Is your building “sick”? If you suffer from skin- and respiratory-related ailments like headaches, stuffy heads, dry skin and skin irritation, sinus infections, difficulty concentrating and more—which disappear when you leave the building—you might be dealing with sick building syndrome in Northern PA. Here’s an overview of the condition, and what you can do to mitigate it. How can a building be sick? Sick building syndrome boils down to poor indoor air quality, which can happen for a number of reasons. Carpets, paint, upholstery and more can release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) for years after they’re installed. If the building... View Article
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Preparing your home for the chill of winter should be a task on every homeowner’s fall to-do list. Maintaining a house is a full-time job, but winter brings its own host of problems. Water, snow and ice can all cause serious damage if you’re not ready for them. You also don’t want to neglect the inside of the house. You’ll likely be running your heat for months straight, and if you have forced hot air, you can’t forget about the ducts. With recirculated air being the standard for your living space over the next few months, a thorough duct cleaning... View Article
Mold is an unappealing issue that can cause discoloration, create unpleasant odors and lead to lasting damage to building materials—but there are some additional issues caused by mold that are just as important to be aware of. Indoor air quality is crucial to the health and comfort of your home, and mold can affect your air quality significantly. Keep reading to learn about how mold affects indoor air quality, and for some advice from a local air quality consultant in Erie County to help you keep your air as fresh as possible. Mold and air quality Mold is a fungus... View Article
Hiring a team for air quality consultation in Erie County is a good way to ensure the air inside your home or office is safe and free of mold or other contaminants, but you don’t want to hire just anyone to come in and test your air quality. This post will teach you some of the things to look for in reputable air quality consultants: Advanced tools: Air quality testing tools have come a long way in the past few years. Look to hire a team that uses the latest and greatest tools and methods to test your air quality.... View Article
Did you know the air inside your home may actually be more dangerous than the pollution present outside? Even if you live in a large city, the air inside your home may be doing more damage to you and your family’s health than any pollutants released into the air outside. This becomes all the more urgent an issue when you consider that most people spend a large percentage of their time inside their home. Understanding indoor pollutants is the first step toward ridding your home of them. If you’re concerned about the quality of the air inside your home, you... View Article
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