Home is the Most Important Place

Home is the most important place. It is our castle.

Home is our safety haven, our sacred space, our island in the midst of the world.

For many of us, the world can be a bit full-on. The onslaught of fragrances, noise, wi-fi, people, lights… it can be overwhelming at times.

Also, most of these things are out of our control.

The best thing to do is to have a healing, safe, and nourishing home to come back to.

A virtual Indoor Environmental Health Assessment Can Short-Cut Your Route to a Healthy Nurturing Space

By assessing your home with great care, and attention to detail, we can shortcut the agonising searching for information and hazards.

Whether it be:

  • electromagnetic fields
  • phone towers
  • neighbours wi-fi
  • the smart meter
  • air pollutants
  • indoor air quality
  • volatile organic compounds
  • lead and other heavy metals
  • drinking water contaminants
  • mould and water damage
  • personal care and cleaning products
  • and more!

By assessing your home, I can determine the hazards, the potential problems AND provide you with solutions.

Many of my clients experience not only peace of mind, but improved health after implementing the recommendations.

They know that they have made their home safe for their families.

Get in touch so we can arrange your assessment.

Don’t be Guttered!

Gutters – They Can Play a Large Role in the Health of Our Buildings

Gutters collect the water that come off the roof.

The roof is like a rain hat of our home.

Hidden Mould

I have been to so many homes that have water damage and mould because of poorly maintained gutters – and this is easy enough to avoid.

What happens when gutters are not maintained?

Generally, they overflow.

But not always.

In some cases, the water can run towards the house and end up in wall cavities! This is one cause of “hidden mould” and it can still affect your health – even if you can’t see or smell it.

This is situation where it is often hard to detect what the problem is. Often there are no obvious signs – to an unskilled eye.


So, what to do?

Simple – create a regular maintenance schedule.

How frequently this needs doing will depend on where you live.

Factors such as the amount and type of trees, how close they are, do they drop their leaves each autumn, and so on can all help to determine how often you should be cleaning the gutters.

I recommend starting with a quarterly/seasonal clean… and then during autumn/fall more often.

How Can I Tell If My Gutters Need Cleaning?

The most reliable way is to get up on a ladder and have a look.

Another way is to look for any signs of plant growth… I call this the “gutter garden.” When there is enough dirt and debris in the gutters, plants will begin to grow. It is pretty severely blocked at this point.

One final way is to observe what happens when it rains. Do you see water cascading over the sides? This shows that your gutters aren't coping with the rain. Often this will occur when they are blocked. It can also occur in extremely heavy rain, especially when there is hail.

So keep an eye out. Observing is a wonderful skill.

Find out if you have an issue –
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