Today, the student accommodation industry must deal with an audience or clientele whose motivational factors for a choice of accommodation include the availability of an increasingly advanced technological environment, but also a superior general quality of its accommodation due to its prolonged presence.

In an abundant supply that is easy to access and a highly competitive market, it is important to distinguish and emerge.

Why and how your customers should get rid of it

Why does mold smell and what does it mean to your customers? Contractors are often asked about how they can get rid of musty smells in a home. To help them understand the solution, it’s useful to explain why the problem is happening.

Helping customers understand the important reasons to improve ventilation

Whether you are building a new home, renovating an existing one, or fixing a problem like a leaky roof or wet basement, helping your customers understand the importance of proper ventilation and clean air will not only help them enjoy their home more, it can have long-term benefits for their health. What they don’t see, i.e., the indoor air they breathe every day, is just as vital as what they do see.

Removing this invisible health hazard

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says radon is a health hazard with a simple solution - "Test. Fix. Save a life." Health Canada says "Don't Ignore It! Radon Is A Serious Health Issue”.
Why all the concern about radon in the home?

Show customers how to keep it perfect all year round with MyHome

North Americans spend up to 90% of their time indoors, so making sure home humidity levels are just right is not only important for comfort, numerous studies are showing it is vitally important for good health.

Improving the indoor air quality and reclaiming the space

The American Society of Home Inspectors estimates that 60 percent of U.S. homes have wet basements. That means that more than half of American homes could have indoor air quality issues brought on by too much moisture. Whether it’s from subsurface seepage, rain-related or excess humidity, problems that start in the basement eventually have an impact on the upstairs. While it might not be their most used space, encouraging customers to take care of excess moisture issues on their lowest level, can go a long way to creating a more comfortable and healthier environment throughout the house.

Seven in 10 living in homes with high radon levels are ignoring dangerous radioactivity, survey shows

A Health Canada study that included a Cross-Canada Survey of Radon Concentration in Homes, tested 14,000 homes nationwide in 2009-11. It found that while radon levels vary significantly across the country, no areas are “radon-free” and 6.9 per cent of Canadians are living in homes with radon levels above the current Health Canada guideline of 200 Becquerels per cubic metre (Bq/m3).

Top 3 customer complaints and how to fix them

How do your customers know that the air inside their home is unhealthy? Unlike dirt and dust that they can see, then vacuum or wipe away, it is harder to gauge how “clean” their indoor air is. Experienced contractors hear the complaints regularly and recognize the simple signs that there is a problem. Sharing that information with clients will help them understand the importance of fixing it as soon as possible.

Smart tips from Natural Resources Canada

Whether your customer is someone who enjoys all the efficiencies of a newly built home, or the character and charm of an older home, it’s important for them to understand all the ins and outs of how their place is ventilated. With improvements in building codes and construction practices, new houses tend to be more airtight while older ones require renovations and upgrading to eliminate leakage and drafts.

Maybe it’s time to get tested

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI), a professional organization of medical specialists with a special interest in the research and treatment of allergic and immunologic diseases, recognizes that millions of people suffer year-round from allergy symptoms caused by indoor allergens, noting that culprits include dust mite droppings, animal dander, cockroach droppings, and molds.

Tips from the Canadian Lung Association

The Canadian Lung Association (lung.ca) recommends that everyone should make healthy indoor air a goal. Canadians spend 90 percent of their time indoors and when the indoor air quality is poor, it can have an impact on everyone’s health and greatly affect people suffering from asthma, allergies, or lung disease.