The Home Depot has the product authority, services, and know-how to help create a healthier home and improve your home air quality.
How Can I Improve the Air Quality in My Home?
Protect everyone in your home by reducing your exposure to irritants, bacteria, and other contaminants. Test your air quality then monitor it, and if needed, find the right healthy home products to address your issues.
Sources of Indoor Pollutants
A. Bathroom: Mould, mildew, etc.
B. Living Room: Paint VOC’s, tobacco smoke, varnishes, pet dander, etc.
C. Bedroom: Perfumes, nail polish, dust mites, etc.
D. Laundry Room: Cleaning product VOC’s, mould, mildew, etc.
E. Kitchen: Natural gas, cooking appliance emissions, smells, etc.
Smart Indoor Air Quality Sensors
Airthings is a smart air quality sensor that monitors radon and other pollutants in your air such CO2 and VOCs. Get complete insight into your indoor air quality.
Improve Your Air Quality
Air purifiers can refresh stale air, remove contaminants, and improve the air quality in your home. Explore portable, room and whole home solutions. Learn how to choose an air purifier. Portable units should have their filters replaced every 3 months.
We offer products and services to help improve the quality of the water you use at home
Water Filtration Solutions
Water filters help to reduce the contaminants in your water including lead, chlorine, mercury and VOCs. Learn how to choose a water filtration system.
Consult a trusted Installer to install a Rainsoft water filtration solution that suits your family’s needs. Free water test included.
There are several ways you can help improve the environment in your home, and even small things can make a big difference. Use the following checklist to get a head start on creating a healthier home.
Mould Remediation & Prevention
Mould will grow in places with a lot of moisture, such as around leaks in roofs, windows, or pipes, or where there has been flooding. Mould grows well on paper products, cardboard, ceiling tiles, and wood products. Mould can also grow in dust, paints, wallpaper, insulation, drywall, carpet, fabric, and upholstery.
✔ Mould and mildew products
✔ Install double-pane windows, bath fans and silicone caulking to keep the moisture out
✔ Replace mouldy drywall with mould resistant ones
✔ No-touch faucets prevent germs on handles
✔ Anti-microbial surfaces
✔ Safe cleaning products
✔ Smoke & CO2 detectors
✔ Improve mood with light therapy
✔ Keep outdoor sounds out with soundproofing
✔ Hire cleaning services
If mould is found in its early stages in your home, or in a small quantity, isolating the area, cleaning the affected area, or replacing it are the main management strategies. Identifying the source of the mould is key to ensuring that it doesn’t return. Fixing a leaky roof, ventilating damp areas, and looking for leaky pipes are all great strategies for isolating your problem. Then simply use a cleaning product that is specially formulated to kill mould and mildew to get rid of it.
If you discover a large area of black mould, one that perhaps you may not be able to clean by yourself, you should leave the removal to a professional mould cleaning service. They can clean and disinfect the area and leave you with peace of mind.
Mould can enter your home through open doorways, windows, vents, and even your heating and air conditioning systems. Depending on your source of mould, here are some ways you can prevent mould from occurring. The key to mould prevention monitor the humidity levels in your home and ensure proper ventilation is achieved.
Install Vinyl Flooring
Lifeproof vinyl flooring is not only waterproof and scratch resistant, but it also has an Ultra-Fresh treatment on the bottom and top of the flooring to inhibit the growth of mould and mildew. Learn about how to choose vinyl flooring and how you can install it yourself. We also offer installation services with our trusted Home Depot Installers.
Most indoor/outdoor rugs are mould resistant due to the use of synthetic materials like polypropylene, polyester, or nylon. Since they are designed to be low-maintenance, they are easy to clean in the event that they are exposed to water or humidity over an extended period of time.
Increasing the general wellbeing you feel in your home can be accomplished by doing simple things like reducing ambient noise, growing a garden, or even adding a light-therapy lamp. Here are some ideas on how you can do it.