Healthy Homes

Air quality and home maintenance

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Non-toxic food safe wood finishing oil

Naturally made non-toxic wood finishing oil

Kunos oil from Livos is a natural oil for floors, counters and furniture

Natural pigment clay paint

DIY recipe for natural healthy paint

Natural paint is non-toxic, cheap and easy to make and provides a beautiful texture to walls.

Crawlspace radon barrier

Removing radon gas from basements and crawlspaces

Removing radon gas from existing basements and crawlspaces can be very effective, here are different options for different situations.

Drywall and construction dust

Tips for keeping air clean during renovations

Dust and chemicals in building materials can trigger permanent respiratory issues such as asthma; here are some ways to safeguard your air and health while w...

Removing radon gas from well water

High levels of radon gas in the air of your home might be coming from your water and not the floor of your basement.

The impact of ambient fragrances on our health

Adding insult to injury - trying to mask the smell of airborne contaminants with more airborne contaminants.

Living green wall

Living walls: what they do and don't do

Bring nature into your home with a living green wall, but don't count on it for air purification.

Installing a radon evacuation stack in a slab floor

Mitigating radon gas in homes

Radon gas in homes is a growing health concern. Adding a passive radon stack is always a good idea to prepare a home for better indoor air quality.

stove hood bathroom fan central vac

Removing dust and moisture from homes

Removing moisture and contaminants directly from sources improves air quality and home durability

Radon and vapour barrier below slab on grade floor

Vapour / radon barriers below slab floors

Installing a 10 mil polyethylene barrier below a concrete slab floor to prevent moisture wicking and create a radon gas barrier

Spray polyurethane foam on basement walls prevents mold and midlew

Basement renovations: how to prevent mould when retrofitting basements

Why are basements mouldy? Because we build walls so they can't dry. Simple changes in wall design will result in mould-free durable basements.

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