Category Archives: Indoor Environmental Quality

Why Do I Need a Home Carbon Monoxide CO Detector?

A series of carbon monoxide poisonings in Alabama this year could have been prevented by low-cost alarms, available at any home improvement store, heating system maintenance, and combustion safety testing. Last week, 66-year-old David Simpson died and his roommate was sickened by exposure to the odorless gas in New Market. They were running a generatorContinue Reading

Do I Need to Test My Home for Radon?

In 2005, the US Surgeon General issued the following health advisory: “Indoor radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and breathing it over prolonged periods can present a significant health risk to families all over the country. It’s important to know that this threat is completely preventable. Radon can be detectedContinue Reading

How to Prevent Mold in Your Home

Mold is a fungus that can grow in homes and cause health problems. Our homes are made from materials that support mold growth under the right conditions and moisture control inside of homes is the most important factor in prevention. Microscopic mold spores everywhere and will germinate to form active colonies on porous surfaces whenContinue Reading

Home Indoor Air Quality Guide

Millions of American homes will be remodeled in the coming years to improve their energy efficiency, make them more green or add features their owners want. Integrated healthy home and energy-efficiency retrofit activities can simultaneously lower utility costs and improve indoor air quality. However, home energy retrofit activities might negatively affect indoor air quality ifContinue ReadingContinue Reading