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Description of Ketchikan for a Second Grade Class – Flat Stanley

Ketchikan, Alaska is a located in southeast Alaska and is known as Alaska’s First City or Gateway City because it’s the first city of notable size when anyone comes to Alaska from the lower 48 states. It’s located on an island called Revillagigedo Island. (Sounds like Revilla-gi-GAY-doe) It’s name is often shortened to just Revilla […]

Alaska Trekking: Around Revillagigedo Island, 2004

“In June 2004, my mother and I put her two kayaks on top of the camper van, and set out on the long drive from Seattle to Prince Rupert. From there we caught the ferry to Ketchikan, and spent three weeks kayaking around Revillagigedo Island, which I still have no idea how to pronounce. Despite […]

Duct Cleaning Video

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

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

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The Salmon Capital of the World: The story of Ketchikan

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.

Ray Troll and the Ratfish Wranglers – Cannery Girl

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.

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