Pesticide Residue

My husband and I are moving our family with two young children to a new home. I've heard of the possibility of unpleasant effects resulting from exposure to pesticides.  Read More...

Fleas and Carpet

I've heard that pesticide drops can cause cancer in animals. My cat suffers from terrible fleas. The veterinarian prescribed pet medicine, which I later learned contains pesticides as an active ingredient.  Read More...

Concrete SubFloor

My son's doctor recommended that I remove all the carpets from my home to help his asthma. My contractor said that there is concrete under the carpet. What do I do so that we don't inadvertently add toxins to the air space? Read More...

Mom to Be

I'm expecting a baby soon and would like to use a non-toxic paint for the baby's room. Won't my contractors already be aware of the SaferBuilding™ materials and methods? Read More...

Financial Advantages of SaferBuilding

We have a large building for which good cash flow is essential. I read that we can potentially increase the property value by 10% by maintaining the building using SaferBuilding&trade materials and methods. Read More...


My house has termites. Everyone from my builder to my realtor says this is a very serious problem and that I can't risk using alternative methods. Can I just leave for a week while they apply the pesticides and then come back when they're done? Read More...

Office Uses Toxic Products

My office is planning to do renovations which will take several months. I got headaches for a week the last time my house was painted, and I'm concerned that I'll have horrible headaches for months when they renovate.  Read More...

Home Depot One-Stop Shopper

I buy most of my home improvement products at Home Depot and want to practice SaferBuilding™. Will I be able to get the necessary products at Home Depot?  Read More...

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