Indoor Air Quality
When we think home maintenance, we think of specific tasks: mowing the lawn, cleaning the gutters or an annual furnace check. But with so many factors affecting the indoor air that we breathe, it's a good idea to take a wholistic approach to maintaining good air quality. Changing your HVAC filter regularly and using a HEPA vacuum are good places to start. But there's so much more to healthy air.
Many cleaning agents we use around the house are bad for us. Consider these green alternatives to keep your home both clean
Clearing the Air
Here's a quick primer on good ventilation standards and practices, as well as some information on sources of indoor air pollution you may not have considered.
Air Filtration & Purification Systems
Learn the basics on how to determine the causes of unhealthy air in this two-part tip. First eliminate the source, then filter the air.
Low- and no-VOC paints don't emit unpleasant and unhealthy odors. If you know what to look for, they're easy to find.
Is Radon in Your Home?
Radon is a clear, odorless radioactive gas that enters your home from the soil. It claims over 20,000 lives a year in the U.S. Be sure to test your home for it every few years.
Keep your Basement Dry
A wet basement is a problem that doesn't go away by itself. Here's how to tackle it head on.
Eliminate Mold in Your Home
Everything you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask. If you've already got mold, we'll tell you how to conquer it. You'll feel so much better.
Building Practices to Keep Mold Away
Learn the four key elements that you can control to keep mold at bay.
Content updated on 2/27/2007