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Protecting our Homes From Above and Below

Non Toxic Environments Home Health & Wellness

Release Date: 04/28/2020

Healthy Home Hacks v2.0 show art Healthy Home Hacks v2.0

Non Toxic Environments Home Health & Wellness

Its been about 6 months since I promised we'd do another episode  about healthy home hacks...so here we go!  IAQ, staining, wood knots, PVC pipes...lots of quick and easy ideas you can implement right away.  For our American listeners, have a happy and healthy Independence Day!!

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Non Toxic Environments Home Health & Wellness

Air purification is always a hot topic with our clients and even more so these days.  Today, we sit down with Steve Mores who is the VP of Sales and Training for Dynamic Air Quality Systems to have an awesome conversation about all the different ways to filter and purify your indoor air.  Pleated filters vs polarized media.  Why do we want to use carbon? Do UV lights really work?  

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Non Toxic Environments Home Health & Wellness

Its been about two months since Jay and I dipped into the mailbag, so lets do it!  Today, we talk about sealing laminate/engineered floors, we talk about stain proofing marble, and we have a lengthy discussion about consulting on a new modular home build so a very sensitive client.  

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Concrete and Stone Sealers show art Concrete and Stone Sealers

Non Toxic Environments Home Health & Wellness

Sealers, waterproofers, water repellants...so many terms, so many different products!  What are they and why do we need all of them?  This episodes dives deep into the world of sealers to familiarize you with the terminology and descriptions so that you choose the right one for your job.  Concrete driveways, stone showers, stained patios...we talk about them all! 

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Non Toxic Environments Home Health & Wellness

You've all heard me say that no project ever goes perfectly smooth. Mother Nature can drop 10 inches of rain.  Sub-contractors ignore your request to use the healthier product.  Folks, these things happen all the time. It's not a question of 'what if', its a question of 'when'.  So when the time comes, it requires quick action by the homeowner and/or general contractor to make sure things get back on track.  Jay and I give some current real examples of this and how they got successfully resolved. 

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Non Toxic Environments Home Health & Wellness

Last week, Jay and I talked about some of the more common myths and misconceptions we deal with regularly.  This week, we're focusing on the individuals we would call our influencers...the legends, if you will.  You may have heard of some or many of these folks, but we'll talk about why they were so important to us as we molded our careers.  There you have it...Myths and Legends. Please let us know who your influencers are!

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Eco-myths and Internet Mis-information show art Eco-myths and Internet Mis-information

Non Toxic Environments Home Health & Wellness

I know I've harped on the topic of internet research before, but this episode takes it much further.  This week, Jay and I discuss many of the myths and fallacies of the green and healthy building process and hopefully, shed some new light on them for you.  We'll talk about plumbing, flooring, VOC's and more.  This was such a fun episode for us and I trust you'll enjoy it as well.

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Non Toxic Environments Home Health & Wellness

Roofing and waterproofing.  A couple things that Jay and I get asked about regularly, but have yet to address here on the show. Since we're in the throws of a rainy spring, now is a great time to start this discussion.   Whats the best roofing material for your home and is it affordable?  If I'm planning a lower level in my house that will be a livable space, how do I keep it dry?  Great episode for building geeks, for sure!

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Non Toxic Environments Home Health & Wellness

While the nation is on lockdown, work still needs to be done.  Today we speak with one of our partner builders in Texas that gives us a ton of useful information about working within this current environment.  Jen and Rusty from JS2 Partners specialize in custom healthy home builds, so they are used to working with clients who have serious health issues, so their experience translates perfectly to what we are currently dealing with.

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Non Toxic Environments Home Health & Wellness

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Roofing and waterproofing.  A couple things that Jay and I get asked about regularly, but have yet to address here on the show. Since we're in the throws of a rainy spring, now is a great time to start this discussion.   Whats the best roofing material for your home and is it affordable?  If I'm planning a lower level in my house that will be a livable space, how do I keep it dry?  Great episode for building geeks, for sure!

 

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AFM DynoSeal