Some houses are better at growing mold than others. And by 'better', of course we mean that these houses grow lots of mold whether or not the owners want them to.
It's the new year and all you forward-thinking love birds know what that means: Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Whether you're trying to plan the perfect date, a whirlwind adventure, or have been asked by your partner to 'wait for the surprise', it's hard not to get excited about Valentine's day. It's the one day in the year when you're allowed to declare your love for each other to the world. Or secret off some place and spend all day alone together.
Houseplants are well-known for their air purifying abilities. Even NASA has tested their ability to purify indoor air. But did you know that your houseplants could use a little cleaning, too? They may be able to remove toxic chemicals like formaldehyde, benzene, toluene, and cigarette smoke from the air but plain old dust can do them in!
Every year on the new year, we make a few quiet promises to ourselves. Most of us resolve to be nicer, or to exercise more. Some resolve to get that promotion, to step up in their relationships, or to learn a new hobby they've been dreaming about. But did you know that you can have a new year's resolution for your house as well?
You love your pet. There's nothing that could get between you and your furry friend. But sometimes, compromises are a necessity in life, and for pets one of the top issues is the allergic reaction you or a loved one might have in their presence.
Your furnace is one of the most important pieces of equipment inside your home. If your dishwasher breaks down, you just need to wash your dishes by hand for a few days. If your furnace breaks down on the other hand, you could be without heat. And should this happen in the middle of Winter, you could find yourself in some serious discomfort or even danger.
Many small things from tiny living organisms to dust particles can destroy health. What are the various ways this can happen?
One thing that goes hand-in-hand with living in a home is gardening. If you have never gardened, it may seem intimidating. However, most people would be surprised at how easy it actually is.
As any homeowner with children knows, one of the primary goals is to ensure your home is a safe place to live. We keep any toxic chemicals locked away, put plastic covers over the outlets, and ensure our smoke alarms are always working. One thing you can do to help keep your family safe inside your home, but is often overlooked, is performing regular HVAC maintenance.
As any homeowner will tell you, the HVAC system is one of the most important parts of the home. Without it, you'll find yourself very cold in the Winters, hot in the Summers, and in many cases have a lower quality of air throughout the home. That's why it's so important that your HVAC system remains in good working condition throughout the year.