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Brand New Home or Renovated Home? Could be Toxic for Baby and Grandma

If you’re buying a new home or one less than 5 years old, chances are good that you’re going to have some VOC emissions and off-gassing from construction materials, design elements (paint, varnishes and wallpaper) and from carpets and new furniture. Formaldehyde is one of the most common human carcinogens found in a new home, […]

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Posted in Home Inspection info, Indoor Air Quality, Insulation and Ventilation728 Comments

Honey, is our Dryer Vent made out of Flammable Flexible Tubing?

Honey, is our Dryer Vent made out of Flammable Flexible Tubing?

Sound crazy? It’s not. It’s unbelievable how often we see homes with flammable dryer vents installed, filled with lint, all ready to catch a spark. It’s winter. Not a lot of clothes hanging out on the ‘cord-a-linge’ this time of year. Most of us are using our dryers, and we’re putting a lot of wooly […]

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Posted in Home Inspection info, Insulation and Ventilation710 Comments

Removing Ice from your Roof

Deep freeze at -26 celcius. Next day, a balmy 2 degrees and everthing melts. Then it rains. Then freeze again. What’s a homeowner to do? Be prepared. Freezing and melting water can be your home’s biggest enemy. Ice, especially, can cause a lot of damage. Fact is, removing thick ice from a roof is difficult – […]

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Posted in Insulation and Ventilation, Insulation-Ventilation, Roofing671 Comments

Bacon lovers unite! (and get a range hood): study

We all know about the dangers of dust, mold and chemical contaminants to indoor air quality. But what about the emissions we create every time we turn on the stove? You may like the smell – but what does frying bacon indoors do to your air quality? Scientists at California’s Berkeley Lab, with decades of […]

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Your House Stinks! Time for an Indoor Air Quality check?

Every house has a signature smell, a certain “Eau de Family Home”. There’s the smelly socks in the living room, the hair spray and aftershave in the bathroom, cooking smells from the kitchen, the moth balls in the closet, the wet dog in the hallway and that musky smell of sheets and clothes waiting to […]

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Posted in Basement, Indoor Air Quality, Insulation and Ventilation9 Comments


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