Posts in Air Quality
Top Plants That Purify the Air and are Pet-Safe

Indoor house plants are a great addition to any home. They brighten up any room and bring a little bit of the outdoors inside. House plants are very beneficial as well and can help detoxify the indoor air in your home. However, many plants can be toxic to pets so it is good to research any plants that you bring into your living space to make sure they are pet-friendly.

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Using Bleach to Remove Bathroom Mold – Yay or Nay?

Bleach may seem like the perfect solution when you find mold in your bathroom, but you will want to reconsider using it when you find out it’s not as perfect as it seems to be. Chlorine bleach is a biocide substance that should be used to destroy living organisms; however, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says that using a biocide is not recommended for mold cleanup because bleach doesn’t kill the mold entirely. Mold spores have roots and because of bleach’s chemical structure, it stops chlorine from getting down to the roots of the mold. While mold might remove the color from bleach, it doesn’t remove the mold.

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Do You Know How Your Air Ducts Get Cleaned?

In our blog post last month, Where is the most Dangerous Place to Find Mold In Your Home, we revealed the most dangerous place mold can grow in your home…your air ducts! This is why it is so important to look for signs of mold around your air vents and to have your air ducts clean if you suspect any mold growing.

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Quick Tips for a Healthy Home

Toxic chemicals and pollutants can find their way into your home in very interesting ways. It is important to know the signs of a healthy home so you can identify where toxic chemicals are entering and remove them. The things to look for are hidden toxic chemicals, heavy metals, fumes, and other indoor air pollutants. Every room in your home needs to be checked for signs of a healthy home, and we have come up with a list to help you navigate your home to make sure it is healthy.

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Where Is The Most Dangerous Place To Find Mold In Your Home?

Finding mold in your home is a homeowner’s worst nightmare. What about the places mold can grow that you can’t see? In order for mold to grow in your home, it needs a combination of the right temperature, moisture level, and food source. It is important to complete a yearly inspection of your home so you can catch any mold growth before it becomes a major problem in your home.

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Quick Tips for Battling Summer Allergies

Summer seasonal allergies typically begin in April or May and continue through October. Thousands of plants and flowers bloom during theses months, causing discomfort for almost everyone. From itchy, watery eyes to sneezing to tickles in the throat, sometimes it feels like you might not ever get relief.

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Tips to Save Money on Your Energy Bill This Summer!

As the summer months arrive, so does the heat and higher energy bills again. Keeping your home cool during the hot summer months usually means an increase in your energy bill for a few months while you keep the air conditioning running around the clock. Cooling your home is important so you don’t develop heatstroke, which can even happen indoors if you keep your house too warm.

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How Five Star Helps You Save Money

Five Star is dedicated to helping you save money on the maintenance of your home and improve the health of your home, but did you know that we provide more than heating and air conditioning service?

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