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Did you know one of the dirtiest, most disgusting things in your entire home is the innocent looking shower head in your bathroom even if you use a water filter? This is because shower filters are designed to remove chemicals like chlorine, not necessarily harmful microbes. In fact, the typical shower head is probably far …
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Can you believe that one of the dirtiest things in your home may be your shower head? Shower heads, regardless of the model is a favorite and very common breeding ground for a dangerous microbe.  And to think that most of us stand under it several days every week!

The good news is that there is a way you can fix the problem. Read more about the problems and suggested solutions here: http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/shower-head-health-tip/

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This article outlines common toxic products you may like to consider banning from your home, plus some healthier alternatives to help you do it.

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You might find it surprising that according to the EPA,  our indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than the outside air. Considering that we spend close to 90% of our time indoors, it is imperative that we focus on improving our indoor air quality. 

 

So now that you agree and want to improve the environment for your entire family, where do you begin? 

Read the article at http://wakeup-world.com/2016/01/09/toxic-products-to-ban-from-your-home-plus-healthier-alternatives-to-help-you-do-it/ and learn about some toxic products that you can easily avoid. And learn about some healthier options.

 

After you take those steps, look at the 6 Stage Air Purifier being sold by WAVE Home Solutions. Avoiding toxins and purifying the air will make your home a much healthier environment!

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5 helpful resources

Your home is your haven. You want a strong foundation and the healthiest home environment possible to support quality of life and optimum health for you and your loved ones. The Internet has a wealth of resources for tips and tricks to keep your home in peak shape. Here are five helpful links to consult…

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WAVE Home Solutions crawl space

Basically a vapor barrier is a plastic sheet which is resistant to water vapor. It’s installed on the warm side of the wadding and prevents humidity getting into the insulation and wall. If water vapor were to get into the wall and insulation, it would reduce its insulation qualities and potentially allow flaws to occur…

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Crawl Spaces are notorious for bad odors and high humidity. Frequently, those problems start making their way up into the living areas of a home. There are some good affordable solutions that can help.

If your crawl space has dirt floor, then a smart first step would be to install a vapor barrier. A vapor barrier is a plastic sheet that is resistant to water vapor.

Read about some more advantageous here:

https://plasticrollsheet.wordpress.com/2016/04/21/understanding-the-need-importance-and-advantages-of-vapor-barrier/

 

After installing a vapor barrier, a next good step would be a crawl space ventilation unit which expels musty damp air and replaces it with fresher dry air from floors above, such as, the WAVE Crawl Space Unit.  

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Tenacity is required to get answers about the safety of your home’s tap water.

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Many of us read about the high levels of lead found in the water in Flint, MI. But what about the water where you live? Do you know how much lead your family is exposed to? How do you find out?

If you ask your water company, they will tell you the level of lead that is in the water from the treatment plant. but the water still has  along way to travel before it gets to your sink. Think of all the old pipes the water needs to travel through. maybe you don’t want to think about it because that’s where the lead problem often begins.

Marc Edwards, the Virginia Tech environmental engineering professor whose independent testing in Flint revealed significant lead contamination and who several years ago investigated lead contamination in the District of Columbia’s water system was quoted in a USA Today article stating, “You can test your house six times and it doesn’t mean you’re safe,” Even if all of those tests — and more — show no or low levels of contamination in the water, if the house has any lead plumbing, particles of lead can break off at any time.”

Now what? Take matters in your own hand. Don’t rely on the government to keep the lead out. Install a water filter.

Check out some really effective filters at www.wavehomesolutions.com

 

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In the wake of the Flint crisis, communities turn to innovative technology and financing to prevent the next crisis.

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Did you know that in 2013 the American Society of Civil Engineers gave the US drinking water system a grade of D? Much of the water infrastructure in the developed world was built 70 to 100 years ago. It’s time to rebuild and replace much of the pipes and treatment plants. However, this comes with huge estimated costs. Projected costs are exceeding $1 trillion over the next 25 years.  Read more about these issues and solutions being offered. 

It’s a good idea to take matters in your own hands when possible. consider installing a whole house water filter from WAVE Home Solutions. 

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WAVE Home Solutions

Summer is just around the corner, and that means long days of hot sun beating down on your home will be here before you know it. Instead of waiting, it’s important to properly prepare your home now, before summer hits. To keep things manageable, it’s best to break up your summer preparations into a few…

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save water in 5 steps

If you’re a fan of our blog, you’ve already learned a variety of ways to clean and purify the water in your home using WAVE water purifiers. But even once you’ve ensured that your family is able to enjoy only the freshest and safest water, you’ll still need to deal with a big issue that…

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SPRING CLEANING TIPS

The ritual of spring cleaning has been going on for centuries. Although most of us no longer have to throw open the windows to get rid of the buildup of grime from whale and kerosene oils used during the winter months, there are many other good reasons to clean your home when spring rolls around. While…

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WAVE Home Solutions

Homes that lack an air ventilation system often contain trapped moisture and other pollutants in the air, resulting in an unsafe living environment. This is especially true when you are working on a home improvement project, such as painting. Awhole-house ventilation system allows fresh, clean air to flow in and out of all rooms, while…

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