Your home is supposed to be your sanctuary. It’s the place where you and your loved ones spend
most of your time. Yet, many homes are breeding grounds for illnesses caused by contaminants
in the home.
Do you suffer from headaches, dry throat, or allergy-like symptoms? Do you have trouble
sleeping at night? Ever notice that you feel better when you have left your house and are around
How Could This Be?
If you suffer from illness-like symptoms, you may have thought that these things were just
seasonal issues. The truth is your house may be to blame. The causes aren’t always obvious, but
could include some of the following:
- Indoor air quality can become contaminated by any number of biological contaminants. This
can include bacteria, viruses, animal dander, cat saliva, house dust, mites, insects, rodents,
pollens, molds, mildews, and more.
- Additional pollutants may include building materials, paints, glues, carpets, piping, water
supply, metals and more. Many newly constructed homes can have these issues in addition to
- Moisture and humidity is a breeding ground for issues, inviting insects and rodents, and causing
molds and mildews to grow in both visible and invisible areas of your home.
- If you regularly take long, steamy showers or you’re frequently steaming or boiling foods,
these can also be contributing factors.
- Even something as simple as the kind of vacuum cleaner you’re using or storing certain
household products in a certain way can be significant contributing factors.
The History of Hayward Score
In 2008, Bill Hayward CEO and Chief Sustainability Officer of Hayward Lumber, a 100-year-
old California lumber and building material supplier, became sick with his wife and their
newborn daughter in their “dream home”. Bill realized the illnesses were caused by sources from
his own home. Since then, Bill has been focused on combining building science and medical
science into a compelling strategy to transform home construction so that homes will no longer
degrade human health.
As part of his mission, Bill founded the Hayward Score. Hayward Score is a free online survey
built to help you understand the factors that are influencing your indoor air quality. You answer a
few questions about your home and how you live. The results are analyzed, and you are instantly
provided with a real-time report and given detailed action plans on how to make your home
Start Feeling Better
Hayward Score has been used by more than 30,000 people from all walks of life. These people
were determined to take control of the health of their home. Join the revolution of people taking
action to turn their homes into living, breathing sanctuaries.
Protect yourself and your family. Empower yourself with the knowledge you need to change the
way you live so you can begin feeling better at home.