When your indoors look like shadows in places where there is no sunlight – or worse, like the Jungle has moved in – no one wants to live in it. Not only is it uninviting, it could be breeding dangerous bacteria or mycotoxins or damaging your building materials, air circulation system and furnishings like my […]
There is nothing quite as gross as lying on your floor to play with the kids or cuddle up to your pets only to feel the dry dust slide up your nostrils as you breathe in, tiny particles attach to your skin, on your face. Keeping dust out of your home can be a difficult
Spring is just around the corner and that means continual sneezing, unable to stop coughing, itchy eyes, stuffy nose, tightness of the chest, headaches, dizziness, fainting, itchy, irritating skin, hives (urticaria), diarrhoea, abdominal pain, nausea for those with pollen allergies. Sound familiar? Airborne pollens are certainly the most troublesome culprits for seasonal allergic rhinitis, more
Some time ago I was asked my opinion on Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome and it’s connection with mould, from a Building Biologists point of view. It’s such a huge topic that involves many professionals and research however I felt it was important that I documented my discussion as it raised some great points and may
There are 2 basic elements to Quality Indoor Air science: air balance and air hygiene. 1. Air Balance Your indoor air is delicate, and in order to reach perfect indoor harmony, it must be balanced. Balancing your indoor air means keeping the temperature of the air between 22⁰C and 24⁰C which is the degree of
We spend a considerable part of our lives working in tightly sealed air-conditioned spaces, without giving much thought to the office air quality. Since office windows are rarely opened, the office air quality is often not as fresh as it should be. Electronic devices such as computers, printers, copiers, and even the telephone on your
The benefits of travelling with your own pillow for work or leisure, are relevant to everyone’s vitality and well being. Especially to people whose work includes extensive overnight travel and long-haul flights yet must achieve excellence in the public arena. Understanding sleep and pillow routines Your perfect pillow is a key part of your overall
If you notice dust on the floor or on shelving and you vacuum regularly, guess what? That’s where it came from. Your vacuum! If you don’t own a vacuum, and live nowhere near dusty environments, chances are it’s not dust. Actually it might be surface mould. To test, wipe it down. If it doesn’t form
If you need to get the kids helping around the home, this is the video for you! A quick and colourful video to help the kids understand the importance of keeping your home clean and tidy.
Some great handy tips from the Mitey Fresh team to keep your home healthy and dry.