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Causes and Sources of Mold Growth

Underlying Causes of Mold Mold is everywhere. The issues facing us as home and business owners, is when mold reaches a point that it becomes a risk to health. Mold thrives in moist / warm conditions. Add these conditions to a suitable food source, mold can spread very quickly, often in unseen places. Mold thrives […]

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Why are women 60 to 80% more likely to get ill from Enviormental Exposure?

Women are much more likely to become sick due to environmentally acquired illnesses than men. Though this is a widely accepted fact in the medical community, there isn’t a clear reason as to why. There have been a number of factors which have been hypothesized through studies and doctors’ experiences. As a society, we are […]

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Is your Indoor Air a Cloud of Pollution?

The air in our buildings are often 2 to 5 times more toxic than outdoor air. We often overlook indoor air quality when we consider the factors that influence our health and our wellbeing. You spend approximately half of your life at home, so it’s important to make sure you aren’t spending your time sitting […]

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Is Mold Growth or Damage Covered by Insurance?

Is mold covered by my Homeowners (HO) or Business Owners (BO) Insurance? If you have discovered mold growths in your home you might ask the above question. Some of my clients assume that the insurance policy they have been paying for years will have their back. However, the truth, can be a disappointment for many. […]

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Air Quality On The Road

Indoor Air Quality On The Road Most of us spend a huge amount of time on the road commuting to work and traveling all over our great country. So what about the air in your car, truck or RV? Cabin Air Filters: Cabin air filters function much like the air filters in your home. Designed […]

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3 Keys to Toxic Mold Illness Prevention

3 Keys to Mold Illness Prevention: Understanding the THREE KEYS to mold illness prevention can save your families health and avoid costly repairs. 1.Have your home or building professionally inspected by a indoor Air Quality Professional annually. 2. Eliminate sources of dampness, high humidity and moisture to prevent mold growth. 3. Increase ventilation and proper […]

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Things You Should Know about Building Related Illness (BRI)

What is a Building Related Illness? The term building-related illness (BRI) is used to describe illnesses occurring in a specific indoor environment. Our clients often experience symptoms of various illnesses only in one indoor environment. BRI are real and can be experienced at home, work, hotel rooms or other environments including airplanes and vehicles. Negative […]

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9 Symptoms of Mold Associated Illness

My clients often ask about mold exposure and mold illness. I typically meet them after they have been suffering from exposure to Indoor Air Quality Toxins for months or years. Heres a list of the top symptoms they report when we are inspecting their home and offices for sick building syndrome. A sick building needs a […]

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All Black Mold Is Toxic… True or False?

Is all Black Mold Toxic?  All black molds are not toxic and neither are all toxic molds black.  Most people hear the words “Black Mold” and assume that it’s a toxic disease-causing killer. Toxic Mold: The words toxic black mold when used in the media is typically referring to a strain of mold called Stachybotryus. […]

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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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