Archive | Garage

Increased VOC Emissions from Attached Garage in Summer

We have a summer project for you: remove gasoline, solvents, pesticides and toxic cleaning products from your indoor garage (or worse, basement) and put them in a shed away from the building. Chemical emissions from your attached garage could be harming your health. A scientific study published in the Environmental Research Journal showed that nearly all […]

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Posted in Basement, Garage715 Comments

Spring Cleaning Time! Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Correctly

Pesticides, Coolant, paint thinners, chlorine, used oil, bleach, propane tanks, oven cleaners and aerosol cans are all hazardous waste that don’t belong in your home; and they need to be disposed of properly. There are corrosive, flammable, explosive and poisonous substances contained in many household products. They are dangerous to you, your family, the garbage […]

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Posted in Garage, Indoor Air Quality, Seasonal669 Comments

Montreal Ecocenters: clean up & give your junk a second life

Looking at that pile of old clothes or even old furniture, thinking about what you should do with it? You’ve got useful junk, but you don’t use it. It’s hard to throw things away when you know they could still be useful at some point, to someone. -But if you want to de-clutter, and you haven’t […]

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Posted in Basement, Garage, Seasonal697 Comments

Is your garage fuming? Keep noxious gases out of your home

While you and your family cocoon in the family room just off the garage, or sleep snugly in a bedroom right over it, you may all be breathing in varying amounts of noxious fumes emanating from the garage. -And with our long Canadian winters with windows shut and sealed, you could be exposed for several […]

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Posted in Basement, Featured, Garage, Indoor Air Quality, Specialized Inspections692 Comments

Outside the mortician’s lab: formaldehyde

When most people hear “formaldehyde”, they think biology-lab frogs and funeral-home corpses. But there are other sources of formaldehyde in a typical home. While its odour may be unmistakable its own, it is less distinctive when mixed in with the bonders found in plywood, particleboard, carpets and fabrics, as is often the case. Extensive reviews […]

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Posted in Electrical, Featured, Garage, Indoor Air Quality, Specialized Inspections699 Comments

Portes de garage: à manipuler avec soin

Dans le fameux épisode 1613 de la série The Simpsons, Homer manque de se faire tuer par une porte de garage qui n’arrête pas de s’ouvrir et de se fermer, mais il est sauvé par Lisa qui pratique la respiration artificielle tandis que Bart lui masse le cœur. À la suite de cet événement, Marge lui […]

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Posted in Exterior, Français, Garage526 Comments


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