Having indoor air quality never was a big thing until I had my own home. Having various humidifiers and air purifiers for family members to ensure that we are breathing the best air is key, but those gadgets can only do so much for us. The solution really for indoor air quality lies much deeper by services from true professionals. If you live in Pennsylvania, calling a company like Nash Everett, to give you a home assessment, health assessment and proper ventilation within your home is important for you and those that live with you.
If you live in Pennsylvania, calling a company like Nash Everett, to give you a home assessment, health assessment and proper ventilation within your home is important for you and those that live with you.
What exactly is Indoor Air Quality, and what makes it important? Indoor Air Quality, also known as IAQ refers to the air quality within and around structures, especially as it relates to the comfort and health of the building and occupants inside. Understanding and controlling those common pollutants indoors can help the risk of indoor concerns. These effects may be experienced after exposure to air pollutants, especially over a period of years. Some of these effects include fatigue, cold or flu-like symptoms, asthma, headaches, irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat or asthma. These are critical to look out for, especially if you have newborn children or any child in your home. Some cases might be mild, but it depends on the severity of the pollutants in your home, as well as pre-existing conditions you may have, your sensitivity to such pollutants or your age.
Indoor Air Quality, also known as IAQ refers to the air quality within and around structures, especially as it relates to the comfort and health of the building and occupants inside.
Proper Health Evaluation: While we go through inspections of our new home, do any of us really perform a thorough home evaluation similar to one performed by professionals? Are we really observing the interior and exterior of our home as a professional would? Professionals include an in-depth analysis of their findings, alerting the consumer of potential concerns that should be addressed. An in-depth analysis is recommended if you are purchasing a new home, buying an older home that has a few concerns, experiences odors in your current home, or have experienced any issues with water intrusion or humidity in your home, or if you would simply like a more detailed picture of your environment.
So why is Nash Everett the company for you? The Durham mold removal business was started by Gary Szymanski with the sole purpose of consistently improving homes AND lives. The name, Nash Everett, actually stands for the two most important people in Gary’s life, his two children. When he himself was faced with mold issues within his home he became frustrated looking for solutions that did not involve toxic contaminants or those that only masked the condition, instead of truly fixing it. With his prior knowledge of being a lead project manager with GreenWorks Environmental, he decided to take the leap and open his own business. He was determined to create a company that worked hand in hand with his own values of trust and honesty to make people feel better. Gary is extremely passionate about helping others improve their health within their home, give them an affordable outlet, and most importantly educate them on small improvements for yearly maintenance. Gary also specializes in assisting families and individuals with chemical and environmental sensitivities.
When he himself was faced with mold issues within his home he became frustrated looking for solutions that did not involve toxic contaminants or those that only masked the condition, instead of truly fixing it.
Another idea is checking the vents of your home too. If you think it’s not that big of a deal and you shouldn’t pay to get your ducts cleaned for instance, you need to take the possible serious health issues that could arise from clogged ducts seriously. I’m not just talking about sneezing because of some dust on your carpet. I’m talking about asthma, headaches, dizziness, and even long-term issues such as respiratory diseases, heart disease, and even cancer. There are preventative measures you can take such as a ventilation system to prevent damp mold from contaminating your house. Being proactive can help you prevent air quality-related health problems as well as save you money down the road if small problems left untreated turn into big problems. If you’re a homeowner, you know that when it rains, it pours. It always seems as if just when you’ve paid for some big home project, something completely unrelated in your house falls apart. The expenses pile up fast so why not be proactive in your home and cut down on the possibility of some nasty surprises.
All in all, do your best to keep a lookout for anything in your home that might give you a warning and call in the professionals to give you peace of mind.
Reach out to Nash Everett for all your air quality needs, today!
What shoe am I proclaiming will be the shoe of the summer?
The Stretch Sandal from Bottega Veneta!
Every celebrity has been rocking the shoe lately! The closed-toe, mesh sandal features a unique, one of a kind style. When you see the shoe, you know it’s a Bottega Veneta sandal.
The versatility of the shoe makes it the perfect splurge worthy shoe for the summer. But if you’re not ready to dish out the $930 needed to purchase this coveted shoe, I've found the perfect dupe for you!
