Even if your wireless device is hardwired via an Ethernet cable, make sure the wireless and Bluetooth functions are turned off through the settings in the device itself. And before buying, make sure that you can actually do that because some devices (like the sound system in question or latest routers) might not allow you to turn their wireless function off at all.
Almost all modern buildings experience at least minor, and sometimes serious, water damage during their life span. Excess moisture in buildings becomes a critical factor for mould (fungal) proliferation. Mould does not need a lot of moisture to grow. A little condensation, in a bathroom or around a window sill, for example, can be enough. Common sites for indoor mould growth include bathroom tile and grout, subfloor walls, and areas around windows, near leaky water fountains, and around sinks.
Your home, much like yourself, is a living and breathing organism, and bringing it back to health will require time and patience. It is a journey, because some solutions are long-term and might take a while to implement (like improving drainage around the home) and some are easy swaps (like using microfibre cloths and non-toxic products) which will take very little time and effort. Everyone’s journey, timeframe and resources are different so don’t get discouraged if it takes you a couple of months or a couple of years to get there! It’s well worth it! We are all t...
With long needed national inquiry into mould-related illnesses (such as myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), fibromyalgia, multiple chemical sensitivity, Lyme disease and many more) caused and/or associated with water-damaged buildings launched in Australia a few weeks ago, hopes are high for everyone whose lives have been affected and touched by these afflictions, and who are struggling to get mould out of their homes and their bodies.
When mushrooms are growing on your skirting boards or you have ceiling cracks that leak during...
While many factors (indoor lifestyle, inadequate diet, ambient air pollution, conventional farming practices and overuse of antibiotic drugs) are implicated in the development of allergic diseases, some of the most common asthma and eczema triggers are found right in our homes and backyards.
Taking shoes off before entering your home can reduce the amount of dust by more than 50%. And what’s wrong with a bit of dust, you ask? Well, we drag in all sorts of stuff on our shoes like dirt, pesticides, heavy metals, flame retardants, diesel particles, pollen, insects and mould spores - many of which are known allergens and toxicants.