Paint, Wallpaper and Indoor Air Quality

Paint, Wallpaper and Indoor Air Quality

Everything from household paints and wallpaper to chemical strippers and glues emit harmful vapors, sometimes producing off-gassing for months following application. The key to creating a safer environment is to buy products with low volatile organic compounds or...
Removing Radon from the Home

Removing Radon from the Home

Properly venting and providing makeup air for combustion appliances like water heaters and furnaces is just one way to reduce possible radon buildup in your home. While EPA guidelines focus on radon ranges above 4 pCi/L, homeowners may want to take action even if test...
Removing Radon from the Home

Testing for Radon Gas

Safe family living space should be free of invisible and odorless radon gas. Testing for radon levels is the first step in creating healthy indoor air for your home. Radon is a product of the decay of radium. When it breaks down, it produces radioactive particles that...
Removing Radon from the Home

Mold and Indoor Air Quality

Simple things like moisture from laundry and showers, improperly vented dryers, air conditioning that goes off during hot moist months, and standing water can lead to mold growth in the most unlikely places. Mold destroys materials it grows and feeds on, but the...
Removing Radon from the Home

Indoor Air Quality: Carbon Monoxide

Carbon Monoxide Can Be Deadly You can’t see or smell carbon monoxide, but at high levels it can kill a person in minutes. Carbon monoxide (CO) is produced whenever any fuel such as gas, oil, kerosene, wood, or charcoal is burned. If appliances that burn fuel are...
Removing Radon from the Home

Indoor Air Quality: Flood Cleanup

Remove Standing Water Standing water is a breeding ground for microorganisms, which can become airborne and be inhaled. Where floodwater contains sewage or decaying animal carcasses, infectious disease is of concern. Even when flooding is due to rain water, the growth...