Chemical / Discussions

Can foam boards cause a chemical reaction?

Recently I was old SM foam may have a chemical reaction to other plastic products when used to insulate underground. Have you heard anything about that? Rigid ...

Posted by Joel Clipsham Sept. 30, 2021, 7:17 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

What would be the best alternative to chemical treatment for outdoor pools?

We are looking for ecological options instead of chemicals for a pool, what are your recommendations? Our favorite alternative to chlorinated backyard pools is...

Posted by Ladka Heidari April 19, 2020, 6:24 p.m. Natural swimming pools and ponds 1 Responses

What is safer than OSB for someone with multiple chemical sensitivities?

I have had some negative respiratory reactions to OSB building products, I think?? I want to build a new home. Are there safer plywood options? What is the hea...

Posted by Ian Smith April 27, 2020, 1:01 p.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

I have chronic illness from the air quality of my home, can you help determine if I need to replace the HVAC system?

...chemical and mold sensitivies. And any tips on setting up proper air pressure for air flow in home, don't want the attic air coming into home which I suspect ...

Posted by Niki Harrison Sept. 6, 2019, 4:32 p.m. HRV and ERV 4 Responses

Where can I find formaldehyde free cabinets that aren't plywood?

...chemical sensitivities. I apologize. I want plywood cabinets. I meant to put no particle board. I am not sensitive. Just want to buy the least chemical off...

Posted by Camille Young Dec. 3, 2019, 7:56 p.m. Kitchens 3 Responses

Are there non-toxic quartz kitchen counters?

...chemical sensitivities , so if one existed it would be big news. We can’t say for sure there aren’t any, so if by some chance you are able to find one please le...

Posted by Jackie kierulf June 27, 2018, 11:08 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 2 Responses

Where can I find caulking and adhesives without antimicrobial (biocides) chemicals?

...chemically sensitive people and toxic for everyone anyway. They are quite persistent and fume for a very long time, polluting the air and causing respiratory is...

Posted by Riki Luri Jan. 10, 2020, 9:55 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

Where can i buy hemp batt insulation in Western Canada?

...chemical sensitivities . We are just finalizing details to supply hemp building products, so there are a couple of suggestions I would have if you can hold off ...

Posted by Jen Moffat Aug. 14, 2020, 11:14 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 4 Responses

What is the best material to use for wall and roof insulation?

...chemical content, etc. In our last couple of builds we have used mineral wool insulation (common brand association being Rockwool formerly known as Roxul), and ...

Posted by Babak K July 12, 2020, 8:43 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

How do you attach steps to slab on grade insulation?

...chemically injured with one of the results being severe chemical sensitivities. This usually means I can't use kits, as I have to very much control all the 'ing...

Posted by Mary Alm Dec. 2, 2021, 11:24 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

Can you help me choose between a slab on grade and pressure treated wood foundation?

Allergic to chemically treated wood, CODE requires PWF on concreted slab before house can be built Where are you building where code says such a thing? I don't...

Posted by Margot Simonot May 20, 2019, midnight Slab on Grade 1 Responses

What type of wood can be installed on a radiant floor?

...chemical make-up of the finish, heating wood with VOCs increases the rate of off-gassing. To sum all that up, our choice for wood on top of a radiant heat sourc...

Posted by Colleen Blak Dec. 11, 2017, 1:59 p.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

Do you have any tips to unclog a sink with standing water?

...chemical reaction between the two will loosen up whatever is in there. If it looks like there is movement, try it again with the baking soda and vinegar, then w...

Posted by Laura Tom Jan. 7, 2019, 2:06 a.m. Plumbing and water heaters 1 Responses