Smoke, one of the most lingering issues in a household and an air pollution culprit- it can make one’s life miserable as you try scratching your head in a bid to look for ways to get rid of it. Smoke from cigars or a fire permeates through your fabrics, carpeting, and coats the walls, leaving […]
Homeowners and renters should be aware that certain odors signify potentially dangerous sources and situations. Certain harmful odors, such as radon and carbon monoxide, are odorless. If you’re a longtime homeowner you should always be on the lookout for dangerous smells and if you’re moving, one of the top things on your checklist should be […]
Every homeowner has stood in front of the wide selection of HVAC filters in home improvement stores wondering which one is best. The truth is, each type of filter has its own pros and cons. Learning more about the capabilities of each filter will help you make the right choice to keep your air smelling […]
For most people, dealing with drain and sewage issues is not their idea of a “fun” home-improvement project. But like anything else in the home – a squeaky door hinge, leaky roof, A.C. on the fritz, etc. – these issues are an occasional and unpleasant fact of life. In these instances the natural inclination of […]
The United States has made massive investments and efforts to improve our air. As all of this effort and money is being spent we have to wonder if the quality of air has a direct effect on a person’s life expectancy.
Air fresheners are commonly used to mask unpleasant odors in the home and other environments. What is not known about these air fresheners, especially the scented ones, is that they contain chemicals that are hazardous to humans. A wide range of health problems have been reported after exposure to air fresheners.
What is Multiple Chemical Sensitivity? Multiple chemical sensitivity, also known as MCS, can best be described through a scenario. Let’s say that you get on the subway and sit next to someone that has a lovely smelling perfume or cologne on. Although it smells nice, it is also very strong and suddenly your eyes begin […]
There are several chemicals found in children’s bedding, clothes, toys, and other everyday items that pose potential hazardous health effects. While most of these chemicals are regulated by the federal government, there are still health concerns related to even minimal exposure to these toxins. Difference between Child & Adult Exposure Physiological and Developmental Differences In […]
Just what is formaldehyde and why is it so important that you remove the obnoxious odor from your home or office? First, it’s an extremely important chemical that is used both in the manufacturing of building supplies and in several household products. As it’s also found in combustion and some natural processes, you’ll find it […]
By Louise Baker The Responsibility of Cleaning Product Manufacturers The makers of house cleaning products are charged with two tasks – creating products that can offer a deep cleaning of the indoors that will help eliminate viruses, bacteria, allergens, odor, and dust, but also will deliver this strong cleaning power in a form that will […]
Plumbing smells are among the worst smells to fill your nostrils. Odors can be caused from a variety of sources, including dirty bathrooms, clogged drains, and damaged plumbing lines. Recognizing these causes and identifying the problem is half the battle; once you know where your odor is coming from, you can take steps to eradicate […]
The exterior of your home looks beautiful with its fresh coat of paint or new siding, a carefully designed deck and its rear play area giving your home a well maintained and even a refined look. One area where your home may be struggling is with its garden beds, as nutrient-deprived growing areas may have […]
What is Ammonia? It is an inorganic substance that is naturally produced by nature, humans, and their activities. Humans and nature produce about the same amount of ammonia per year. Ammonia is made up of one nitrogen atom and three hydrogen atoms. The nitrogen component is very important for animal and plant survival. Ammonia is […]