Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Going Green

GOING GREEN:  I want to tell you about “Going Green” for your interiors.  I spent many years in Chicago studying this only to find out people don’t care.  Well, some people that is.  My sister and brother-in-law have had a difficult time with a house that was full of caustic mold that had penetrated their roof due to heavy rains.  A shrinking economy made it so they could not afford to mitigate the problem, thus they have moved.  My heart pours out to them and their family.  Here are some things you can do to help with being “green” in your home.  1) Choose products that are “formaldehyde free”, you know how to find this information, the manufacturers label.  2) Open your windows more, I know you don’t like bugs, just do it on Saturday’s.  3) use household cleaning products that are “chemical” free, and odor free. 4) If you choose carpeting, please, please, choose carpet that has “green” and environmentally friendly or the “green” seal attached to it.  The reason is, there are carpet manufacturers that choose not to put into their products, caustic formaldehyde and they will tell you, honestly!  Fresh air for our children, clean and organized environments that’s what interior design is about.  Now, call me if you want/need more information.  Your friend – Karen  PS:  If you need a new roof, do it immediately because the water penetration sits in the “plenum” space of your roof and the hot environment creates an “atmosphere” for mold to breed.

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