aren’t as stringent and populations are soaring. And while air pollution is on the decline here in the US, there are still instances like the recent…

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8 Germ-Ridden Touchpoints In Your Home

8 Germ-Ridden Touchpoints In Your Home

When you think about the dirtiest places in your home, what immediately comes to mind? The toilet? The doormat? Maybe the inside of the kitchen sink. While just about anyplace can accrue germs, touch points – common points of contact – can be the biggest offenders. While they may not appear unclean, many of these oft-touched surfaces can harbor germs and contaminants that can then be redistributed by human hands. In extreme cases, this sort of transfer could lead to…

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The Best Spring Cleaning Tips for 2017

The Best Spring Cleaning Tips for 2017

Seems like this year, spring has crept across the US much sooner than expected. And with this lovely season comes the desire to start packing away heavy blankets and coats, and getting your home ready for warmth and sunshine. With the newness of spring comes the desire for a clean, organized home, and we’ve gathered some of the smartest tips to pass along your way! Empty those dresser drawers. Yes, every single one of them. Sure, it’s no quick task. But we…

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Mold’s Impact on Your Health and Home

Mold’s Impact on Your Health and Home

Mold has long been regarded as a less-than-desirable formation that most homeowners could do without. And although it falls into the very definition of being organic, mold has the potential to be very damaging to the health and wellness of humans and pets. And the presence of mold in an indoor space can pack a very unhealthy punch, especially for those with existing respiratory challenges like allergies, asthma or COPD. According to National Capital Poison Center, mold is a “non-scientific term for…

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