How New Carpeting Can Make You Sick

“New” can be a wonderful scent.  A new car with leather interior, a fresh coat of paint, new wood furniture…often, there’s nothing quite like it. And yet some new household odors aren’t nearly as inviting. For many people throughout the East Valley, that includes the scent from new carpeting and carpet padding. That familiar odor…

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Clean Floors Lead to Cleaner Indoor Air

For many home owners in the DFW area, indoor air quality is a daily concern as they seek to copy with symptoms from allergies, asthma, and other upper respiratory ailments. Still, there’s plenty you can do to help your own cause, and that includes keeping your floors as clean as possible.  Here are a few…

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How to Remove Allergens from Your Home

Even if you see your house as small, it really isn’t – at least not when it comes to ridding your home of allergens. Allergens can gather and multiply just about anywhere and, room by room, there are different ways to keep the problem under control. Since taking on your entire house is just too…

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House Plants Help Clean Your Indoor Air

In one small way, you actually might be better off in an older, draft house vs. one that’s tightly sealed, just like a modern office building. That’s because air tight buildings typically have little if any fresh air circulation which, in turns, gives indoor air pollutants no means of escaping outdoors.  Hence, the now all-too-familiar…

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The Multiple Benefits of House Plants

It’s a lucky thing most of us don’t suffer from claustrophobia given the amount of time we spend indoors during a typical DFW winter. When the first signs of spring occur, we practically sprint our way to the backyard or front porch to fully embrace the warmer, balmy air and sunshine. In the meantime, there’s…

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4 Benefits of a Whole-House Humidifier

You know that “thing” that comes around here in the summer that we all pretty much hate?  Come on, you know what we’re talking about.  It’s sticky, never seems to go away and, on really bad days, might even follow you indoors? That’s right: humidity!  And yet, for all the complaining we do, come winter…

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Tips for Cleaner Indoor Air.

Air pollution remains a significant concern throughout the US, indoors and out.  In fact, indoor air, on averages is 2-5 times more polluted than outdoor air. Just how bad are things inside many peoples’ homes?  According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, 50% of ALL illnesses are either irritated or caused by…

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How Air Conditioning Helps Fight Asthma & Allergies

All things considered, there are worse places to live if you suffer from allergies or asthma.  That’s the good news.  On the flip side of that coin, Dallas ranks 39th on the list of America’s “most challenging places to live with asthma.” The following are the leading causes of asthma, and the worst conditions to…

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How New Carpets Can Make You Sick

“New” can be a wonderful scent.  A new leather coat, new car, fresh coat of paint, new wood furniture.  Ah, nothing quite like it the scent from any of them. Then again, some household odors, even when associated with “new,” aren’t nearly as inviting – in particular, the scent given off by new carpeting and…

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How to Take the Sting Out of Allergy Season.

When spring in the air, there’s always plenty to be excited about, including longer days, abundant sunshine, and more time spent outdoors. But for some, the beauty of springtime is overshadowed by the coughing, congestion, watery eyes, and other symptoms that accompany seasonal allergies. And while over-the-counter and prescription medications can help alleviate allergy symptoms,…

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