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If you wish to protect the health of you and
your family and reduce the risk of illness that
can be increased from an unhealthy home
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Healthy, affordable and energy-efficient living is the lifestyle
choice of the future in Central Otago, with the success of locally
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The evolution series philosophy is simple, to design and
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sustainable homes while reducing CO2 emissions, says Mick
The feedback we re already getting from our clients is
We re pleased with all the figures so far and over the last 12
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Local healthy home experts Andrew McArthur and Kirsty
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are committed to helping families and businesses affordably
achieve a healthy indoor environment. Here they share some
tips with us all.
Indicators of an unhealthy Indoor Environment
o Does your property smell musty when you enter it?
o Are there visible signs of mould?
o When were your carpets last cleaned?
o Are there any signs of old or new water damage?
o Does someone in your environment suffer from health
problems such as allergies, ongoing infections, irritations, poor
How to ensure a safe and healthy Indoor Environment
o Have your carpets cleaned by a IICRC qualified technician
yearly and more frequently if you have people with serious
o Have mould and water damage assessed by a professional
technician who is IICRC qualified
o Do not use bleach to solve mould problems.
o If you have chemical spills, blood spills or suspect chemical
exposure in your property, have it assessed and
decontaminated by a IICRC qualified technician
o Recognise the seriousness of mould given it can release
Mycotoxins which are toxic and harmful to humans -- don t
leave it, deal with it.
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