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Do it Yourself Replacing a Moldy Carpet for Cleaner Air and a Healther Home

Carpet Removal This should have been titled how NOT to remove carpet. This video is great because it demonstrates the two key points of carpet removal one cut the carpet into a size you can manage without cutting the sub-floor, and two it is dirty work! To keep the dust down vacuum the carpet before […]

Flu or Cold Screening Chart.

What are common cold symptoms? What are common Flu symptoms?
A cold is a milder respiratory illness than the flu. While cold symptoms can make you feel bad for a few days, flu symptoms can make you feel quite ill for a few days to weeks.

Duct Cleaning Video

This is a video about air duct cleaning produced by NADCA, A.K.A. National Air Duct Cleaners Association.

Cold & Flu Flow Chart

Cold & Flu Flow Chart with Antibiotic Dosage

Dryer Vents a Hidden Fire Danger

There’s a hidden danger spot in most homes today. Chances are you don’t look at it or even think about it. It’s the vent from your clothes dryer. Over time, your Dryer Vents fill with lint that slips past your dryer’s filter. Overheating results as the lint builds up, and then you’re just a step […]

Why Should I Have My Ducts Cleaned?

One of the most overlooked parts of the home is the heating and cooling ductwork. Out of sight, but always working for you, the home ductwork usually contains as much space as an average size room. When was the last time this

Removing Mold for a Healthy Home

Animated Gif - Mold Cleanup Dampen moldy materials before removal to minimize the number of airborne mold spores.
Mold can be removed from hard surfaces such as hard plastic, glass, metal and counter tops by scrubbing with a non-ammonia soap or detergent. (Do not mix ammonia and bleach; the fumes are toxic.)
It is impossible to completely remove mold from porous surfaces such as paper, Sheetrock (drywall) and carpet padding, so these materials should be removed and discarded.

Things you can do to clean up the air in your home

By taking simple preventive steps, you can keep your home healthy. Poor indoor air quality may affect health immediately or possibly years later. If you experience dizziness, fatigue, or irritations of the eyes, nose or throat, pay attention to the time and place symptoms occur. Note if the symptoms fade when you are away from home and recur once home.

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Heat Recovery Ventilation

Indoor air quality is important. We breathe about 5,000 gallons of air daily. Indoor air can be more polluted than outdoor air, even in large industrialized cities. We spend 90% of our time indoors. Especially at risk are infants and the elderly, who spend almost all of their time indoors. Indoor pollution can be as serious as carbon monoxide poisoning, which can be life threatening. Excessive moisture inside the home can contribute to indoor air contamination.

Asthma in Ketchikan

Indoor Environmental Triggers
* Secondhand Smoke
* Dust Mites
* Molds
* Cockroaches and Pests
* Pets
* Nitrogen Dioxide
* Outdoor Air
Americans spend up to 90% of their time indoors. Therefore, indoor allergens and irritants can play a significant role in triggering asthma attacks. It is important to recognize potential asthma triggers in the indoor environment and reduce your exposure to those triggers. You may not be affected by all of the triggers listed here. Your doctor can help you to determine which triggers affect your asthma and develop a specific plan to reduce your triggers.