Score this Bottega Veneta Stretch Sandal dupe from Shein for less than $30!
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XOXO, Chelsea Nicole, The Mod Little Melanin
Spring has sprung and I’m so excited to finally bring you fashion as we transition into Spring weather!
When you think of Spring, you probably think of floral print, pastels, lace, and dainty dresses. Well that’s not me, or my style. I absolutely despise floral print. It’s too dainty for my taste. But this dress provided the perfect mix of grunge fashion with a subtle floral print. I even cut the slit a bit higher in the dress to make it more me.
While I’ve paired it with red boots, a pair of Doc Martens, and a black corset under bra belt would look just fine with this dress. It probably isn’t your style, so it may not sound appealing but I promise it can be pulled off with ease by me.
If you knew me in high school, then you know my style has always been bold. I’ve always lived in Hot Topic. I’ve always preferred chain belts. I’ve always loved tights under shorts. And boots can be worn year round. Nothing about my style has ever changed. It’s just slowly evolved as I’ve grown older.
Are you living for the colorful trend of bold colored boots this Spring?
I love to pair my boots with mini skirts and mini dresses through May, weather permitting of course. One of the things I love about living in the northeast, is that you can absolutely get away with long sleeves and boots well into early May. Just a year and a half ago when I was still living in Virginia Beach, I likely would’ve already been living in bikinis and on the beach already; because there’s no better place to study or work from then sitting ocean side (when it’s not tourist season).
But back to these boots and this look. This entire outfit, accessories and all is from @shein_us. I wasn’t a believer in Shein when I first learned about the brand a year ago. In my mind, there was no way a brand could offer good quality clothing for an affordable price. Get rid of the doubts in your mind, this brand has been nothing but hits for me.
As promised, I’m currently working on a series of videos reviewing pieces I’ve recently purchased from Shein for Spring. They’ll be up around the first full week of April.
Chelsea Nicole, The Mod Little Melanin
This past weekend to celebrate the fifth anniversary of The Mod Little Melanin, I participated in a socially distanced photo shoot! Over the last five years, I’ve fallen in love with being in front of the camera, styling outfits for myself, and clients, striking a pose and sharing my love of fashion with the world. Instagram has certainly transformed over the last five years. Growth isn’t quite as easy, and solving the algorithm to get your content to your followers is a never-ending struggle.
But with those changes to Instagram, new opportunities have arisen for me. Brands now pay me to create content with their products to share with you all on my page. I now have the opportunity to use Instagram as a source of income that is certainly needed as a broke podiatry student. I’ve even transformed Styled by Mod - my OG followers remember those days of me styling clients and my Polyvore flat lays - to my own brand (@shopthemodlittlemelanin) that is re-launching with accessories on February 14th!
My love of fashion didn’t just bloom overnight though. It started as a child when I would march around the home in my mom’s heels and layer on her necklaces to play dress-up. Flourished with me coloring in my Barbie fashion coloring book at age four, and falling in love with my patent red leather shoes as a kid.
To me, fashion is more than the way you dress. It’s a form of expressing oneself non-verbally. The fashion taste of a person can reveal much about their personality. Are they a minimalist? Are they adventurous? Or do they prefer classic, traditional pieces? Do they like to stand out? Or would they prefer to blend in with the trends of the times?
Think about my taste in fashion. Bold prints, bright colors, fun textures and statement pieces are my favorite to incorporate into my everyday wardrobe. I like to mix high-end and low-end pieces, and love to show that body size does not determine what is and is not meant for you.
My love of fashion has inspired me to take The Mod Little Melanin one step further by developing a clothing line specifically for mid-size women, size 10-16. There isn’t quite anything out there that caters to women my size. The traditional S, M, and L doesn’t always fit, and going into plus size may be still be slightly too big. By developing a clothing line with my body type in mind, I’ll be able to cater to a clothing line for the girls that are what I like to call mid-figured. This is something that has been in the works for months, and I’m so excited to share what I’ve been working on with you all this Fall!
XOXO, Chelsea Nicole
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A Fashion Blog by Chelsea Nicole.