Chlorine Bleach – Does it kill mold or not?
Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 | Categories: Assisted Living Facilities, Black Mold, Commercial Building Inspections, Sick Building, Toxic Mold,Indoor Air Quality | 2 Comments
Chlorine Bleach (sodium hypochlorite) is commonly found in most homes and businesses. Chlorine is used as a disinfectant in water and many cleaning products. Chlorine gas has also been used as a chemical weapon in war. Many people misuse chlorine, in concentration, and often experience the effects of poison from breathing and skin contact. In my practice […]Read More »
Talcum Powder: The Bad News
Saturday, January 14th, 2017 | Categories: Assisted Living Facilities, Children and Mold, Toxic Mold,Indoor Air Quality | No Comments
Is Talcum Powder Dangerous? I probably inspect 10 homes a week and as my clients take me on an walk through of their homes I frequently see Talcum Powder in the bathrooms and baby changing areas. I see the powder on floors in bathrooms and on and around changing table areas. For decades, a staple of […]Read More »
East Tennessee Fires Creates Breathing Problems for Thousands.
Friday, December 2nd, 2016 | Categories: Assisted Living Facilities, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Children and Mold, Commercial Building Inspections, Indoor Air Quality, Sick Building, Toxic Mold,Indoor Air Quality | No Comments
I have noticed a lot of coughing going on in East Tennessee even as the smoke dies down from the recent devastating wild fires in the Gatlenburg and Pigeon Forge areas. Knoxville and the surrounding 100 miles or so has been blanked by residual haze and smoke. What’s in forest fire smoke? Forest fire smoke […]Read More »
Your New Pillow Stinks? – Here’s why……..
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 | Categories: Assisted Living Facilities, Indoor Air Quality, Sick Building, Toxic Mold,Indoor Air Quality | No Comments
I noticed this issue on a memory foam pillow that I recently tried out at a swanky hotel I stayed at while traveling. It seems the hotel was “offering” a new state of the art pillow that I could buy for the low price of $ 65.00 if I loved it. I didn’t love it so […]Read More »
Bad Indoor Air Quality Sickens Employees
Friday, October 14th, 2016 | Categories: Assisted Living Facilities, Black Mold, Commercial Building Inspections, Commercial Inspections, Humidity, Mold Solutions, Sick Building | No Comments
Research findings are clear. Indoor air quality is a huge factor in the health and well being of building occupants. The average American spends 60% to 90% of his or her time indoors and while a lot of attention has been given to the effects of outside pollution, the EPA estimates that indoor air contaminants […]Read More »
Water Leaks Can Destroy Commercial Buildings
Monday, September 19th, 2016 | Categories: Assisted Living Facilities, Commercial Building Inspections, Flooding, Humidity, Surgical Centers, Thermography, Water Leaks | No Comments
Water destroys buildings. Often water leaks and moisture penetrations go unnoticed for years. We are experts in Commercial Building Inspections. Having tackled Shopping Centers, Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities, Schools, Malls, Residential Dormitories, Surgical Centers and a multitude of other projects we understand our clients needs for fast service with quality reporting. We recently completed […]Read More »