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8 Dirty Little Secrets in Your Crawl Space

Most of us have no desire to enter space that lies beneath our homes. Crawl Spaces typically are dark, dirty and damp. A haven for spiders and animal waste prevents them from being an attractive venue for even the most adventurous of us. The conditions within Crawl Spaces prevents most East Tennessee homeowners from seeing the damage that can […]

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Indoor Pool Air Quality is Often Hazerdous

Ever spent time at an indoor pool?  Many of us have experienced indoor pools while traveling to hotels with them or attending swim meets. Indoor pools provide a great way to break the winter blahs and get some good exercise. But is it truly a health way to exercise? In a recent travel trip to Michigan […]

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Your Cell Phone Is Contaminated!

Hi, everybody. It’s Bob of Volunteer Mold & Indoor Air Quality here talking about something that’s pretty darn disgusting—your cell phone. A recent survey done on cellphone users—their hands and their devices themselves. They found that more than 80% of the devices that are owned by men and 60% of the cellphones held by women have […]

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Effects of a Leaking Wastewater Line

  WATCH THE VIDEO: I want to share an experience I had recently. It’s all too common occurrence that a client has a slow minor leak that may remain undiscovered for months or years. We get several of these calls every year.  A great customer contacted me and related that her home had a leaking, waste […]

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One of The Biggest Mistakes You Could Make

WATCH THE VIDEO: I did an inspection yesterday for a young family that was trying to vet a house they were looking at purchasing. They went through the typical steps of having a home inspector come out and do a general home inspection for things like windows and doors and function of appliances and many […]

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Reasons our customers choose us.

We frequently ask our clients why they choose Volunteer Inspections to help them with their property inspection. They tell us that our “holistic approach” to understanding building issues serves them best.                   We call this “Diversity of Disciplines and Experience”.  Our inspectors have decades of building inspection […]

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Can Your Pets Can Get Sick and Die From Mold?

We frequently perform Indoor Air Quality and Mold Inspections where both the family and pets they  love are quite ill. While molds are key parts of many natural ecosystems, some types pose a serious health risk for animals.  Volunteer Mold and Indoor Air Quality Services located in Knoxville Tennessee has made its mission “to quickly, […]

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Cleaning your Air Ducts?

A recent Enviormental Protection Agency (EPA) has estimated that the average american family contributes 40 pounds of dust per year to their Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system. Are you considering cleaning your air ducts? Is it a good or bad idea? We at Volunteer Mold and Indoor Air Quality think its a very […]

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Whats wrong with Bat Poop (Guano) ?

Guano Can Make you sick: I get a few dozen, client inquiries every year, asking if bats can make them sick. Just this month I have had three clients call with concerns finding Bats living in their attics. I have nothing against Bats and know that they have critical role in removing peak insects from around our homes. […]

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10 Rules for Mold On Food

(Should it stay or should it go now?) Most of us have had it happen. You open the fridge at work or home and see something fuzzy on a piece of fruit, bread or that plate of spaghetti long forgotten. When I was growing up the conventional wisdom in my house was to “cut off” […]

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