Category: Green Building & Improvement

10 Reasons To Use Solar Energy at Home

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Solar energy at home is the most obvious choice when it comes to alternative, renewable and clean energy sources. Although the sun may not be shining all day or cloudy weather blocks sunlight from time to time, recent technological advancements allow solar energy to be effectively collected when the sunlight is available and stored for […]

Home Termite Treatments: What You REALLY Should Know

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I belong to one of several Facebook groups that are dedicated to people with MCS. Today, I noticed someone left worried comments in one of the groups about having a mega termite treatment done to their home…fumigation tent and all! Their pest control company had recommended this treatment and had assured them that all the fumes […]

4 Nontoxic Termite Control Methods for a Healthy House

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Applying the best nontoxic termite control methods to repel or kill termites at the foundation level is an important aspect of both new construction and older home maintenance. There is no denying the toxicity of many conventional termite treatments. For many years, toxic methods of controlling or exterminating termites have been routinely used and in some cases, have […]

3 Steps to Reduce Indoor Air Pollution No Matter Where You Live

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Research has shown that indoor air pollution is among the top five environmental health risks. Poor indoor air quality in the home can cause a multitude of health issues. It can also severely irritate already existing conditions such as asthma, allergies, chemical sensitivities and emphysema. That’s why it’s important to take proven steps to eliminate pollutants […]

How Bad Is the Air Quality in a Typical Home?

Healthy Home Q & A

Healthy Home Q & A Answers to the Most Commonly Asked Questions About Building, Remodeling or Improving a Healthy Home with WiselyGreen.com’s Green Living Coach & Healthy House Specialist, P.S. Orr Feel free to comment, ask a question or simply be curious! There’s a whole lot of people who need, already live in or are looking […]

How to Get Rid of New Carpet Smell: Step-by-Step Instructions

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Conventional carpeting harbors many chemicals that can be hazardous to your health. Most standard floor carpet is loaded with volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as stain retardant chemicals and latex backing that emit toxins such such as toluene, 4-phenyl cyclohexene (4-PC), and styrene. There are many health problems associated with exposure to these VOCs. Eye […]

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