HOM-IMPROV-20/21: Staying home during COVID-19 has given rise to a different kind of virus. Thousands of homeowners and renters as well, have turned to cleaning, organizing and painting to make use of otherwise idle time.
Prior to the novel coronavirus, respiratory diseases were already on the rise in Canada. According to the Asthma Society of Canada, one in every four households has a family member suffering of asthma, allergies or some other chronic respiratory illness. With Canadians spending 90% of their time indoors, poor indoor air quality is a big contributor. Indoor air at home, and at work can be 100 times more poluted than outdoor air!
Gil Strachan is a professional home inspector, representing Electrospec Home Inspection Services in east-central Ontario since 1994.