Top Tips to Get Rid of Dust in the Wintertime

When we turn up the thermostat and crank the heat during those cold, dry months of the year, the indoor air quality in a building can change completely. The indication that this is happening for the worse, not the better, is dust accumulation. It can build up considerably to the point where a weekly [...]

What You Need to Know About Carbon Monoxide and the Workplace

Carbon monoxide (CO) is an extremely dangerous gas that is near-impossible to detect without the right equipment and training. It can be found not only in homes but also in workplaces. While calling in an air quality inspector for a regular environmental checkup is important, there are a few aspects of carbon monoxide that [...]

Smart Homes and Indoor Air Quality Monitoring

Modern living is all about convenience, sure. But there’s a fine line to straddle. We should embrace assistive technologies that make our homes smarter and enable for more informed environmental conditions monitoring. However, bear in mind that you also should focus on reliable and accurate solutions – ideally those recommended to you by a [...]

Why You Need a Mold Inspection this Winter

Why You Need a Mold Inspection this Winter The winter season is the time of the year when we spend much of our everyday lives indoors. Whether working from home, enjoying the holiday time off or otherwise, your indoor conditions need to be kept under tight scrutinization. This is especially important when it comes [...]

4 Side Effects of Commercial Cleaners

Whether to tackle a stubborn-as-can-be stain or to perform a deep cleaning, there are some seemingly suitable reasons to use commercial cleaners – at least, at first. However, that doesn’t mean you should simply grab one off the shelf and start pouring. There are serious risks involved if conditions aren’t right – you need [...]

Don’t Do It: 4 Major Risks of DIY Asbestos Removal

As we’ve covered here at Indoor Air Quality Ottawa in previous articles, asbestos is a mean material in more ways than one. It introduces a bevy of unwanted health and wellness risks and, depending on the type used, some can even be fatal. Yet still, some folks are attempting to remove the long-since-banned substance [...]

What Causes Indoor Air Pollution?

When people gather indoors, you are bound to have a degree of indoor air pollution. Just by living and going about their business, humans create chemicals and compounds that pollute the air. Even when we breathe, we emit carbon dioxide into the air which contaminates it.  That said, there are other factors that can [...]

The Importance of Air Quality in the Office

Smoke, chemicals, mold, dust – these are common problems when it comes to poor office air quality. When they go unchecked in your workplace, they can interfere with the health and wellness of your employees and, over time, hurt your business.  But there’s no reason to fret. Indoor Air Quality [...]

The Importance of Maintaining a Healthy Indoor Environment

Your indoor environment affects your health. You can determine what conditions develop in your own personal space. Every indoor environment is affected by two groups of conditions: Indoor humidity and building mechanical ventilation and function and the occupant activity within that space. The blog provides helpful information regarding both conditions. Indoor Humidity and Building [...]